I adore a good thrift haul and it’s something I haven’t done nearly enough lately. Well I’m on a mission to change that while adding friends to the mix. I hosted an “unofficial” thrift event this past February and it was so fun to have Liz and another work friend join in on the thrifting craze. For my event in March, which came to be termed a “thrift crawl,” I opened it up to all bloggers in Richmond. And…no one came. But please don’t feel sorry for me, feel sorry for everyone else who missed out on the world of goodies I found for under $10. My thrift crawl featured three thrift stores with a pit stop at u-Fab (I’m also on the hunt for the perfect fabric to make curtains for my living room. Ambitious, I know).
The first photo features what I didn’t get (no thrift regrets there) as I am just not a colored or patterned pants girl, try as I might. I was sorely tempted on the cream skirt as it’s right up my alley, but a few picks here and there and less than stellar fit caused me to put it back on the rack. What I did get is: navy blue clutch with gold handle ($3), DKNY sweater ($1), patterned scarf ($1), oxblood clutch ($3).
You’ll be happy to know that I wasn’t just thinking of myself on my little trip – I had my husband and our home in mind too. I found a perfect condition cigar box (I LOVE cigar boxes which I contribute to my stint as a hostess at The Tobacco Company) that now sits on our media console and holds our coasters. I also grabbed a cute ringed silver frame. In our apartment, we had a wall of frames with silver frames of all kind. I’m hoping to add this to our new home, so keep an eye out for that next year (seriously – we just now painted and we’ve lived here for 6 months).
And for the record, I’ll be sending personal invites to my next event, May 11, so mark your calendars now and get ready to be annoyed with emails, tweets, and texts. Because I like friends when I shop. It’s good for convincing you to buy that sequined top from the 80s.