2011-08-12

This Week I Thrifted...

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Skirt? Thrifted Shirt? F21 Necklaces? Thrifted and stolen from my Mama


This week I thrifted a handmade, chevron printed, pleated skirt. Say that 10 times fast! Never mind... don't waste your breathe, I can't hear you over the sound of the Spice Girls singing in the background.


Where? Talize, Hamilton
How much? $6 minus student discount and coupon so about $4.
Why? The skirt is cute and can be styled a lot of ways. Blah, blah, blah... Mostly, I just like the fact that it is homemade. Sewing in a chiffon fabric and putting in pleats is no walk in the park, unless you are walking through the park in high heels and trying to eat a shwarma at the same time; basically, it takes focus. And even though the skirt is well made and the pockets lie nice and flat, I am charmed by the fact that the sewer screwed up on the button holes and put in two button holes with no corresponding buttons... and then gave up and just added a hook and eye. I am betting that this skirt waistband has heard a lot of bad words and seen some tears. Whoever you are Mystery Sewer, I shall thoroughly enjoy this skirt... double button holes and all.

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What did you thrift this week?

35 comments :

Please may I? said...

I shifted nothing at all this week. Epic fail! Been a stressful week here in the uk I can tell yoiu.

Loving the skirt.

X x

Please may I? said...

Shifted!!!! Meant Thrifted!


What a spanner I am!

X x

Anja said...

lovely skirt!!! Really pretty and such a nice pattern.

I thrifted a brown thin belt and a jeans button up. Will try to work on the jeans on jeans styling with that one!!

K.Line said...

I love this post - how terrific that you've taken someone else's (probably) horrible experience and turned it into the thing you like best.

CessOviedo said...

Lovely goodies! I love stealing accessories from my mom, they have gorge treasures!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

chillairandperfume said...

I thrifted a Chanel silk scarf & a Christian Dior silk scarf for $3.99each at my local thrift store. Holler!

rebecca said...

I got a couple oversized pullover sweaters since I've heard they'll be all the rage this fall, and a camp green button down.

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I haven't had thrift time in weeks, but have plans to hit to shops hard this week. I already have a list of all of my fall wishes, but would also love to find something so lovely it can't be left behind.

mybeadifullife said...

love the skirt! i thrifted nothing. i did do a quick run through of my closet though and donated a few things that don't fit anymore.

Courtney said...

I love this skirt! So cute! Maybe she added two button holes because it's her signature ;)

Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

Camille said...

The skirt is adorable! I just found a pretty epic thrift shop that is somewhat near my place. I got 3 skirts, 1 blouse, 1 dress, 1 blaze and 1 military vest. I'm so happy! :D

♥ Camille
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Lindsey N. said...

Love love love the skirt! Can't wait to see it on you. I haven't thrifted anything this week, but I did last week!


Lindsey Soup

ParisGrrl said...

Those buttonholes would be an excellent place to use a pair of cufflinks, or even a pretty button on the front of each buttonhole with a flat plain button anchoring it on the back.

KatieMaye said...

what a great skirt!!! i thrifted some great scarves.

Savannah said...

That skirt is awesome! I have the worst luck thrifting skirts. Although I got a killer vintage lace dress for $3 bucks so I kept my complaining to a minimum this week

Laurel said...

I love that outfit! I can't say I thrifted any clothing this week, but I did pick up a few pieces for my vintage luggage collection. :) I have a bit of an addiction...

atlantanative said...

I thrifted my very first silk shirt! For only $2! I'm so excited to get it back from the cleaners and wear it.

Bri said...

Loving the chevron printed pleated skirt, I only said it once and that was enough!

Megan said...

haha that's awesome! It adds some charm :)

Lovely skirt, nice find. Today I thrifted a pair of beautiful vintage-looking peep toe heels that are purple and blue and just happened to fit perfectly. They may be one of my favorite finds ever, actually. I also found a beautiful, red Ferragamo bag with gold detailing. The past few times I've thrifted have been a disappointment, so I'm pretty happy!

megannielsen said...

hehehe i definitely think that waistand has seen a lot of swearing!! i can relate - i've definitely had those, sewing moments. What a gorgeous skirt, and a great find!

Tabitha said...

I'm so jealous of your thrifted items. I love chevron printed anything!

Think Twice Style said...

I love the two button holes! I think it gives it character.

Terri said...

It's a beautiful skirt. You could make an interesting closure by inserting a bit of ribbon, threading it through each button hole and tying a bow. I thrifted a chevron skirt myself, though of a much cheaper make; a dress; and a silk blouse covered with handwriting that I shall have to give some loving attention to.

IrishRedRose said...

I like Terri's idea about the ribbon bow! Great skirt--I love black and white patterns!

Today I thrifted a lovely paisley silk tie from England for the husband, and a red and white printed batik rayon top, a rust linen 2pc pants/top set by Eileen Fisher, and 3 odd items I wouldn't've normally gotten but they were a dollar each: a burgundy Carole Little floral maxi skirt, a rayon jacket in burgundy and amber with a vaguely Southwestern pattern, and an 80s silk shirt in amber, cherry red, olive, brown and dark green--very mysterious, vaguely steampunkish pattern with spectacles, letters in Victorian script, pocket watches and other indecipherable items.

Natbeesfashion said...

I usually thrift bags and belts..
However last time I remember thrifting two dresses for a ridiculous cheap price..
Your skirt is fantastic..I like that pattern :)
xx
Anastasia

Slauditory said...

I thrifted a pair of salmon-colored J. Crew shorts. This may be the first time I have ever thrifted something that's still in style!

Alex said...

An Aquascutum scarf for £1 yesterday! I am thrilled I found it lurking behind a load of polyester nasties.

AJ said...

Great find! It looks like a wool herringbone from afar. This week, I thrifted a bright blue silk blouse and a J. Crew skirt for the fall. Total = $7. Very good trip.

matilda deathstar said...

I had a great thrifting week! I scored a brand new Theory pantsuit, red jeans and this awesome (crazy) dress!

Love your new skirt!


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Cathy said...

Beautiful! Me-no thrifting this week! :(
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Gray Skies said...

I thrifted a camel-colored skirt yesterday! Also, I got a faux-leather skirt at H&M for $7, which isn't really thrifting but pretty much felt like it at that price.

Stacey
Gray Skies

Candice said...

Those double button holes may not be a mistake. I'm seeing it with two buttons connected by a little chain. Might be worth a shot to fancy it up a bit! :)

Marvelousa said...

You're so bold, a chevron skirt! I can't wait to see how you'll style it. I usually run away from printed bottoms due to total lack of creativity on how to style them. Or maybe, total excess of unmatching printed tops? Oh, well :)

SWF_Terra said...

Oh OH. This skirt would look brilliant with the bright purple tieneck blouse I thrifted (and that needs a complete button overhaul) on my last outing. But that's neither here nor there really. I love finding these great home projects. And at least the buttonholes offer some symmetry. Mistakes with PURPOSE.

Karla said...

Lovely print!!

I found an orange skirt and a red vintage dress. I had been looking for something in orange for a while. I can't wait to wear it.