This Week I Thrifted...


Shirt? J. Crew, thrifted Sweater? Gap Necklaces? Banana Republic and The Last Hurrah

What? J. Crew cotton button-up
Where? Talize (again... of course)
How much? $8 minus 10% with discount card. I think this is a little expensive but I was feeling sorry for myself.
Why? I love the royal blue/purple colour. It's an unusual colour that really contrasts nicely. It's also an easy-going button up, which I seem to wear a lot lately; roll up the sleeves, undo a few buttons at the neck, hopefully remember to put on a pair of pants and I'm ready!
The truth is, this shirt was my consolation prize. I've been in a bit of a thrift rut; life has been overwhelming and uninspiring lately and it's been messing with my thrift luck. I found a tie front Miu Miu blouse last time and I thought that it would be my comeback kid. It was the same great purpley colour and because I felt like I was back in the game, I grabbed the J. Crew blouse beside it that was the exact colour. Because two is better than one? Sadly, the Miu Miu blouse gaped at the buttonholes over my chest. What's even sadder is that for one brief second I considered wearing two sports bras to bind my chest down and make the shirt fit. Sometimes I think stupid things. Actually, often I think stupid things but I cover it up by spouting knowledge about plants. I distract with botany; it's a true story.
Anyways, I left the tie front blouse and I took home the J. Crew blouse. And styled like it is with the apple green v-neck and a glob of necklaces, I'm OK with the fact that I paid $7 for it. No new cat toys this week, I guess.


What did you thrift this week?


Hilary said...

I got this shirt in much better condition for $1.50 at a yard sale! I felt very proud of myself...

Unknown said...

love the color combo!
I thrifted an adorable wicker purse...I blogged about it here if you want to see pictures. :)

have a great weekend.

Secondhand Stella said...

Very pretty color. I love it paired with the bright sweater.

This week I found 2 pairs of jeans (one is neon pink), a silk dress, and a bracelet. I have been lazy about photographing my thrift finds, though.

Unknown said...

i love how you styled this!!! i have been thrifting striped mens button down shirts and taking them in and cropping them... best part is i had a 1/2 off coupon so they were 60cents each! crazy cheap!


matilda deathstar said...

I thrifted this awesome leopard dress.


Love the blue and green color combo, very cool.

Lisa said...

i love these colors together! i wish we had this store in California.

*Girl From Scratch said...

My thrift store was slamming this week!

I got:

-A vintage Samsonite train case $2.99

-A vintage Levi Strauss button-up plaid shirt (great for Fall!) $3.99

-Lastly, a navy pencil skirt with gold buttons going down it!!!! My fave!

I wish I could post pics!!!!

Katherine said...

Wow i love the J.Crew item and I think the price was still good...I need to thrift more! Fabulous color combo :)

Courtney said...

I thrifted a vintage red leather envelope purse! Love love love! I also thrifted a suede skirt and a red leather skirt... 3 for like 11$
Pretty awesome, right?
I'm going to post about it tomorrow, and link you, because you've inspired me to thrift more! I never went before I started reading your blog... so thanks for inspiring me to try something new!

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Nessa said...


I've liked your blog for awhile but never commented- but I thought I might let you know about a little trick I know for the chest-gaping shirt problem. I'm sure you're a good stitcher, from seeing the beautiful things you have made in the past, and while I know you're taking a break from sewing, this is just a very little bit- you can attach a little snap in the gape-y spot with invisible whip stitches and it totally makes the problem go away.

Anywho, love your blog!

Anonymous said...

that necklace is fabulous! :)

xo jeanette


Urban Nester said...

I love those colors... Gorgeous! And that necklace is right up my alley :]

I thrifted a button-up flowy blouse for $4.99! I will have an outfit post about it this coming week!

Come stop by my style blog!

thatdamngreendress said...

I found a nice knife-pleat wool skirt in a great caramel tan- perfect for this fall! I love it when those finds let you stop drooling over full-price new things!

Anonymous said...

i didn't thrift this week, but this post has inspired me to pair a blue j. crew top i thrifted last week with my apple green sweater, so thanks! and i have a few tops that can only be worn over a sports bra. :)

gleeps said...

You are a styling virtuoso - fantastic color and necklace pairing!

I hit the mother lode at an estate sale yesterday and came away with the best haul for a grand total of $35. Got a vintage plaid taupe/cream belted wool coat ($7), two vintage beaded wool knit shell/skirt suits ($7 each), a vintage chocolate brown wrap skirt with a dark red/dark green/mustard plaid border at the hemline ($4), a hand-crocheted granny-square vintage wool scarf ($1), a vintage gold/coral bib-style necklace ($6), 2 sets of vintage Vera print pillowcases ($1 for each set), and a vintage Vera floral hand-towel ($1). Going back today for the half-price day - I have my eye on a cross-stiched bed coverlet that was $125 yesterday. It's truly a masterpiece.

Courtney said...

I posted the pictures of what I thrifted!
Suede skirt, Leather skirt, Silk scarf - 15$"

I linked back to you :)

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Anonymous said...

Those colors are great together & I LOVE that necklace!!!

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

That royal blue/purple colour would look fantastic on your skin and hair colour :)
I thrigted this week many clothes from my mom's closet..and when I say a lot I mean it!!


myedit said...

Nessa- good tip, thanks! I have to say, the Miu Miu top wasn't even a close fit, I was being ridiculous in even imagining it closing up nicely...
gleeps- did you get the coverlet??? Need to know!

Jess @ twin styles said...

I thrifted quite a bit this week. Went a little crazy since I'm giving myself a short shopping time out (2 months). In the last week, I've gone twice spending roughly $150 thrifting (yikes!). Well worth it though.
I love the color of that blouse. Royal blue is such a pretty color and t does (as you said) contrast well. The green sweater and necklaces look great with. $7 isn't bad, especially if you're having a "blah, spoil myself to feel a bit better" moment. You deserve it! :D


Balls Deep Purchases from $100 day yesterday...

gleeps said...

Hi Yen! Yes, I got the coverlet! It is white matelasse with cross-stitched orange and green flowers. I nearly knocked over a sweet old lady in my mad dash up the stairs to claim the coverlet, if it was still there (and it was!). I paid $62.50 for that (crazy cheap considering the hours and hours of work that went into it). For an additional $12.50, I got the following, all vintage: cream/brown wool space-dyed Evan Picone V-neck pullover sweater with pouch pocket in front brown leather buttons at the V-neck, taupe/cream/blue/pink tapestry maxi skirt with matching belt, cream cotton circle skirt with abstract black print, cream peasant-style eyelet blouse, khaki trenchcoat, belt made of brown leather links, a dozen scarves (some silk, some challis wool, some cotton), 4 necklaces, leather purse, hand-crocheted multi-color granny-square afghan. Deeply, deeply satisfying!

Emily said...

I scored a sweet no name dress and a Diane Von Furstenberg for $6. It's frumpy but the pattern is amazing and I WILL make it work.

Autumn said...

You would look fab in this outfit - let's see it! My luck was so-so this week. I got a great pair of jeans and some nice gray trousers for work.

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