In my quest to turn everyone I meet into a thriftanista, I often hear a recurring complain — “The thrift stores near me don’t have great pieces that you seem to find.” Yes, no two thrift stores will have the exact same pieces. But that does not mean you cannot find something to add to your closet from every thrift store. The number one rule in becoming a thrift pro is thinking outside the box when it comes to thrifting.
Take for example this beautiful lace top. I found this lace top at a San Diego Salvation Army for $.50cents. It was actually$1.00 but I was there on a day where everything was 50% off. At first glance, for some, it might have appeared “grandma like” or plain ugly. The top had these ridiculous sized shoulder pads and a huge flower on one side where it’s pulled up a little bit. I did not let those ghastly fashion missteps stop me from capitalizing on a .50cents deal. What I was most concerned about was the fit, the length and the beautiful lace details. Everything else I knew was just a matter of thinking outside the box and revamping it a little to suit my modern needs.
I choose to wear these skinny jogging pants for some more structure to the outfit. I thrifted these jogging pants at Buffalo Exchange on my latest San Diego Thrifting Bus Tour. These pants are definitely a big fall fashion fave by many bloggers this season and I was very happy to get my hands on these beautiful and comfy pants for only $11.00. Honestly, they are seriously comfortable.
Adding these beautiful pointed to animal print pumps simply made this outfit stand out for me. I had been eyeing these pumps on Victoria Secrets for quite some time, but, you guys know my serious condition against paying full price for anything.
They originally came on the market for $98. Definitely out of my price range for shoes. I waited, and waited and waited until they hit their clearance low at $29.99 and then made the purchase. I ordered them a size higher than I normally wear and hit jackpot with that decision. They are not too high and actually quite comfortable for even walking! Add some simple accessories and felt really good that I thought outside the box when I scooped up this .50cents lace top!
Have you been thrifting lately? Do you try to think outside the box when coming across a unique piece?