Thrift Scores Linkup

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Since I’ll be sharing my thrifted finds on a monthly basis, I thought it would be fun to do a linky where other bloggers could share their awesome thrifted finds too. So if you love thrifting as much as I do, please share your latest blog posts about thrifting at the bottom of this post.

In February, I really didn’t do a whole lot of thrifting. Not at stores, anyway. I shopped at my favorite consignment store once, mostly because I was taking items to consign as I again purged my closet of clothes that are (already) too big. The rest of these pieces came from my mother’s closet as SHE was purging. Thank you Mommy!

Here’s what I found:

Tommy Hilfiger trench coat

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I got this at the beginning of the month, and I’ve already gotten lots of wear out of it. It’s pretty heavy, so it works even on cold days, and it’s a Large, so it should still fit next year. It was 50% off, to boot! Found at: Alexis Suitcase consignment

Black side-ruched sheath dress

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Do you have any idea how hard it is to take a decent picture of a black dress? I couldn’t get a good pic, but there is some lovely ruching on the left side (right in the photo). I bought this on a day when I had no intention of shopping at all, but I saw it, and it spoke to me. The fit is awesome! Found at: Alexis Suitcase consignment

Banana Republic cross-front dress

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My husband laughed when I told him I feel like Michelle Obama in this dress. The silhouette just looks like something she’d wear. And there’s a bonus: I can wear it without a bra (gasp!). For a busty woman like myself, that’s a pretty darn big deal! Found at: Alexis Suitcase consignment

White full maxi skirt

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This skirt is loaded with fabric and really heavy — which is among the reasons I love it. The photo doesn’t do it justice. My mother had this for years and never wore it, so I was only too happy to take it off her hands. This will likely make an outfit appearance soon. *wink* Found at: My mother’s closet

Sundress with removable straps

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I couldn’t believe my mother was getting rid of this, but the more I looked at it, the more I realized she’d probably never wear it unless she wore a jacket or cardigan over it. And she’d say it’s too short — which made it perfect for me :) The straps can be removed to make it strapless, and the top has great structure. Found at: My mother’s closet

Black linen blazer

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I already have plans for this baby! The single button falls a little low for me, because I have a really high waist, so I may move it and create a new button hole. Haven’t decided for sure yet. But since I just got rid of my old black blazer because it was waaay too big, this was right on time. Found at: My mother’s closet

Route 66 gray silk tunic

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I believe my mom got this at Kmart years ago, so I was surprised to see that it’s made of 100% silk. Regardless, the fit is really flattering, and the top looks like a shirtdress. I’m trying to think of a creative way to style it. Found at: My mother’s closet

Gold chain box purse

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I can only chance a guess at how old this purse is, but I love it! The strap is long enough to wear it as a crossbody bag if I so choose, and it is the perfect way to glam up an otherwise mundane outfit. Found at: My mother’s closet

Speaking of purging

I’ve been going through clothing sizes faster than I can keep up, and the consignment store will only take so much of it off my hands. So…I’m planning to open an online store to sell those clothes (and maybe shoes). It will take a while (like a week or two) for me to get everything set up and uploaded, but I’m excited about passing my stuff on to other people who can love and wear it. I’ll let everyone know as soon as the store is up and running.

Now, it’s your turn

What have you found while thrifting lately? Leave a link to your latest thrifting haul, whether you found clothes, furniture or any other treasure. You can even link to an outfit post if it contains thrifted items. Put it in the linky below so we can all swoon over the great deals you scored! All I ask is that you link back here so others can find the linky. If you like buttons, you can grab this one and add it to your post or your sidebar:

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Also linking up with: Thrifters Anonymous

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  • Sarah Hulbert Style March 2, 2013, 6:14 pm

    That Hilfiger trench is gorgeous, I love the lining! And I’m totally drooling over that gold purse too!!! Is it alright to link up outfit posts that have thrifted items in them? Congrats on getting healthy and being able to buy small clothes! ~Sarah
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    • jennae March 3, 2013, 4:40 pm

      Sarah, you are more than welcome to link up an outfit post, as long as it contains thrifted items. I’d love to see your outfits!

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