April was a light thrifting month for me. I was crazy busy and didn’t go out a whole lot, and I’ve been trying to cut back on shopping — even when I do it with a small budget.
That said, the things I did find are already in steady rotation in my closet — confirmation that they were good buys and a reminder that quality is more important than quantity. Here are my finds:
City DKNY Blazer
Found at: Alexis Suitcase. I love blazers, but I’m very particular about how they fit. Most of the ones I’ve owned just didn’t fit right. This one, however, fits like a glove. It has a single button and the fabric has a slight stretch that makes it hug my hips unlike any blazer I’ve ever worn. I’ve already worn it a bunch of times. You may recognize it from my turn on the red carpet at the 42 movie premiere. On that occasion, I wore it with my next find…
Gaiam Maxi Dress
Found at: Alexis Suitcase. Of late, I have become a huge fan of maxi dresses. Slip them on with some cute shoes, and you’re done. And with a change of accessories, a different jacket or top, shoes, etc., you can wear them a million different ways. This thing is so ridiculously comfortable that it feels like wearing pajamas. Seriously, I need to go to the Gaiam website and find it in a bunch of other colors. It’s that awesome.
Michael Kors One-Sleeve Top
Found at: Alexis Suitcase. You can never go wrong with a black top, and I love the one-sleeve detail on this one. It fits really well and still has enough coverage that I won’t feel half-naked or unsupported.
Ralph Lauren Tie-Neck top
Found at: Alexis Suitcase. This top looks simple, but the top silhouette of it is asymmetrical and really unique. It’s hard to describe, but it’s the perfect complement to a pencil skirt in almost any color and can be dressed up or down.
Vintage Floral Dress
Found at: Goodwill. I picked this up off the rack and was tempted to put it down, but something made me take it to the fitting room. I’m really glad I did. I LOVE the fit and flare silhouette and even the drop waist (which I usually hate on my body). I also love the bow details in the back. I’ll have to do some altering to the back straps because I’m so busty, but I can’t wait to wear it this spring and summer.
Max & Cleo Dress
Found at: Goodwill. This dress is a size…small! Can you believe that? When you do a lot of thrifting, you eventually learn to spot things that will fit your body, regardless of the size on the tag. I knew that this quality stretch fabric would fit, and though it’s a tiny bit snug in the bodice, it looks intentional and has a pinup quality to it.
Ann Taylor Purse
Found at: Goodwill. I generally don’t look at a lot of accessories when I’m thrift shopping, and I really don’t know why. I’ve been trying to do more of that, because I really don’t need any more clothes. I’ve also found myself wearing the same accessories and purses over and over again, so I’m trying to find some variety. I love this small purple suede clutch. The color is one of those neutral purples that doesn’t have too much red or too much blue, so I can use it with a lot of other colors.
Marc Jacobs wedges
Found at: Goodwill. Usually, my Goodwill separates luxury brands and marks them up a bit from other shoes. For example, while you’d pay $5.95 for your average pair of shoes, ones from BCBG or Prada (gasp!) might run you between $20 and $50. So imagine my surprise that these Marc Jacobs wedges were sitting with all the other shoes for less than $6! They’re not exactly my size, but I snatched them up anyway knowing that I can eventually re-sell them.
That’s all I bought for the entire month of April, and I have yet to go thrifting in May. What are your favorite finds?
If you want to do some online thrifting of your own, head over to the Green & Gorgeous shop, where I’ve recently listed a bunch of new items!
Now, it’s your turn
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