My First Ever Thrift Haul + Thrift Flipping
Yesterday I dug through my drawers, putting together a mental list of all my clothes I've thrifted, flipped and received secondhand. Approximately, only half of my clothes are store-bought. That probably says something about me, I don't know what, but there is nothing as exciting as buying a really cute top for next to nothing. Sorry if this post ends up super long - it definitely will - but I write a blog to write about clothes! I feel like such an official online fashion person now.
My favourite thrift store was just a regular secondhand store for kids, but I always found fantastic stuff there. Lots of graphic tees - not my thing - but also fancy dresses and denim jackets. Both of the following are from there. I bought this lilac jean jacket, and I love that it's cropped and has little puff sleeves. Since it isn't regular denim, I can wear it with jeans while smoothly skipping the denim-on-denim look. I bought it for 7.50 dollars, but it's estimated retail price from Justice would be 40 dollars.
Next is this vintage nautical jacket, which has that thrifted pizzazz people look for. I bought it for five dollars. I love the nautical buttons and the white piping. I didn't like the original buttons, so I changed them out for these white ones. I don't wear this so often since it's colder now. But when I do it pairs super nicely with the following skirt, which is my infamous "button outfit."
This skirt is secondhand, not thrifted. Everyone has seen this as much as they've seen that denim jacket, so if you want to learn how I made it from a summer dress scroll to the bottom and check out the link. Since I chopped it apart I don't know the original brand of it, but now it's the Silver Fashionista!
This jacket is such a flattering style it would probably fit on anyone, except a three-year-old boy. I haven't worn it much, but I can't wait for an occasion chilly and elegant enough to show it off. I've never heard of the brand, which is called Soia & Kyo, but the estimated retail price is 425 dollars! I got it for free secondhand.
My go-to summer outfit is a summer dress. You always looks great, they're super comfortable and you just threw on one piece of clothing. Nautical I love, because it's like a less-boring classic style. This dress is the simplest summer dress I have, and I love layering it for a colourful look as well. I think the white mesh helps add detail, and this is so flattering. The brand is called RollaCoaster, which I've never heard of. I couldn't find the company website, but the estimated retail price is 13 dollars on Thredup, which is an online thrift store.
A woman was selling this lil' number online. This was secondhand, twenty dollars. A little pricier than other secondhand items, but it's simple and stylish. I remember my mom putting me in a similar dress was I was younger - haha. Nostalgia! Or deja vu? I think the fake flower is a nice touch, the silver waistband adds some sparkle, and I absolutely love the layered skirt on this dress. The estimated price would've been 40 dollars from a brand called MyMichelle.
I also have a secondhand romper that was passed down to me. In all truth, I find rompers super ugly. My sister loves them and she looks amazing in them! But I always feel frumpy and the few I own have these weird ruched waistbands that are too wide. Plus, the bathroom situation is a little complicated. Whenever I wear a romper I add either a shirt over the top or tuck the bottom into a thick pair of denim shorts. A skirt would work well too, hmm... This one has this bright cyan colour, but it's completely plain. Rompers are kind of a large block of fabric, so I broke it up by adding these round silver studs along the top. Little details are what make a big difference! You poke the prongs through the fabric and use the side of a pair of scissors, if that makes sense, to fold them down securing them in place.
This skirt I also did one of my projects with. It's from Joe Fresh, thrifted for four dollars. Before it had this black mesh over it, which looked super cool and the floral fabric peeked through. But I had chopped off the black mesh, which was easy, to use it for fabric. This skirt is still wearable though, and I love that this unusual edgy floral is more noticeable now. I just went back and trimmed the remains of the black off more neatly. The estimated retail price is fourteen dollars.
This shirt I bought, like, three years ago but luckily it still fits! It's from H&M, one of my favourite clothing stores (they have the nicest jeans!) and I wear it all the time. I thrifted this for four dollars, and I love that the sleeves are completely lace. It's perfect to wear all year round since its as warm as a long-sleeved shirt but as cool as a tee. I pair this with my moto jacket, jeans, a black skirt or a short-sleeved sweater. This would look so nice layered under a dress as well! That way the lace peeks out. The colour goes so well with everything. The original retail price would've been around eighteen dollars.