воскресенье, 11 сентября 2011 г.

Thrift finds of the week

In search for some new inspirations and topics for weekly posts I've decided to borrow an idea from Kara from Unusual Form. So Sundays are gonna be dedicated to treasures I fins in thrift stores or on flea markets.
I've been thrifting a lot this past year, and I absolutely love it. I go thrifting every week and sometimes even more often. My favorite store has two rooms: in one of them clothes, books and other stuff are sold on weight and the price for a kilo reduces each day a little - they start from a little less then 10 dollars and by the end of the week it drops to 0,6 of a dollar. Cool, right? Of course at this point there's no much stuff left, but I've found a lot of great pieces at this ridiculous price.
The second room has more interesting pieces and they have a price tag, but in the end of the week all of the clothing costs half of the original price. So you can see why I have to go there few times a week - I'm always waiting for a right price))


This week was very hectic - I've had so much work I couldn't even make myself go to a thrift store on a half price day (and it costed me a very pretty grey maxi dress). But when I finally felt interested and inspired, I've still managed to find a few pieces that costed me a little less then 3 dollars in total)))

- a skirt, made from two traditional Ukrainian shawls - I've always wanted a dress or a skirt with those patterns, but I can't sew, so... Thank you, unnown person from UK, who sold or donated this skirt to a charity shop) It's the third piece with our national pattern, that I find in a pile of Brittish second-hand. What's up with that?)
- Laura Ashley top - it's a bit too big on me, but it still fits good and the color is simply amazing, one of my favorites. I plan to wear this top tomorrow, with navy shorts and a dark cardi.
- lace underskirt - it's pretty and very nice to touch, so I'm pretty happy with this find. One of my favorite skirts has a polyester underskirt, and it's really unpleasant in summer, so now I can wear it with this pretty lace thing)

Over all, I'm very happy with stuff I've fount this week. There was a cream colored Topshop jacket there too, but it was a bit overpriced, especially for a thrift shop. I waited for a half price day, but someone already bought it. Well, I guess it just wasn't right for me)

6 комментариев:

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  2. I love that Ukrainian skirt! Too bust to thrift? It sounds like you need a break. x

  3. great items you got, I love thrifting as well, you can find the coolest stuff at a fraction of cost!

  4. I love that skirt!!! What an ingenious idea...two shawls! Happy Thrifting!! ~Serene