Well, I am sure you can guess as to what this post concerns! I went thrifting yet again yesterday, as that has now become my ritual to hit up as many thrift shops as possible when I am visiting my Mom down here at the Jersey Shore. I went to my two usuals that I go to every time, which are the charity thrift shop on route 37 and another a little more down 37 and off the beaten path. And damn, did it seem like it was thrift day for everyone yesterday! Both parking lots were packed; I think it may be because most shops get/put out their new acquisitions on Tuesdays. But I am a champion fast browser, so I made sure to look quick and grab anything I may have liked. That way, I already have it and can decide later as to whether I really want to buy it. That’s always a good rule of thumb to go by, especially when shops are busy.
“So what the hell did you buy?!” I’m sure you’re asking by now. Well, lets dive in, shall we?
I got one fabulous tea length a-line plaid skirt, and I nearly died when I saw this amazing barkcloth circle skirt on the rack – in my size, too!
But the detail is killer:
That is at the bottom near the hem of the skirt. But check out the waist – and the price!
Amazing, n’est pas?
I also bought a basic black silk blouse that can go with anything. Every vintage girl needs a decent basic white and basic black shirt in their wardrobe so that it can go with anything. I have my white one coming in the mail, and this is my black one:
I also snagged myself a beautiful cream white chiffon scarf for cheap:
Next, I went to the thrift shop that you kind of have to “know about”, if you know what I mean. It’s a bit off the beaten path but well worth a good run over there! Let’s look at what I snagged there:
These are two shirts that just screamed “BUY ME!” as soon as I spotted them. They definitely have more of a rockabilly vibe, which I wear a lot as well of course. Leopard print is something you can never go wrong with, and I just loved the colours in that plaid shirt!
This is a dress I am not too sure about. I’m not sure if it looks ’40s or ’50s enough. Does it look too ’80s, too ’90s? It has a cute white print on a forest green with some nice detail, but I still can’t figure it out.
I figured for only $4, why not give it a shot. What do you all think?
I think my only problem now is how I am going to haul all of this clothing back home with me, between my backpack full of clothes I already brought and my cat in her carrier, this is going to be a logistical nightmare! LOL.