Thrift stores are some of my favorite places to shop…where else can you get fuchsia suede pumps for $2?! It can be a little overwhelming though if you’re not a seasoned thrifter. Here are 4 tips to make your next trip to your local thrift store a good one.
1. Take a deep breath: it’s easy to be overwhelmed when you first walk in and see an ocean of clothing racks! Don’t feel like you have to look at everything in the store. Pick a couple sections and focus on those!
2. Don’t let the junk distract you from the treasures: piles of mom jeans and outdated sweaters can often blind you from the good stuff. I find that heading for the accessories and purses are good places to start. I’m rarely disappointed with what I find! Be patient and pick through what’s there. Leather clutch or vintage clip-ons? Yes please!
3. Keep in mind what’s already in your closet: a floral polyester top may look dated in the store but when paired with your skinny jeans and boots at home…you get the picture!
4. Sometimes it’s just luck: if you find yourself leaving empty handed don’t let that deter you from trying again! Today there might not be anything you like but next week you could hit the jackpot!
I went thrifting yesterday and found some really thrilling things! Here’s what I picked up…
Designer Sarah Parrott struck gold on Tuesday night’s debut of Fashion Star, when H&M placed an $80,000 order for her blue and black shift dress. On the show, when a large department store offers to buy the designers look, they agree to have it in stores the very next day!
So, late Wednesday afternoon I strutted my stuff (through the rain no less) to the Roseville Galleria because I was determined to check this dress out for myself. When I got there, there were only 9 dresses left! An H&M employee said they had people lined up at the door waiting to grab this dress for themselves. Lucky for me, one of the black dresses they had left was in my size. It was meant to be!
Now, this dress is fantastic. Little black dress approved and I absolutly love it! And for only $19.95 it’s a dream come true. Pair the blue number with some floral printed pumps, and you got yourself the perfect little date night outfit.
Anyone else lucky enough to snag this dress before it was gone?! Happy Shopping!