Thursday, August 18, 2011


My name is Emma and I have been into thrifting (shopping at thrift stores) for a while now. I've played with the idea of making a blog where I would post pictures of things that I recently acquired at thrift stores or yard sales. Whenever I see what other people find in thrift stores I get inspired to do my own treasure hunting. I've been reading The Thrifty Chicks blog for a while and I am going to do something similiar to what they are doing, but with a young person's perspective.

For many young people a thrift store is a place that has old clothes that are worn out and dirty.  Some people think that thrift stores are only good for Halloween costumes. And while you can find many good costume pieces in thrift stores, you can also find staple pieces for your wardrobe that cannot be found in a retail store.

Another reason for shopping in thrift stores is that the prices are almost impossible to beat! Depending on where you go, you can put an outfit together for under $10! Thrift stores have clothes from every decade so basically you can find something you will like no matter what your style is.  Ever worry about showing up at school with the same outfit as someone else? That bullet can be dodged by getting something unique and one of a kind at your local thrift store.

Most of the clothes I wear on a daily basis are from yard sales and thrift stores! It makes my day when I find something I really like and that I got for a good price at a second hand store. Hopefully I've helped you think of thrift stores in a different light. I'll start this blog out with a few of my favorite finds from recent shopping trips.

 These are my new favorite shorts. They are L.E.I. and high-waisted ($1.50). The belt was $1.50. And the shirt has shoulder pads, but was only $1.00. Normally I don't like shoulder pads and I take them out, but they actually looked okay so I just left them on.

This jacket is the reason why I can't wait for it to be winter! It's mid August so it's still way too warm to be wearing a jacket of any kind but this was just adorable! I saw it in the blazer section of one of my favorite thrift shops and I think I gasped when I saw it.  My dad always makes fun of the cat tails hanging in the front but I think they make the coat so much more unique. This little ditty was only $13 dollars!  Take that Forever 21 coats! I bought a black coat last season for around $30. If I had found this before that purchase I probably wouldn't have gotten it. Nonetheless, a  black coat is a really nice piece to have. I"ve gotten a lot of use out of it, and I'll probably use it the winter too :)

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