Monday, July 22, 2013

Two Looks, Two Seasons And One Small Problem

As you can see, I've managed to assemble two cute, seasonably appropriate outfits thanks to several fruitful trips to the thrift store.

On the left, we have a vibrant orange cotton blend tee with a keyhole accent. I thrifted this quite a while ago, but let it sit in my closet in the hopes of finding something delightful to pair with it. Then along came this brand new Target-designer label Kirna Zabete high-low skirt from Goodwill.  It's bright and breezy, perfect for summer.

And I'm calling this look on the right The Sassy Librarian. A vintage structured polka dot skirt and a brand-new with tags Anne Klein bow tied cardigan. Both from Goodwill--well two different Goodwills, technically. But both cute, cute, cute.

So I've assembled a punchy and light summer look and a dark but delicate outfit for fall. And each set of clothing was under $8!!

There's only one small problem...

Oversized sunglasses: $13. Cross-weave plastic tote: 25 cents. 

Costume pearl necklace with silver mesh bow: $12. 

In both the thrifted summer and fall ensembles, I spent more on the accessories than I did the actual clothing! I am a sucker for cute costume jewelry. I'll be the first to admit it. And what full-figured gal doesn't love an oversized pair of shades? I know I do. 

It's been a while since I've scored any major secondhand accessories, so I've had to improvise. And while spending a measly $12 on a necklace that I love isn't a's kind of crazy to think that in styling these two outfits I spent a combined $26 bucks (well, $26.25 if you include the thrifted vintage tote). That's $26...on the accessories alone. 

Maybe I'm just in a secondhand slump when it comes to finding thrift store jewelry. But I shouldn't feel guilty about enjoying some time at the mall for a little accessorizing, right? 

What do you think, ladies? 

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Summer Lovin' Etsy Showcase

Vintage camisole with lace overlay

vintage camisole with bow accent

bridal white maxi nightdress with lace floral lace bustling

vintage Givenchy signature camisole

vintage Givenchy Underdressings label

I've entered into a whole new venture within the world of reselling. And that venture is vintage lingerie. From Givenchy to Vanity Fair, I'm adding camisoles, slips, negligees and maxi nightdresses to the inventory.

So if you know of a lovely lady looking for a  glamourous addition to the boudoir, send them over to the Let's Go Thrifting Etsy Shop.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Man Cave: Thrifted Artifacts, Dirt Cheap

thrifted secondhand man cave essentials

As a self-professed collector and purveyor of cultural artifacts excavated from the secondhand, it greatly surprised me on just how little I knew about how the other half lived. 

But on recent trips to the thrift, I've been drawn away from the cute designer clothes and bags to the slightly more...masculine aesthetics. We all remember the story of how I came about finding a brothel token from the Mustang Ranch on my first rummage dig at Impact Thrift. 

Well, these finds were unearthed from dusty boxes and bins just a few days later. It wasn't until now that I cleaned and staged them for photos. And it wasn't until I began the staging process that I even realized the connection. It's all man cave approved! 

Whiskey! Women! Pool! It's complete debauchery, I tell you. 

After showing off my newly assembled secondhand man cave on the Let's Go Thrifting Facebook page, I invited fans and friends to play a Name That Price guessing game.

Well, since I scored every single find from an unprocessed bric-a-brac sale...I had to dig these artifacts from the rubble. But the price was well worth it...

And here it is folks, the grand total. 


Mustang Ranch Brothel Token and Key: $1
Vintage owl: $1
Bar room mirror: $1
Dickel Whiskey pitcher: $1
Vintage pail: $1
Vintage pool balls, all of them except a missing 11 ball: $1

vintage pool balls as decor thrift store man cave

Thanks for playing, everybody! And many thanks to Impact Thrift Stores for hosting the biggest, company-wide rummage sale this thrift blogger has ever seen. 

What man stuff are you thrifting for your caves? 

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Goodnight, Google Reader

And goodnight, moon.

Today marks the end of the Google Reader, a syndication service which many bloggers and loyal blog readers have been relying upon for the last eight years.

I'd like to thank you all for joining the Let's Go Thrifting community through Google Friend Connect. But while we mourn this loss, we must also move forward. 

You can still catch Let's Go Thrifting blog updates, along with all your other never-miss blogs, all in one place. If you haven't already made the switch to another service, I recommend Bloglovin' for all your subscription needs. You can sign up for free (and even connect through Facebook), you can import all of your existing Google Reader feeds and  you can even discover fun new blogs to follow through keyword searches.

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