Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rainy Day Thrifting

As I mentioned in my last post, it rained buckets on Friday. But it's my day off--so I basically try to shove a whole weekend into that day (since I work all through the weekend). So, even though it was pouring, I was not going to give up on the idea of thrifting. And good thing too, because I found some lovely things. Things I really really really love.

(This is a mannequin my coworker/roommate and I stole from work. It was fun/amusing carrying it home. We've been re-dressing it up every once in a while. And don't worry, it's totally legit--our manager doesn't care one bit that we took it)

1. White cropped sweater:



I've been looking for more of these, since they have the amazing ability to completely transform dresses into skirts. I adore the little detailing--from the little tiny holes to the slightly scalloped collar/cuffs. Such a perfect basic piece. $5.00 at Goodwill.

2. Acrylic / Mohair / Wool blend sweater thing:



I was looking for this exactly. I wanted a heavier sweater to act as a transition jacket once the weather starts to get nicer. It is so comfy. I can see myself wearing it with dresses, jeans, at home, belted or loose. The color is perfect, the fit is perfect & according to the tag, it was made in Italy? Yeah, whatever. $7.99 at Goodwill.

3. yellow/blue patterned top:


I suck at taking these sorts of pictures. I'll get better at some point! That's why you don't get a full photo. But I think that's okay, since the pattern is what's charming anyhow. And the little metal buttons. $5.00 at Goodwill.

4. white/leather belt:


I actually bought this one week ago, when I was thrifting with another of my friends, but it was thrifted and so belongs in this post. It'll be perfect for over flowy summer dresses. $2.00 at William Temple thrift store

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And, I bought red lipstick. In real life, this one is a little too pink for my taste. I want a deeper red. What are your favorite, go-to lipsticks? I'm actually really really new to makeup. All through high school, I made a fuss and absolutely refused to wear it. But I'm slowly wanting to play a little, grow up a little. (HA. I haven't taken a photobooth picture in ages)

Lastly, I was awarded that Kreativ blogger award by Jane but am choosing not to do it, since I did a really similar meme about a week ago. But I am incredibly happy and thankful that she listed me.


  1. Fun treasures! I really love the patterned blouse. I forgo thrifting this past weekend...saving money for a monumental thrift-trip to the mid-west though! hehe..

  2. Oh man, that belt is the best. I scored myself some sweet belts, too, on my last thrifting trip. I also love the yellow top!

    I live in Albany... totally the least-thrilling town in Oregon, I think. haha. I love visiting Portland, though! I have a few blogger buddies I'd like to meet in real life sometime, I'll have to add you to my list! :)

  3. Great finds! I love thrifting when I have a chance to go :) The mohair sweater is beautiful :)

  4. I love thrifting! Great buys!
    Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I really appreciate it.


  5. I love the sweater and white belt. Right now, I'm really liking CoverGirl's Lip Perfection. It's great and there are so many nice colors!

  6. Wow, you have great luck at thrifting! I have horrible luck, though I scored a really nice vintage dress recently. Probably my one and only successful thrift. I love the white sweater!

  7. What cute finds! That metal-button blouse looks wonderful, what era is it from?

  8. Dude, Lea, that sweaterthing is AMAZING. So jealous. I can't wait to go thrifting with you this summer :D And I think we have similar skin tones? My lipstick go-tos are 1) nude/tan color 2) bright red and 3) darker wine. The first I use for day-to-day or elegant dinners, the second for whenever I feel like spicing an outfit up/to go out and the third when I want to feel sexy :P <3 I LOVE YOUUUUUUU. I'm really hyper. kbye.

  9. Great finds, Lea! I especially love the yellow patterned top.

    The only make-up I enjoy putting on is lipstick, as there's less of a chance me messing it up. :) My favourites are Bourjois lipsticks and Manhattan lip creams, but I have no idea whether you have them in the US...

  10. great finds, i espacially love the patterned top ^^ x

  11. I love the sweater/cardi that you found! And red lipstick is so hard for me to find. I think it's because I'm not a red personality. Does that make sense? I'm more of a hot pink gal. But MAC's Russian Red is a deep red. And there are some good Revlon shades too, if you don't want to spend $15 on lipstick.
    hearts, laura♥
    the blog of worldly delights

  12. wow, you found some great things! i love that second sweater.

  13. yayy I love to see thrifting finds. Love everything you got. I think that patterned yellow top is SO SO cute!! I want it. Also, yay for getting red lipstick! You probably know from looking at my blog that I'm the biggest red lipstick fan in the world. I actually never used lipSTICK though. I use Sephora brand lip liner. It comes on dull which I like. Since it doesn't have the wet shinyness that lipstick has, it stays on HARDCORE. It's my favorite. =) You look so pretty in red lipstick!

  14. Great picks! Btw that lip color on you looks fantastic!

  15. Oh my gosh, I am amazed by your thrifting skills. Seriously. I NEED that yellow top! I bought one just like it from Urban for five times that amount! It's so cute. I love it.

  16. CUTE. i love that yellow floral top. and you stole a mannequin?! that's so awesome. where do you work?

  17. Oh, everything looks so cute! The blue and yellow patterned top is my favorite. I have a mannequin from my work too. :D

  18. What great finds! I especially love the mohair gray cardigan. Definitely a steal and will make a great transition piece. And I too am on the look for a great red lipstick color! Actually I'm just on the look out for more lipstick colors not just red. It makes me feel so grown-up using lipstick. =P.

    -Erin (

  19. awesome finds! way to go. <3


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