Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mama's Gone Thrifty!



I see nothing wrong with thrift stores... never have.  I just never really ventured into one unless I was one the prowl for a tea pot.  But... I am IN LOVE with all things THRIFTY!  It's my new Forever21 and H&M.

And when becoming a mama has made my priorities change, I have to learn to make do.  All our money goes to financing the life of a child.  I love it.  So I've had to discover new ways to take care of myself at the littlest of cost... so I entered Thrift Stores.

I fell in love with The Salvation Army and Goodwill.  We've been able to purchase vintage chairs and vintage props for our photography all by walking into a thrift store, scouting the perfect object , spending the cash and cleaning it up to BRAND NEW!  And no one can even tell!  So... I got to thinking, all these cute fashion gals are always listing their cute clothes coming from thrift stores, so I might be able to find something myself... and so began my love affair with all things USED!

Take the Blazer.  That amazing HOT PINK blazer!  $2.00!  NOT KIDDING.  And I'm in love.  Seriously, I love getting what YOU give away ;)  Since I can't afford pay full price, might as well wait until you're done with it.  Ha!  Smart thinking!

And so my closet is getting a revamp, because baby turned a year and I no longer have the "no-make-up-in-sweats-all-day" excuse.  It just wont fly for my husband any more...

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19 comments:

  1. I scout our local thrift stores all the time :) I love finding unique things, and restoring them... and I love scoring a deal :)

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  2. Love the blazer, so fabulous!
    I try to scan threw our local thrift stores often, but don't always have such luck in our small town. It's still really fun and I love finding new stores whenever we travel.

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  3. LOVE the blazer!!! You look amazing in it!!! :)

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  4. Oh my gosh - I LOVE Thrift stores! We call them Op Shops in Australia though. Half the outfit I'm wearing now comes from and op shop actually. I wish I could get my hubby to like op shopping better though! Nice find on the pink jacket!

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  5. I love me some thrift stores!!! You go girl! You wear 'used' very well!

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  6. You look good with no makeup! Your face is flawless. You are soo gorgeous Jhen!!!!

    I am loving the outfit too.

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  7. I'm glad I have a thrifting buddy now! :)

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  8. You are so beautiful! I love this blazer, and I am a total resale addict. My little boy has a wardrobe bigger than any baby should have because we have the best children's resale shop nearby that only sells like-new stuff. I can buy 5 times as much for the same amount... and I do =P

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  9. Thrift stores are my fave :)
    Thank you so much for your sweet words! I have been reading your blog as well, and love it. Your little girl is precious. Can't wait to read more.

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  10. not gonna lie, that blazer is pretty amazing.

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  11. I have to be honest, I have never really gone thrifting. I've never lived super close to a goodwill or anything like that. But you're really making me want to go!!

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  12. You look awesome in this blazer! GO YOU!
    I need to get over to the thrift store. Pronto!

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  13. I do that a lot..especially ebay..i don#t care if the stuff is used or not...when i love it i buy it. I love the blazer...

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  14. I'm starting a new love for thrifting too. Once you get past the smell, it's not so bad! :)

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  16. Lol,she's cute, and i like the picture, Very nice and Professional...
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