Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thrifty!

As always, my weekends of freedom are pretty few and far between these days. Fortunately for me, this weekend offered me the opportunity to completely relax and do whatever I wanted. LOVE it. On Friday night, I had the perfect chance to just relax and play around on the internet. Through my online browsing, I ran across a gem of a blog called Sunday Crossbow. Just an 'average' girl whose motto is "Play dress up every day." So simple, yet such a great idea! Her blog largely focuses on cute outfits she puts together, and needless to say, it's already served as an inspiration for me. Interestingly, I expected this to be like many other blogs in the sense that it'd show me adorable outfits for outrageously expensive prices. Wrong. This girl is one thrifty chick, and even when she doesn't buy her stuff at thrift stores, she gets it at places I shop all the time (Target, H&M, etc.). How freakin' perfect to find a blog like this that shows me I can actually afford such cuteness on a budget like mine?! Anyway, because I was extra excited about this whole concept, I decided to spend part of my Saturday heading down to the Third Ward to do a little thrifting. There's a store right near my work called Retique. It's a branch of Goodwill but carries more selective, stylish items. Perfect place for these purposes! After finding a few items that I plan to mix and match with my current wardrobe (photos below), I also wandered around and found myself stopping to enjoy a beer on the patio of a local restaurant. Seriously could not have been a more perfect day. I could get used to this whole thrift store thing. Super cheap and super fun. I highly recommend it! :)

The shirt ($3.99) and pants ($7.99) are both new purchases. Pants are a little more high-waisted than I'm used to, and I'm not sure where I'd wear this, but I'm kinda diggin' it! :)

Shirt... ($3.99)
(Pants: Delia's; Boots: Boston Store)

Shirt... ($3.99)
(Pants and Shoes: Kohl's)

T-shirt... ($2.99)
(Jeans: GAP)

Belt... ($3.99)
(Tank: Deb; Jeans: GAP)

A couple shots of my relaxing time at Cafe Benelux after thrifting. :)

3 comments:

casey said...

Great Finds! I'm always SO excited to do some flea marketing/garage sale/2nd hand store digging!:) And again, love the new blog find:)

Courtney said...

I WISH I had the patience (and time) to search for these gems. Nice work! ;)

Renee said...

Thanks ladies! :)