Monday, May 23, 2011

Thrift Store Shopping

On Saturday morning, I went with my mom, my sister Brooke, and her friend Kayla to the thrift stores in Ventura.  I've been wanting to branch out in fashion a little but don't have money to buy a whole new wardrobe.  So, Brooke and Kayla helped me out and I have some really interesting finds to show you that I'll be posting over the next few days...
We ate lunch at the most amazing little restaurant, RICE.
Every table had fresh red roses and the food was to die for.
I got massaman curry with brown rice.
My sweet baby was such a trooper in and out of thrift stores all day.
It was a little chilly out there by the beach so we got him his own little "Edward Cullen" jacket for 95 cents.
And finally, bags and bags of clothes!
I think I spent $30 on all of this.
I have to admit, I bought a lot of ugly Grandma dresses, but Brooke said she knows exactly how we're going to make it work, so I'm trusting her :)
Brooke's guide to fashion:

Hey guys! Okay so I have taken quite an interest in thrift store shopping within the past couple years and let me just tell you how life saving it has been to my wallet! I didn't grow up in a wealthy family, my mom was never one to buy me true religion jeans or even abercrombie and fitch clothes because it was always too expensive! But I learned to manage on my own. Once I started getting a paycheck I realized why my parents never bought me pricey "brand name" things because money is gold! Especially in today's economy. So, I learned how to thrift store shop and decided I would pass along some of my ideas to my sister Cait :) 

First of all when you walk into a thrift store it is always overwhelming, things are disorganized and it always has the funky smell of used clothing. This is where you pick a rack and start searching. Just dig and dig and dig. 

My number one rule is to look for something I would NEVER wear and try it on. This way, if you like it then you have something new! And if you don't then oh well, no harm done! 

Number two, find a pattern you like because you can always alter it to how you want and then you still have a cool pattern! 

Third, never look at sizes, because chances are you can throw a belt on it and vwa-la! Good as new. I convinced my sister to get a size 30-something shirt but once she put it on, belted it and rolled the sleeves it was super cute on her! These are my tips for thrift store shopping, hope you enjoy! :)

1 comment:

  1. Love this how to on thrifting! I am posting on my fb page right now! thanks!