2009-03-01

Thrifting Day!

Today I finally ventures out to Value Village to spend a couple of hours scanning the racks. It's been so long since I've last been thifting that by the end of it I thought I could buy out the whole store! I'm still sad about a few pieces I had to let go. Here is what I wore today:


Vintage hat, thrifted blazer, Jacob sweater, H&M tee, Zara jeans, Aldo shoes.

And here is what I purchased:



Giant sequins! I love the way this sweater fits. It doesn't look like it came from a thrift store at all! Do you think that maybe Christopher Kane's famous sequined collection was inspired by something he found in a thrift store?



Just a cozy sweater. Can't get enough of them since it's still barely warming up here. I like the panels of different yarn.



This is quite honestly the best blazer I've ever scored second hand. It even has leather detailing!





Another great blazer. The green threads woven into have a slight sheen that I'm finding very appealing.



And lastly, a poofy purple dress that fits like a glove. It fits almost too well. So well that it's hard to move my arms... I tried to style it away from looking too much like an 80s prom dress. Success?

I hope I'll have more out in the daylight photos come April/May when the semester finishes. I'm getting bored of taking photos in the crappy lighting of my room.

26 comments:

Emlyn said...

I love Value Village but I can never find things that fit as well as yours do! All the cool sweaters are always extra large... I especially like the sequined one.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I especially love the sequin sweater and green blazer, value village is amazing but you really have to look you found great stuff.

Anonymous said...

That greyish blazer looks almost tailored for you. Good score!

Alice X said...

doood amazing finds! seriously i LOVE your green and grey blazers, i love blazers in general but your green one reminds me of the ss09 marc jacobs collection. coolio:)

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Sequined Pants said...

Amazing green blazer. Which Value Village did you go to?

Madeline said...

I really like the last outfit. and i completely know what you mean about taking pictures in crappy lighting indoors.

madeline, edensoleill.blogspot.com

i <3 you all . . . said...

lucky! those are gorgeous. thrift stores are always places to go to find unique pieces.

i am a new blogger, mind to exchange links?

i <3 you all . . . said...

lucky! those are gorgeous. thrift stores are always places to go to find unique pieces.

i am a new blogger, mind to exchange links?

CKUF said...

the two posts above are mine. i made a mistake. sorry.

proudly says, said...

good choice and good taste from your thrifting, sweetie.
you look so beautiful and of course, i love the sequin sweater.
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Elsa said...

Wow, that black pailette-encrusted jumper is SO Christopher Kane it's almost too good to be true! I also love the brown blazer. I haven't been thrifting in a while either, I need to go sometime soon...

Sequined Pants said...

Yes, I am Vancouver too. I usually go to the VV on Victoria and 41st but haven't been in ages. I think the smaller, more suburban locations must be the best and less picked over. You made some great finds.

Becky said...

wow, you found amazing things. i especially love the blazer with the leather :)

macky said...

i cant WAIT to get my vallue village fix when my next pay comes. woot!

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Georgie said said...

Amazing blazers! I haven't gone charity shopping for SO long. I miss it.
x

Diana said...

you have a great eye for finds! I love posts like these.

lillian jayne said...

Great finds!! Love the dress.

Shay said...

you make me want to dig out my half-finished giant sequin project...

Amelia said...

I love both sweaters! I always get kind of turned off by sweaters while I'm thrifting--I guess I need to dig through all the gross ones to find the gems. Ugh, I want to go thrifting so badly, but I'm too busy right now.

Cruz said...

Everything you found is so cool! The blazers especially, I'd be lucky enough to find one black one, let alone 2 very cool ones!

modern antoinette said...

I love the way you dress!!

Has anybody ever told you you kinda look like Kristen Stewart. And I mean it as a compliment.

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

Sabrina said...

Stephanie: But Kristen Stewart looks pissed off all the time! Heh. But no, I admire her for not sucking up.

brooke said...

the blazer with the leather is amazing, it fits you so well!! awesome finds, well done :)

brooke xx

Kat George said...

Both those blazers are divine. I'm envious! xx

etoilee8 said...

That last outfit is killer. You look great!

L said...

the black sequin top it a little Rodarte-esque too. I love the blazer