Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Thrifting Bonanza!!

Hiya Blogland!!! I know I've mentioned the last couple of months have been a famine at the thrifts.  I've been purging and altering like crazy but a significant portion of what I wore last Fall/Winter will not fit this year. So I've been on the hunt for "new" stuff.
 
I decided, to make things more cohesive, to limit my purchases to a "need" list and in a specific color scheme. I decided, since I've been drawn to it for months, on Black & White, Black, Grey with Jewletones such as Teal, Purple, Greens, & Hot Pink/Magenta. Having the silver hair (with pink) has moved me in a different color direction from the earth-tones I used to favor with the auburn hair. Have no fear--my closet still has loads of brightly colored cardigans and tshirts!! I did keep my taupe JJill skirt as it goes with the palette. Here's a peek of my closet:
 
I've found that his has made thrifting easier--I can focus on certain colors or items. Which for a magpie like me is a blessing!! I'm not distracted by that awesome rust print top!!
 
I really SCORED thrifting last weekend. My travels took me to 3 Goodwills I don't normally go to.
BONANZA!!! Everything cost between $2-$5 except the cowboy boot (YES) which were $10. I still have money left in my budget! I looked for items that could be easily altered smaller as needed.
 
Sag Harbor Mint Green Pullover Sweater
 
 
Avenue Teal Sweater Tunic
 
 
Liz Claiborne Black Ribbed Turtleneck

Jones New York Grey Tweedy Knit Vest

International Concepts Menswear Vest

Lane Bryant Windowpane Maxi--this as a bit of glittery sheen to it.

Amanda Smith Black Bias-Ruffle Skirt

Faded Glory Denim Shirt with tags still on it.

No label Light Grey Stripe Buttondown

Koret White Ruffle Front Blouse

Lands End Tartan Buttondown

Lane Bryant Silver Lurex Cardigan

White Stag Charcoal French Terry Cardigan

Lane Bryant Grape Colored Cardigan

Venezia Grey LongSleeve Tshirt

LLBean Magenta LongSleeve Tshirt

Chaps Black&White Stripe Tshirt

White Stag Grey Python Tshirt

Sonoma Grey & Metallic Graphic Tshirt
 
East 5th Mint Silky Tshirt

Escher-type print bird scarf

Tartan scarf
 

Grey Leopard & Zebra scarf

1988 Vintage Jeweltone scarf

Paisly Silk scarf

Nine West Leather barely worn COWBOY BOOTS!!

Guess Leather Lace-up Flat Boots
  
Here's what I wore on Wednesday. I'm linking this outfit up with ShinyT Tuesday-Something Borrowed Something Blue. This is my blue--the aqua top and bangle. Everything is thrifted except the shoes-my faithful Skecher ballet flats.
 
Thursday's outfit started out with me wearing the newly thrifted denim shirt with my thrifted JJill skirt and leopard accents. MrBill jumped too hard off the curb when we went out before I left work and hurt his knees so I had to carry him home and he muddied the shirt. I wound up changing into a simple black thrifted tshirt. He's fine--every once in a while he forgets he's old and fat!!

 
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend-it's a holiday weekend here in the US!! Lot's to do--pressure wash the front porch, take my boys to McDonalds to celebrate back to school. Then their mom Andrea and I are going to put our heads together to plan a DIY Vintage Baseball theme makeover of their bedroom. Plus some sewing, thrifting, and walking Miss Gracie!! Chat with y'all later this weekend.
 
 
TTFN
Tamera
 

 
 

20 comments:

The Queens Table said...

I am loving your new outfits Tamera! You are looking slimmer as well! Love the big smile! Have a great weekend!

Sue said...

What a haul of goodies for your wardrobe! You look fabulous in all your photos, have fun doing the themed bedroom.

Patti said...

yes, I can really see how you've changed size, T! Great finds here - I think you really scored with the two pairs of boots. xoxo

Megan Gann said...

Oh my goodness did you score or what!!! Tamera, send me some of that luck dear, I need to find some boots!

You look marvelous in cobalt blue.

I'm hoping to do a little more thrifting this weekend before cutting myself off. I've stock piled all summer for winter stuff so it's only a matter of bringing it out!

Lynn Marsh said...

Great haul ! You are really looking good. I just love your smile.

Sheila said...

Of everything you bought, I like the INC vest, the short black skirt and OMG those cowboy boots! If they are a size 9-9.5, keep your doors locked at night! ;-P Love them!

Penny-Rose said...

Wow, great haul. You are very organised and I really like your outfits. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Vix said...

That's one heck of an epic shopping expedition! I'm loving those lace up boots and the paisley scarf!
You look spectacular in all three of your outfits, that turquoise bangle, leopard bag and blue toe nails make me very happy.
Have the best weekend! xxx

Tami Von Zalez said...

WOW - you did score! I am still in the land of famine re thrift shop finds.

That tartan scarf would have caught my eye too.

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thorne garnet said...

give Mr. Bill a hug, sometime I forget I'm old and fat, too.

What a haul! It's fun to go to uncharted territory and find new treasure.

pastcaring said...

My goodness, that's a real haul! My absolute favourites are the both the lace up and the cowboy boots, and the waistcoat. You can really see how much weight you've lost, Tamera, do you feel better for it?
Have a great weekend, sounds like you're going to be busy busy busy! xxxx

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Those lace up boots are a real score!

I love your last outfit.

One can be forgiven for forgetting their limitations : )

bisous
Suzanne

Donna said...

Good haul! Thrifting bonanza, indeed! Hope Mr Bill is all better. I've been lovin' Miss Gracie's photos.

seƱora Allnut said...

fabulous purchases, love particularly your vests, I think they're going to be very versatile!, and all that pretty teal color and your denim shirt is such a pretty piece!, love that you sport your maxi skirts in a casual style with elegance!!, cool!!
besos & see you soon!

Jane George said...

wowsers!! you as always my darling look awesome! How happy i am to return today from wales to find you had linked xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tamera,

Great outfits, and great prices too.

Have to say, you are looking absolutely FABULOUS!

Regards
DeeJay from Whangarei, New Zealand

Krista Gassib said...

You were blessed by the thrifting gods for sure! I love that you found some good quality cowboy boots, I know they have been on your list. Poor Mr Bill, I'm always worried on of these Peetee will crash land coming off the bed. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Xxxxxooooooo

his_girl_friday said...

Nice finds! I especially love your vest! Thrifting is the best.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

You finally got some cowboy boots, those look gorgeous too. and the lace up boots are just stunning, I'm envious of those, I knew Vix would like them too. You got so much, but it's all fantastic and I know you'll wear it all. Like we said befire, good thing we're in different countries or I'd be fighting you for the tartan shirt and the boots and waistcoat - ooooh you should do a 90s grunge look next! xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

You are so gorgeous in a swishy twirly maxi! Love those lace boots SO MUCH and I love the last pic - the lacy ironwork behind you looks like a crown upon your beautiful head!

Sarah xxx