Here I am at Goodwill in Rosedale, going through the racks with skirts like a maniac, when I hear
- Oh that’s a size 6, that’s going to be too small.
So I start a conversation with this woman, find out that she is going to a party the next day and that skirt would’ve been perfect for the event. So blah-blah here, there and everywhere, the lady turns out to be Russian (and no, we didn’t become best friends on the spot but we had a nice chat). I told her my Xanax pills story, she told me that one of her coworkers has a code word for Goodwill (not everyone is as comfortable telling the world that everything they buy is from a thrift store) – Boutique GW, hence the title!
Once again, if you are living in the Twin Cities area and want to go thrifting, shoot me a message! There is contact info in the “About Me” section, or there is always Twitter!
Now the fun part, the finds! I have released a teaser (haha I know I sound so official) on Istagram on Saturday, showing the tag to my newly thrifted Christian Dior skirt:
And here is the skirt itself:
It’s going to be perfect for fall/winter, since it’s so warm! Are you ready for price now?
$2.99 It was 50% off, so $1.50! That’s my kind of price for Dior! Basically everything that you’ll see in today’s post was 50% off, so hold on tight to your chairs!
Anthropologie HWR brand cardigan, $2.50 originally $4.99
Another HWR top for $2.50 originally $4.99 (both pulled off the New Arrivals rack)
J.Crew dress size 2 $3.50 originally $6.99 I got it for a special event which I am going to keep a secret now, there will be a separate post dedicated to it!
And – SURPRISE – here is some crinoline:
I also got this Webster dress in XS (it was a limited collection for Target this past summer), only $3, originally $5.99 (I used my Choose to Reuse coupon book on this one! Thank you to Hennepin County for a great program) I rarely buy Target brands at thrift stores, unless they are limited collections
I got a couple more sweaters, this one is Isaac Mizrahi, $2.50, originally $4.99
A Club Room sweater in L $2.50, originally $4.99 (It’s men’s I know, it’s too big for me, I know) but it’s a perfect oversized baggy sweater to cozy up in and if I ever want to – I can make Sam wear it!
Up next - Adrienne Vittadini dress in M, this was the most expensive purchase of all – $4.50, originally $8.99. Another perfect fall dress, and don’t you just love this zig-zag pattern? Plus it has this awesome exposed zipper! Ah – can’t wait to wear it!
I also got a few skirts! They were all $1.50! I would’ve gotten more, but decided not too. See I can control my thrifting addiction (yeah, right!)
This one is a Banana Republic, in size 4
This one is 100% silk Winter Silks (oh the irony) skirt in size 8 (look at me, I am all over with my sizes today!) I totally fell for the pattern, can you tell?
This one is a made in USA no brand, size 16 very light, very see through pleated skirt, which I bought
1. because I fell in love with the color
2. because I fell in love with the pleats
3. because I knew I could make it work!
So I am simply going to adjust the elastic in the waistband, wear a slip underneath and rock my skirt and boots look this fall!
I know that some of you are going to say “Little House on the Prairie” about this skirt, but it’s a brand new vintage (if vintage can be brand new ) Susan Bristol in size 12. It reminded me of the traditional Russian scarves, can’t wait to style this piece for you!
And finally this turquoise necklace, that was $3.99
I hope you enjoyed this haul, please let me know what you liked the least and what you liked the most! I will be styling these pieces and blogging about it shortly!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
PS. Some of the purchased items were stained, but I got all of the stains out! Let me know if you want a post on how to get rid of stains on thrifted clothes!