Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thrift Shopping & Hot Cocoa

Hello! Thrifting with a good friend and sipping on a cup of hot cocoa is always a good way to start your weekend. Earlier this morning, I picked up my friend, Mary, and we hit up two of my favorite thrift shops, Thrift for Life and Hope Thrift. Luckily for us, they are in adjacent shopping centers.

At the first thrift shop, Thrift for Life, I purchased two maxi dresses that I am planning on recreating and a bright, patterned dress that I plan on possibly giving to one of my friends depending on whether she likes the pattern. All three of my items we either red or green tags which means that each item cost me only 50 cents! Talk about a great deal. Mary was able to get a purple cardigan/shirt that was perfect for her (her favorite color is purple) and a polo.

At the next thrift shop, Hope Thrift, I purchased a vintage, burgundy hat that was just calling my name. Lately, I have been obsessed with burgundy/ maroon and couldn't resist the sweet hat for $3. Usually hats don't look great on me but I love how this one looks. I am sure that you will be seeing it in the near future! Mary purchased another cardigan this time in a shade of blue.

We spent the next 10-20 minutes looking for a yard sale that wasn't even happening this weekend! After repeatedly driving around and scouring multiple neighborhoods for the yard sale, we realized that the poster read "10/6" not "10/13." We then decided to stop at McDonald's so that I could get a hot cocoa and Mary could also get something to drink. Mary and I walked around the shopping center as we drank our drinks and snapped a few quick photos of what I was wearing.

Today, it was finally cold enough that I could wear one of my knit scarves. I have just been dying to be able to wear one of them! :) I paired it with one of my favorite fall dresses- a black/cream/orange floral dress. To keep warm, I piled on a black blazer, orange tights and my faux Doc Martens. My fringe bag and cat eye sunglasses completed my look.

Faux Doc Martens: Target
Tights: Birthday gift from my sister
Dress: Shop Wasteland
Blazer: Sears outlet
Scarf: Forever 21
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses

Oh, and here's a big shout out to Mary for taking my photos! Thanks!


  1. I'm so jealous of people who find all this great stuff at thrift shops. I've never really had much luck thrifting. What's your secret?

  2. Your dress is beautiful! :) Sounds like a great shopping trip too!

  3. Love Hope Thrift!! And The Clothing Rack. So much good stuff!!

    P.S. Are you coming to the Virginia Blogger meet up this Saturday?? It would be so fun to see you!!