My friend S. and I have a standing date nearly every week to go dig around one of the local thrift shops. The past few visits have left us a bit empty-handed; but my mom has told me she’s having a similar problem with thrifting up north too. I guess everyone is opting to hold yard sales instead of donating to charity since the weather is so nice right now! Despite this, after several trips and lots of digging, I did find a few little things that came home with me!
This vintage Villager blouse was pointed out to me by a fellow thrifter. We run into each other regularly, and she always loves to see what vintage inspired outfit I’m wearing that week. Last week she asked if I had seen the Peter Pan collar blouses in the shirt section, and somehow I had missed them! There was a white one which was sadly far too big for me, and then this coral pink one. It was only a couple dollars and will go very well with some of my floral skirts (and 40s trousers)! I especially love that it has a tag for the owner to write their name on it–cute!
Scarves… A bit hard to find lately, but something I always look for! I love the star-print one especially; I think it’ll look snappy with some of my more nautical outfits. I seem to be drawn to anything with blue and red in it this spring–two colors that are my warm-weather standbys.
Finally, a few accessories that I couldn’t pass up for the prices they were asking. It seems all the thrift stores lately have raised their prices on costume jewelry, or the selection has gotten quite weak (at least with the sort of pieces I scour for). But I found these two: a Fakelite bangle (I’m envious of thrifters who find real Bakelite pieces!) and a fan brooch. To add to the already overloaded brooch holder… lol.
Anyone having better thrifting luck lately?