Nothing warms my heart like a day of thrift shopping (or as my Australian friends say..."Op Shopping"). After seeing how a hem could transform my vintage red dress, I was on a mission to find more cool pieces. Of course.... you can never find what you're looking for if you have something particular in mind, but this is where fate comes in and something new will end up in your lap. Something you never even knew you wanted.
Let me introduce you to the PENDLETON 4 piece suit:
One of my favorite stops is a little church-ran thrift shop. They don't advertise, so it's one of those little shops you can always find great stuff in since it's never busy. This time I was not having any luck (READ: used clothes tunnel-vision and mental space-out) and the sweet elderly volunteer asked me what I size I was. I told her 2, and she got this excited look on her face and then scurried into the back room. Out comes this MINT CONDITION 4-Piece Pendleton Suit Set.
|Please ignore the pink turban - that was my yoga outfit from earlier in the day (yes..... I wore my nasty yoga clothes all day).|
Not photographed is an A-line skirt and flat front back-zip pants. I can't button the skirt (just how teeny tiny was the previous owner?), but there is room to have it let out. The pants fit PERFECT (so perfect I forgot to photograph them - I was that excited). The 4 piece fully lined set was $8. Yes people - $8! I doubt I will wear these pieces together. Too matchy-matchy - plus I would like a big PLAID BOMB. Separately though, these pieces are classics and will fit nicely in my wardrobe.
CLOSET ORGANIZATION TIP:
One of the stores hung their pants with the waist band pointed out. Clever....I'm so tired of digging through my jeans and pants. If you have room to hang your pants, this is a brilliant idea.
I'm going to start a new segment showcasing more of my thrift finds - RECYCLED FASHION.
WANT TO BE PART OF THE FUN? Send photo(s) of your thrift store find(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put on the blog. Be sure to include the cost and what city you found it in. If you need style advice or input - be sure to include that in your email as well.