My thrifting luck improved as the month went on, even as the frequency of my thrifting decreased. Work — it gets in the way of all the fun! (Said with tongue firmly in cheek, as this was actually a very rewarding, if busy, work month.) However, that’s probably for the best; I’m in the process of revisiting my wardrobe management philosophy, and consequently my approach to thrifting, so I am practicing restraint. I know, hard to believe.

First up, a couple of things I didn’t buy:

cute, but not my style
cute, but not my style
vintage Bally's
vintage Bally’s

There were plenty more things in that category, but my thrifting trips lately have been of the whirlwind variety, so I rarely have time to gather photographic proof of the finds I leave behind. I also tend to use my phone as a bribe to the youth contingent joining me on some of these adventures, which gets in the way of my efforts as a thrifting documentarian.

Sparrow coatigan
Sparrow coatigan

This was the only Anthro piece I bought this month, and the only purchase I’m kinda-maybe regretting (or preparing myself to regret in the future). I will always love Anthro’s aesthetic, but I’m not loving it on me at the moment. Still, this knit coatigan was too cute to pass up, at least for a short trial run. It has tulle, people. I can kinda see Helena Bonham Carter wearing something like this. I could not resist.

Ted Baker blazer
Ted Baker blazer

No second thoughts about this Ted Baker blazer. I love the check and the contrast (floral!) lining; the cropped fit makes it easy to pair with dresses and skirts. Also, I’m fresh out of blazers, I tell you.

Banana Republic Factory blazer
Banana Republic Factory blazer

Did I mention that I was fresh out of blazers? Yes? Well, then you will understand why I had to buy this BR (Factory) brick-coloured number. In all seriousness, I liked the fit and decided to take a gamble on a mall brand after my experience with the plum H&M blazer I bought last year. The lining on this one, though still 100% poly, is not bad at all. I thought the colour would be intriguing, even though it’s a bit too close to my own hair colour; I like that it’s bright, without being in-your-face bright. Muted colours are my jam right now.

Lord & Taylor sweatshirt
Lord & Taylor sweatshirt

I rarely thrift for comfort/lounge wear, but this was 100% the deal here. I was also impressed that this Lord & Taylor sweatshirt still had all of its beading intact.

Joe Fresh dress
Joe Fresh dress

Long time readers will be familiar with this dress. I used to have wear it all the time, back in 2014-2015. It was, indeed, one of my fave dresses. I ended up purging it when the size I originally bought became too big. Well, sure enough, the same dress is now turning up in thrift stores. I decided that this was a sign; the next time my (current) size popped up, I grabbed it.

Dex dress
Dex dress

Nothing special about this dress, except that it seemed like a good option for my up-coming vacation (and hella cheap). May or may not keep it afterwards.

Philosophy blazer
Philosophy blazer

This was one of my favourite thrift finds … of all time. It’s such a beautifully cut blazer. I gushed about it already this week, so I’ll just leave off there.

Your turn: tell me all about your recent thrift finds, and if you have thrifting questions, hit me up in the comments.

4 Comments on Tales From The Thrift: Luck Be a Lady

  1. These are always my favorite posts. I love that the Joe Fresh dress made it back into your life. I’m a bit surprised by the Dex dress, so I look forward to seeing it on you.

    In my recent trips, I’ve found a few Anthro dresses, a great Banana Republic blazer, a vintage leather Coach bag (so much better than current Coach purses, in my opinion), and Pilcro & The Letterpress stack heels in leopard calf hair.

  2. That coatigan 😍 great find! I’ve not thrifted clothing very much mostly BC I’ve never been wowed by anything. I am planning a trip to your neck of the woods this year so I’ll have to see if I’ll be close to any of your stores!