September 29, 2011

Thrifter (still in-Training) Gone Wild!!!!!

Hey Dolls!

Ok, so if you read yesterday’s post, you read about my Thrifting Adventure on Saturday.  It was amazing to say the least.  I went to 3 places in Tampa.

I started out at Sunshine Thrift Store, and it was crazy.  First of all the parking situation was off the chain, people (including me) were literally sitting and waiting for a space for about 15 – 20 minutes.

I’m not sure it that is how it is everyday or because it was Saturday.  Anyhoo, when I finally was able to get a parking space I went in and it was on!!!!  I started with skirts, mainly because the section wasn't crowded and I had never purchased a thrifted skirt.  I ended up getting 5 of them! 

Next, I moved on to the blazers and I scored 4 of them!  I finally found me a hot pink one!!!!  BUT - My favorite has to be the Colorful Tweed Blazer.  It is such a beauty!  I almost gave up on it because it was petite and the arms are always to short for me in petite clothes, but I cuffed the sleeves and kept it moving!!!!  LOL!!!

Then I moved on to pants and I got 3 pair of those and then shirts I ended up finding this beautiful long sleeve yellow shirt that I adore!  The last thing I found was a cute little red clutch.  I'd  was so happy because I'd never found a clutch at the Thrift Store.  I spent a long time in there and it was well worth it.

Let me tell you I was having so much fun that I ended up calling my Fly Girl Tre and telling her to come check this store out.  She ended up getting some pretty nice things as well. Can you believe I only spent $30 on all 14 items?!?!?!
When I moved on to Triage, I was still on a Thrift Store high, so the price tags in there were like sticker shock LOL!!!


Don’t get me wrong, they have great prices for what they’re selling.  Their store was great.  It was a combination of clothing that ranged from casual to formal wear both high end and low end.  In addition to the clothes, they also have a section of furniture and home goods that are unique and reasonably priced.  

I didn’t buy anything at Triage because they were about to close so I only got to browse for like 15 minutes.  But I’m sure on my next trip, I will be making a purchase. 

Finally, I made it to Fresh Threads and I fell in Love with that store.  Ladies, if you're in Tampa, its a MUST see.  

The owner Juli was so nice and friendly and you can tell she has genuine relationships with her customer base.  She has so many unique, quality, high end pieces at a great price point.  You also have the option to place your goods up for consignment as well.  I didn't buy anything here yet either, but Tre ended up getting a nice pair of Diesel Shoes for only $30. 

I encourage you all, if you live in the Tampa Bay area or just happen to be in town for a visit, take a a trip to these stores. I think you will leave HAPPY!!!!

In addition to all that fun, I made a quick stop in the Salvation Army a few weeks ago and didn't get around to taking pictures, so I wanted to include them in this post.  Check them out below.

This should be enough Thrifting to tide me over for quite a while.  Now off to the cleaners I go!!!!  

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  1. wow!! you picked up so many amazing pieces!

    i love thrifting :)

  2. really got some fabulous love with that tweed blazer girl!


  3. WOW, girl you got some great stuff!
    Can't wait to see how you incorporate the pieces!

  4. Wow, I REALLY like alot of the pieces you picked up! I would have zero idea how to put them together and make them look fabulous like I know you will. As Inez stated, I can't wait to see how you put them together. A follow up with you or your clients styled in them would be awesome!!

  5. Wow great finds! Love that you got so much color too.

  6. Thanks so much ladies! I was in Thrifter Heaven!!!! I had a great time. I can't wait to wear these items. Stay Tuned!!!

  7. OMG!!! You majorly scored some great clothes!! LOVE all the skirts... well really everything! Thrifting is the best!! Can't wait to see how you style everything! (And great thinking with petite blazer and rolling the sleeves!)

    xo, sam

  8. amazing finds!!! Loving that tribal skirt - can't want to see how you rock that. I went on my first thrifting experience today and it was great. I'm learning you just have to have patience.

  9. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the sight of all those gorgeous things you found, make me weak in the knees.
    No secondhand shops in Spain, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    You have a lovely blog.

  10. Girl I believe you are no longer a "thrifter in training" because you did it up and you did it big and well!! What a bunch of fabulous finds! I thrift so much now that when I go to the mall and see those prices I'm like....NO FREAKIN WAY!! I always tell myself I bet I can find something like that at a thrift store! haha Kiah

  11. Loving the blazers! I finally really, really went thrifting last weekend and found a lot of great stuff! I have to thank the blog world for that because I probably never wouldve before.

  12. Wow you got some good things!!! I spent $45 and went hog wild Thursday at a 50% sale thrifting, lol!

  13. Great pieces! That tweed blazer is ridiculous!

    Stop by some time at!

  14. You sure know how to thrift
    ( I'm now a follower)

    Vintage Panda

  15. You found so many great pieces!

    Dont forget to enter my $50 La Posh Style giveaway!


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