Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Introducing Thrift Store Score: Olive & Pink

Hey there! As a confessed thrifter, I decided to introduce a new feature on the blog: "Thrift Store Score"
"Thrift Store Score" will feature some of the outstanding finds that I have obtained while thrift store shopping. The reasons vary as to why, and what I consider to be an outstanding score. 

Some background info: Why do I thrift?
I've thought long and hard as to why I enjoy thrifting so much. There are several main reasons:

I prefer vintage pieces not only because I like the style, but also the fact that they are not easily obtained. That means I won't see several people wearing the same exact pieces that I have. Personally, I do not like to wear or purchase pieces that are extremely accessible. I like possessing rare clothing, and thrifting helps me to accomplish that. Also, vintage pieces hold history. I am fascinated in wonderment about who made the item, in what places has it been, and who was it's original owner.

I prefer not to spend a lot of money on quality clothing. Sometimes it is necessary, because I appreciate certain fits and cuts in my clothing, and at times that cannot be obtained on the cheap. But there are times when it is not necessary, and I can obtain the premium quality that I am looking for outside of high end retail stores. Additionally, as I mentioned previously, I prefer rare/hard to find clothing items.

I am thrilled by the hunt. In what way? Well, it is almost like a sport for me. I enjoy walking into a thrift store, sifting through what may seem to be piles of refuse, and finding a rare piece in the midst. It could be vintage, it could be brand new, it could be custom made. For one reason or another, it stands out to me as outstanding, and I feel a sense of victory in obtaining it-LOL!

For these reasons, and more, no matter what, I truly am a thrift store shopper for life.

On to today's Thrift Store Score:


This outfit is a Thrift Store Score as the entire ensemble (hat, blouse,skirt, shoes) cost less than $20.00!


Not only does the price make it outstanding, as I also appreciate the style, and durability of each piece.





Vintage Hat: Thrifted, Detroit
Vintage Blouse: Thrifted, Las Vegas
Wool & Mohair Skirt: Thrifted, Long Beach
Kitten Heel Sandals: Thrifted, Ann Arbor
Handbag: Michael Kors (worn here)
Jacket: Chadwicks (worn here and here)

Thank you for commenting and stopping by!
Joi

18 comments:

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    1. Thank you Claudia! I really like all the special details that it has, and all for the bargain price of $3.00!

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  2. Love the pink & olive combo and you look Great for such little money. Score!!. . . . .looking forward to more.

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    1. Thanks Neti! The blouse and skirt totaled just over $5.00 with tax ;)

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  3. Great job, Joi! Vintage is your niche! I think this is an awesome add on to the blog.

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    1. I have a #vintagelove that just won't stop; Thanks Delilah!

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  4. What a pretty outfit! I really enjoyed reading about why you thrift. It is amazing how inexpensive the items were.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I love the thrill of hunting down great pieces at thrift shops. The skirt was $2.00 and the top $3.00 :)

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  5. Love the new blog feature, and I LOVE the outfit. Lookin' good! Come over and linkup..XO!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thank you Whitney! I'm on my way over ;)

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  6. love it! its looks actually a litte german! maybe you know bavaria? oktoberfest?
    you could wear this there! :D

    lisa

    http://www.lisaplus.blogspot.de

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    1. :) Thank you Lisa and welcome to IMJ! It could be German, especially the hat ;)

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  7. Nice idea, dear! I love the entire ensamble and it's so cheap! I also like how pink matches with olive greeen!
    Kisses
    Oriana

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    1. Aw, thank you much Oriana! The price is very low, yet the pieces are high quality :)

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  8. Fabulous. I would not have thought of that color combo but I am loving it!

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    1. Thank you! Neither would I! I love the advantages that the blog world offers. I found the inspiration for this look over at youlookfab.com :)

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