Thursday, April 28

Weekly Wears: Thrift Store Staples

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It feels good to be unpacking my spring and summer clothes right now!  We've had such lovely weather here in MO and it's been so nice meeting friends for outdoor dinners and gatherings.  Plus, I never mind it when my yard is covered in tiny colorful flowers!

Top: American Apparel;  Skirt: thrifted;  Shoes: Bali ELF;  Purse: Bali ELF;  Necklace: Ladybird Likes

I always find that one of the easiest things for me to thrift are skirts.  When I walk into a second hand shop and feel entirely overwhelmed by where to start, I typically head straight to the skirts and start flipping.  I don't know if it's the place my brain needs to begin or I'm just really good at finding skirt treasures (the elastic waists make it pretty simple, too), but the skirt rack is my grounding.  Do you have a place where you typically start in thrift stores?  I'm always curious about others' methods.

Well, I just found out our Hancock Fabrics store is closing down, so I'm off to stock up on fabric and whatnot!  Have the loveliest Thursday, friends!


22 comments:

  1. Katie, your thrifted skirt is AMAZING!! And now, I need to go scour my local thrift shop for something just like it! Also, yes agreed, I too have great luck with skirts when I go thrift shopping! Looking gorgeous, girly!! xo

    Girl & Closet

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  2. I do the same thing with shoes and dresses! I look for high quality clogs and brightly patterned dresses as a litmus test for the rest of the store. If I find something good, I dive in!

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  3. I love that skirt and I've been looking for a top like that for ages!
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  4. Dresses, they're always what I begin with and most of the times at least one follow with me home. I have rarely any luck with skirts but when I do they're perfect. I wish I had your skirt game, I need more skirts in my wardrobe.

    Also, I love how your outfits, you always look so beautiful and it's very inspirational.

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  5. Everything looks good on you!

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  6. katie, you have a talent on thrifting things! Seriously. I loved the skirt :)
    I can't find a good thrift store here, but I keep on looking.
    While the summer is arriving for you, the winter is coming for me. Well, that's life. Enjoy :)
    Xo, Deborah
    http://www.loveandeverythingblog.com

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  7. I love the skirt! I wish the UK had thrift stores like in the US! Ours are charity shops, and they literally have the most unfashionable granny clothes - like sweaters and blouses and old people trousers. I loved it when I visited the US and got to go thrifting - I found so many amazing skirts!
    xo April | April Everyday

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  8. I always start with the purses/bags, then move on to shoes, dresses, shirts, pants, and knick knacks. In the order. It's a habit now.

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  9. Great outfit Katie. I tend to look at dresses first, then too's and then skirts. Funny how we each have a particular starting point. I love all my thrift stores in my town. I'm lucky we have few different ones in my town. I'm heading into winter, though I'm really loving our autumn. We had a very long and not summer so I'm so happy to have some cooler weather now. Enjoy your spring.

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  10. Great outfit Katie. I tend to look at dresses first, then too's and then skirts. Funny how we each have a particular starting point. I love all my thrift stores in my town. I'm lucky we have few different ones in my town. I'm heading into winter, though I'm really loving our autumn. We had a very long and not summer so I'm so happy to have some cooler weather now. Enjoy your spring.

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  11. Love that skirt! I always go straight for the skirts and dresses when thrifting too! Although there are far too many thrifting options here in L.A., it's hard to choose what to take home, because it can quickly become an expensive habit! haha!

    Love the whole outfit here though!

    Thanks for sharing, doll!

    Cortney
    A Whimsy Wonderland

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  12. i adore your necklace! butterflies are perfect for spring. and also, it looks great made of wood. xo

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  13. dresses, then skirts, then try the tshirts to see if I can find a vintage one. I love how you paired this up. I tend to have a little bit of struggle w what to pair w vintage skirts.

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  14. Wow! I'm in ,love with this lovely skirt perfect on you
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  15. So pretty, I recently thrifted my first maxi skirt (being 5 feet tall can be tricky) and now I'm obsessed!

    Jamie
    www.sweetteasalvage.com

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  16. I love the backyard pictures. Such pretty ivy and composition. I've tried to thrift such skirts but my hips make it impossible to be this cute.

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  17. Your skirt is so cute!! I love this
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  18. I have some great thrift stores in town and usually begin with the dresses, not sure why. Cute outfit Katie

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  19. That purse is amazing! I love these posts you do. So great!

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  20. That's gorgeous! I love how the skirt matches your hair! hehe
    Tatjana xx
    fashionartista.com

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