2.09.2012

Thrifty Thursday-Treasure Hunting

I thought today I'd share some easy tips and tricks to thrift shopping. I am taking you to my favorite consignment shop today, Lily's! Firstly....give yourself an hour to two hours. Be ready to dig in to everything! Most importantly....don't get overwhelmed when you go in to a thrift store. Often times you can think, "where do I start?" I always have something in mind that I may want to find. A jean shirt, a pair of boots, a jacket, a purse, a bracelet, or a skirt....etc. I usually start with the purses, then the shoes, then look through the jewelry,  then I'll start kinda digging through the clothes. I usually look for certain colors, or look for things that look vintage, or real leather.... Mostly I look at everything! You have to have an open mind too. Something may be ugly to someone but if you can imagine it with a cute skirt and boots...It could be the most fabulous thing you own. A mistake I've made though is to buy something I think may be cool and I end up hating it. Or buy something cuz its only $1. Thats a waste! Don't buy anything you don't love.....







Hard to read but it says, "you will find a real bargain"





 Thrifting is honestly the funnest thing ever! It's literally treasure hunting! And the things you buy thrifting you tend to get more compliments on than anything that you spent an arm and a leg on.
Ashley bought this Douney and Bourke for $20 at Lily's

These are two things you've seen that I found at Lily's too!
Let me know if you're going thrifting for the first time and I'd love to see what you come out with!!

Beijos!!

39 comments:

  1. I've never gone thrifting. I have the same fears when I walk in as you described. The overwhelming 'where do I begin' thoughts, I scan everything and then just walk out with nothing. But your store looks like it has a lot of great finds.

    I liked your suggestions on how to go in there. I might have to apply them next time I get myself to go in one cause I know I'll make out like a bandit if I give it a chance.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  2. I love thrifting and love your tips. It's so hit and miss you never really know.

    http://bowsandleopard.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks for the tips. I always get overwhelmed when I get to the jeans section. So many jeans so little patience.

    guyanesesista.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks like fun!! I haven't been thrifting in a while but I think I must go soon!!

    Great blog!

    xox,
    karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh my gosh I wish we could go to this store together! Ive been wanting a vintage dooney for awhile but I never find just the right one. I love the old school duck logo! I remember my mom always had one dooney and burke bag that she would carry for years until it completely wore out only then would she buy a new one.

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  6. I love the thrifting shots! I love to thrift, but I'm not very good at it.

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  7. I love to thrift, look like you have a good time,
    thanks for visit my blog, i love your blog,
    lets follow each other?

    http://www.descontraidas.com/

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  8. Hey!!

    Thanks for your comment!!

    What a cool shop!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

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  9. hii
    I loved the post
    its fantastic
    Sabrina
    :D
    terejour.blogspot.com

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  10. I just nominated you for an award! Check out my blog!
    --TS
    http://thriftedshift.blogspot.com/

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  11. Ahh, that place looks amazing.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thrift stores are the best!

    http://www.hsquaredfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. Awesome pics! I love thrift stores, like you can get there so pretty stuff and cheap! :)

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  14. Your blog is always so wonderful !!!:))
    I loved this post !!!;)

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    http://elaine-dedentroprafora.blogspot.com/

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  17. Oh, I just LOVE giong to thrift stores, it is really treasure hunting! First a big hunt for the beauties, but when you find them.. Big love hihi! Cool post!

    XOXF.
    www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

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  18. Hey! Thank you for the comment on my blog! I really like yours...thats why I followed you on GF and Bloglovin! :))

    xoxo,
    Aphrodite

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  19. I'm always the weird girl who's digging through the kids section, menswear, and the section of grandma housecoats...because looking where I least expect has found me some of my favourite pieces!

    Just got a Tucker for Target dress for $5 and a Missoni piece brand new w tags for $4!

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  20. So many great finds! I love thrift shopping! So much find to find all the little treasures! Would love to hear what you think of my latest post today! Thanks, doll!

    xx
    Caitlin
    http://hauteeyes.com

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  21. I agree only what you love - I try to do that but don't always succeed :) Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment.

    http://fashionblends.blogspot.com

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  22. also addicted to thrifting. i guess i was born to stalk!

    http://www.etsystalkers.com/
    http://pintereststalkers.blogspot.com/

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  23. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love the thrifting process pictures! :)

    preethi
    lace, etc.

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  25. Yay for thrifting! and it's so fun with a friend! Thanks so much for your comment :)

    sherri

    www.sherriamour.blogspot.com

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  26. nice pics! I love shopping with best friend. It's the best thing i whole world!
    Thank you for comment! What do you think about following each other?
    xx

    www.onlyupsidedown.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh goodness. This thrift shop looks just splendid. Where is it located?
    XOXO
    Emily

    http://projectadoration.blogspot.com

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  28. I'm so bad at thrifting, but looks like you found some great pieces!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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  29. This must have been quite exciting.

    thanks for your comment!! :-)

    www.antoniaivana.blogspot.com

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  30. I totally love thrifting! My latest deal was a houndstooth pencil skirt that fit like a charm through GoodWill for $2.49! Such a steal. The thing is you have to keep an open mind when thrifting and be open to the options instead of looking for something specific.

    Sarah
    Cable Car Couture

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  31. How fun. I absolutely love thrifting, been doing it my whole life. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog darling.

    xo Cecilia
    dearest-lou.blogspot.com

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  32. AMAZING POST! GREAT PHOTOS! WOULD YOU LIKE TO FOLLOW EACH OTHER?
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  33. Great tips! I now know how to get started with thriftiness and I honestly can't wait to set out on this new adventure! Thank you so much for this post!

    Chelsie
    http://stylepositively.com/

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  34. Ok I've totally been in that thrift store! It's in downtown I.F. right? Just around the corner from Chesbro's? I love it! Love you blog as well :)

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