Tuesday, July 9, 2013

One Thrift Trip: Red Like Cherries

Oh hey, there! 

I briefly mentioned a new blog post segment when I was crying (literally) over  that vintage wedding dress; which by the way, has another part to the story now updated on the post - check it out! 

Anywho, I got this idea back during Christmas when I had to buy a complete outfit for Christmas Eve service (post here) - that wasn't something I necessarily had done before. 

So, to make thrifting a little more challenging and different, I decided to try this again. Thus, I bring you "One Thrift Trip"outfits. Basically, I will go into a thrift store with a certain amount in cash, with the intent to buy things that I can wear together. I decided that if I have $5 or less, I have to find at least two major items that go together. If I have more than $5, I have to find all the major pieces - so basically everything, but accessories. 

For this trip, I went to Jubilee - my favorite thrift store, which is only a 2 minute walk from my house.  I only had $5 in my pocket, so this really was a challenge. 

And I scored. I got this striped top for $1 and these amazingly comfy red shoes for only $2. I have been wearing both of these pieces since in a lot of other ways - so versatile! Don't you just love those items? 

Well, I better jet - I have a bowl of chocolate peanut butter ice cream calling my name! Hope that everyone has a great night! 

P.S. Thanks to my wonderful friend Maggie for taking these shots for me! 

Shirt + Shoes: Thrifted: Jubilee 
Jeans: Hand me downs
Cami (underneath shirt): Wal*Mart
Hat + Necklace: Thrifted 




Unknown said...

Love the look<3 so cute yet simple.
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Marisa Noelle said...

Holy thrift finds! I was back home these past two weeks and I wish I would have thought to contact you (if you're even home) and do a thrift trip! I definitely need to make it to Jubilee on my next visit down - I can hardly believe how cheap you score those beauties for! Love this look to pieces :-)

xo Marisa

lanciacoriandoli said...

very cute look! love the shoes!


Unknown said...

Can't believe you got those shoes for so little! They look amazing with your hat :)

Brandi said...

Ohhh my favorite thing is adding a pop of red to any outfit. You did it impeccably!


Lucy- Does It Better said...

Great post, I really like your blog :)
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The Dragonfruit said...

How cute and Parisian do you look?? I love it! Those red shoes were definitely a score, and I adore your matching hat with it :)
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Dus of Cuddly Cacti said...

love love love this look Laura!! i love how it's understated and classy but super fun w/ the pops of red. what a super find on those shoes, I know ppl have similar ones from American Apparel. And you look beautiful in that hat, love the last shot. super fun challenge too, i should do that to not go overboard at thrift stores haha. looks like an amazing store though!
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lou said...

This outfit is very cute, love the hat!

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Anonymous said...

I just love your pretty red hat! You are such a cutie!

Xo, Hannah


paulie antiques said...

those red shoes with that hat are such a nice pop of color! :)

love, polly

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Katie Aman said...

Eee, this is one of my favorite outfits of yours! I absolutely LOVE the red hat my dear, it is so cute! I love the sound of a thrift trip like that, I've never tried to shop that way but it sounds so fun. Plus, those shoes were only two dollars? Craziness! That last shot of you is so gorgeous, look at your beautiful eyes! Also, so glad to hear that that wedding dress went to a more worthy cause *sigh of relief* Now it can be shown off in all of its glory :)

MILEX said...

oh my <3

lucia m said...

lovely top!



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goodbadandfab said...

Great post. You look great!

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Unknown said...

These pieces were definitely thrift scores! You can wear them so many different ways! I love how you've paired them here though. This is such a neat idea to find whole - or almost whole - outfits in one trip. I think it'd be really fun to try that!

Temporary:Secretary said...

I need to get myself to a thrift store, asap! Although we call it "vintage shops" here, and they charge so much for things! This calls for a trip to the US! :-) x

Anonymous said...

Those shoes are a adorable! $5 is pretty tough! most of the thrift stores around me have had a price jump, nothing huge, but it's still a bummer!


Elana said...

I'm so jealous of these shoes! This is such a great idea and you seriously scored! Can't wait to see more of these posts :)

Marlen said...

ugh must you tempt us so with that peanut butter ice cream haha. and i LOVE this segment idea! you really scored with those shoes, and i cant wait to see what other outfits you'll come up with!

xo marlen
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Kristian said...


You felt like Dorothy right? Red Shoes are the best and even better when you can secretly pretend you are wearing Ruby Slippers <3!

lucia m said...

loving the shoes!!



The Braided Bandit said...

LOVE this idea for a series! I adore the shoes you found, what an amazing find. I have a pair of red oxfords from American Apparel that look almost exactly like that and they are my favorite :)
xo Hannah

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