Let’s talk booty! And no, I don’t mean my new jiggles from eating all that great food in Chicago. I’m talking booty, like pirate booty, because surely I walked away with way to much stuff for the little amount that I paid. I love “thrifting” because I can justify buying myself *alot* of stuff at one time. Thrift stores Up North are OK, but you really have to hunt and hunt often. But thrift stores in Chicago are a goldmine of treasures, all the dang time. From kitchen wares to clothing, there is just so much quality stuff available for next to nothing. The thrill of the hunt is only trumped by the victory of the finds. And I was victorious!
This is my new favorite serving plate. I love the pink floral arrangement. The flowers are so sweet and feminine. Our daily china is white, so I have a habit of buying single plates with different patterns to use as serving plates.
Speaking of pink and feminine…how cute is the ribbon tie on this cardigan? I never really considered myself much of a pink person, but now that I live in a house with 4 boys and a hot Hubby, I find that pink balances out all that testosterone.
I must have been on a ribboned cardigan kick, because I picked up this ribbon trimmed cashmere cardigan, too. It’s velvety soft, and I love the peachy-coral color.
My self-imposed daily uniform of a v-neck and jeans needed a bit of sprucing up, so I found a few fine gauge v-necks to add to the mix.
I had to have this gray v-neck because it has a little bling around it. You know, for when I’m feeling a little sassy.
Let’s not forget this athletic fleece yoga top. My boys love the feel of fleece, so I get extra hugs when I wear fleece. A definite bonus.
I couldn’t leave Hubby out of all the fun, so I found him3 dress shirts. Hubby wears a suit to work, and gets extra mileage out of his dress shirts for business casual events. All three of these shirts had the tags still on. (!!)
These blazers looked brand new, and have a great feel. Hubby travels daily for his job, and he is in and out of the car in all kinds of weather. Consequently, his suits take a lot of abuse. When I can find a great name for a great price, we are ecstatic. But, buying blazers for a man that isn’t there to try them on can be a bit tricky. And driving from Northern Michigan to Chicago just to try on a thrift store blazer wouldn’t be practical.
Thankfully, my BFF Chris’s husband Patrick wears the same size jacket as Hubby. And the same size pants. And shoes.
And they have the same hairstyle. Weird.
Back to the thrift store finds. I’m not one to name drop, but everything I bought was a recognizable brand name from major retailers/designers. Everything was well made and in next-to-new condition.
And I got it all for a grand total of $67.