Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thrifty Thursday - Orange You Glad?

I never thought I'd be happy to say I got something at a thrift store, but I'm totally hooked on thrifting!  I go to my favorite local thrift store (Helping Hands, in case any of you locals were wondering), about once a week in search of brightly colored pencil skirts. I still haven't found one, but I have, however, come home with a slew of other stuff.  Last week, I scored this orange cardi and braided belt. 

Shirt (Loft), Cardi, Belt & Bracelets: Thrifted
Skirt: NY&Co (Borrowed from my Sis)
Shoes: Target (Gift from a friend)
The chipped polish is being fixed tomorrow, I promise! ;)

Since everything that wasn't thrifted, was borrowed or given to me, the entire cost of this outfit was $7.00! That is pretty darn cool. =) It's so cool that I'm linking up with Thursdays are for Thrifters!

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23 comments:

Bonnie said...

Your cardigan is adorable! I would love to find a bright orange cardigan just because, well, hardly anybody wears orange cardigans. I like being different!!! Also, your braided belt is super cute. I never wear belts ... I think that is leftover from the hip hugger trend that I was born into where you actually want your pants to sag down to your pubic bone.

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Carolina said...

very cute outfit, and i love your pose! so happy and confident!hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration! I am also hosting a LIMITED EDITION giveaway by the amazing Lark Calderon GOmez! :)

rlutz said...

Love the bright orange cardi...so fun with that patterned top. Great how you wore the belt lower! Incredible outfit for $7!

Tiffany said...

That color looks great with the printed top and YAY for inexpensive outfits that look like a million bucks!

MONKEYFACE said...

Whaa, SEVEN dollars?! I would kill for just one piece of clothing to be that price! You have serious gifted/thrifted scores here lady, and look adorable in that pumpkin color to boot!

Kish said...

Yes, I am glad, thankyouverymuch. I'm glad that you put these pieces together so that I can get an outfit idea!!!! And funny that you mention your addiction to thrifting....

B.Inspired said...

$7??? What a bargain and none of these pieces look 'thrifted,' to me! I love the orange cardigan and you will find your bright pencil skirt in no time! A few will make their way just in time for fall I am sure :)

Kish said...

Wait a sec....why are you up this late?!? ;)

Callie said...

Isn't it amazing what you can find on a trip to the thrift store? It's one of my favorite ways to shop for clothes these days! You found some great things - the color of that cardigan is great for summer and works great with the out. I am also loving the braided belt. A very adorable outfit, and it looks so much more expensive that $7. What a great combination.

Callie @ unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

oomph. said...

i'm also looking for some bright colored pencil skirts for work! but a bright cardi would work, too! i love oranges and corals...they are so vibrant against blues and browns. nicely done!

[oomph.]

Mongs said...

that's a cool tag! I like your orange cardi, looks fabulous, it goes very well with your whole outfit. I like the belt too. Great buys!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Shanequa said...

You look fab! I am just getting into thrifting/vintage shopping and I can already tell that I'm going to be addicted too! Lovely blog, you have a new follower :-)

www.fashionpad.blogspot.com

Style Journey said...

This outfit is adorable! What a score for the whole thing! I have this same shirt and never thought to pair it with an orange cardi. I may have to borrow your idea :)

Heather

Whitney said...

Such a fabulous fall-colored outfit. I love it, as usual!

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Anna said...

I have yet to be lucky in a thrift store. I went to a consignment shop in Boston last year and was appalled at the overpriced (and cruddy) merchandise. You obviously have more luck than me in this department because I know I couldn't find that orange cardigan even if my life depended on it. I love your bargain outfits - you look great as always!

Stylifiq said...

cute cardi.. looking good

Meagan said...

I absolutely love that braided belt! Thanks so much for linking up!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

suzanne said...

aren't thrift stores the BEST?? i was never one for marshall's, ross, or thrift stores - i hated digging through things. but once i saw the calm in sorting through racks, and the utter joy of finding a gem . . . i'll never go back!

-suzanne
awkwardly chic

Megan Mae said...

Some amazing deals! Love those shoes.

Rachel said...

Isn't thrifting the best?! I'm obsessed. Happy Friday!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Those colors look absolutely fantastic together! I'm not a great thrifter, but it's obvious that you are!

Monica and Whitney said...

Love these colors!

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Tara said...

$7? Holy cow, lady...that's awesome!

And I fully support the idea of brightly colored pencil skirts, so keep up the good search ;)