Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Confessions of a Thriftalholic

Okay, I have to admit something to you. I can't stay away from the thrift stores. I pass them every. single. day. on the way to work and I swear, they call to me like a baby calling for its mama. I had done really well for a long time, but it's like a disease! Once you go back, the pull is stronger than ever! lol

Last week, I went in just to browse for a few minutes and I was overwhelmed by bright spring colors everywhere! I left with a whole slew of goodies, including this bright colorblocked dress and chambray shirt!

Chambray shirt: Gap, Thrifted ($4)
Dress: Thrifted ($4)
Shoes: Target ($20)

I had literally been searching for one of these shirts at the thrift store for about a year now.  I felt like I hit the jackpot when I finally found it! =)  And I just love the cheery colors in this dress!

Silver & Turquoise Ring: c/o Blue Vanilla
Knotted Ring and Earrings: My Sister's
Bracelet: Target
Nails: Kiss Nail Dress Win your own HERE!


Are you a thrifter?  Where do you like to find good deals?

I'm linking up today with the lovely ladies behind Monday Mingle, The Pleated Poppy, and Thrifters Anonymous!

25 comments:

Heather McCurdy said...

OMG ... I love thrifting. I even have my favorite ones where I know I can get better boook at one, clothes at another, and housewares at a third one. I can't believe some of the stuff that people get rid of! Now if I could just find that 1600's oil painting ;)

Lisa L said...

Thrift stores are getting better and better because people are not bothering with rummage sales anymore and they just dump their unwanted stuff at the stores instead. I love sorting thru and finding cute items for walls and decor!

Laura said...

Visiting from WIWW...JEALOUS of that adorable thrifted dress!! So cute...what a great outfit!

Laura Go said...

I LOVE thrifting! My favorite store is about a 5 minute walk from my house, so now that I see this chambray top, I definitely want to go thrifting today! :)

LOVE the dress too, Tiffany!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Nicole Feliciano said...

I'm not a thrifter, but I do love a good sale! My fave feature of this look is your nails.--so fun. Thanks for sharing on Monday Mingle!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Oooh Tiff that dress looks tropicalicious! HAHAHA I love the colors in it! So bright and cheery. Cool how you added the denim. A very nice touch! :D
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rlutz said...

Such great finds! That dress is so fun...definitely a summer staple. The chambray shirt is one of my favorite items in my closet, love how you knotted it over the dress.

Beth Kondrick said...

A chambray shirt is on my list too, I used to have one a couple of years ago and of course, sent it on down the line a bit prematurely.

I love the look of yours with the color blocked dress! Cute!

the domestic fringe said...

That outfit is super-cute. It screams summer and happy and all things good.

~FringeGirl

the domestic fringe said...

That outfit is super-cute. It screams summer and happy and all things good.

~FringeGirl

Callie said...

I think it's completely okay to be addicted to thrifting... I know I most certainty am. But look at the wonderful outfits you can put together because of it. I love how bright and happy this outfit feels. Perfect for spring!

Callie
www.coffeeandcardigans.com

The Suburb Experiment said...

I'm addicted to thrifting AND online shopping. Something's gotta give! :)

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment cvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

Marta :* said...

nice outfit! love the nail!

xoxoxo
Marta :*
martabella.blogspot.com

Fashion By Alicia said...

Such a great thrift find! I found my chambray top while thrifting as well. Really love that dress!

silvergirl said...

not a big thrifter, but that dress is adorable
brett

Tara said...

Oh, that dress is just so gorgeous! I absolutely love the colors. You know, I've done so well with my 'no shopping' thing so far this year, I've kind of been tempted to take $20 and hit up the thrift stores for a little treat, but I'm afraid it would end up as some sort of gateway drug to overspending again...

What I need is someone to go with me, to keep me on track. You don't have a trip to Atlanta planned anytime soon, do you? :)

Terri said...

This is going to sound ridiculous: I'm afraid of thrift stores. Stores like TJ Maxx and Marshall's freak me out. I practically break out into hives! I search and search the racks, and I get frustrated and impatient and I shut down. I think a thrift store will defeat me! Your finds are absolutely adorable!
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Capsule Contents said...

Both of those are awesome finds!! I love thift stores...and their discount days!

Taylor said...

SO cute, lady! I love this whole look - that tiered dress is adorable. What great finds!

Shea said...

That dress IS a great find--so perfect for spring! I love to go thrifting too, I just don't do it as often as I'd like.

Keely said...

Adorable! I love the bright colors of the dress!

I'm not a thrifter. I have tried and found a couple things. But I find I can get new clothes for about the same price as our thrift stores charge.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Thrifting is marvelous..love those colors! x

my thrifty closet said...

great buys! I like this lovely spring look, the colors are just wonderful. Hurray for thrifting. I try to avoid the stores if I think I have been thrifting too much. For me..the key is not to even step into one...otherwise...the consequences are disastrous.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Kish said...

Gap. Chambray. Four bucks?!!!???


Jealous!

J9 STYLE said...

I'm a total thrifter. I love the thrill of the fashion hunt!