1/6/10

My Thrifting Coupe de Grace (Part 3)

Okay, boys and girls, this is it. These are my last few GFS thrifting tips. It's not rocket science really, you just have to possess an "obsessive" gene in your body. I've had to stop thrifting for a minute because I believe an old, rich Jewish woman recognized her shoes on my feet a few weeks ago. ( just kidding..she was Asian:)
For you slackers...click here for Tips 1-5.
And click here for Tips 6-10

11. Don't forget to look for accessories. Retro/Vintage/interesting belts can transform a simple dress.



(This is hands down my all time favorite thrifted belt! I wear it with everything...clearly)


12. This sounds like a joke but be in the MOOD to thrift. If you are having a bad day or rushing, you will never find anything.

13. Find a few places that you really like and pop in during the week. I find most of my gems on Tues and Wed after work as opposed to the weekend. That's how I got a ReAL Louis Vuitton for 50 bucks. I was there browsing on a random Tuesday and saw the manager put it on the shelf. I snatched it smooth out of her hands! {evil laugh appropriate here}


14. I hate this rule but...try on EVERYTHING! Most thrift places don't allow returns.

15. Find alternate ways to wear the obvious. (I thrifted a 3 buck cape that I can wear as a cape or as a wrap skirt...I'll post pics later.)


(This is indeed a daishiki my friends...JJ from Good Times is not the only person who can rock it)

16. When you see something that you know is worth it
. GET IT. Never assume that it will be there later. And make sure you love what you buy!


Now, can someone PLEASE share with me how to become wealthy rather quickly doing something that doesn't involve selling crack cocaine or pulling an all nighter while wearing nothing more than fishnet stockings and clear glass heels on Main Street? I'm taking serious suggestions only since THIS PLAN clearly isn't going to happen because a certain "somebody" decided to end her show soon! Oprah is so selfish!

Oh, I'm not above the fishnet and clear heels option but I would never sell crack cocaine.
(by the way...please press your humor button when you read my blog)
Pray for me! LOL

36 comments:

pixelhazard said...

Good tip, i'm rather neglectful about my accessories

Anna Renee said...

Girl, do you know what's in that previous post? No telling what's in there! LOL Anyhoo, work that Dashiki!! Work!! If if wasn't for thrifting, I wouldn't have any BCBG Max Azaria boots, shoes, Anne Klein shoes and boots, Oscar de la Renta slip ons, I would have any Banana Republic dresses and shoes, Anne Klein dresses. I tried to tell them on my own blog what time it is! There's even some stuff that I didn't post yet, because I don't want to seem like I'm just bragging on and on! I have a place at the border of the cities of Oakland and Berkeley CA, and it's the bomb! And another place in Alameda CA that's great for dresses, (designer of course). Me and you see I-to-I about this thrifting thing! As I said before Wurk!! nnhbb.blogspot.com

The Freakum Dress said...

I'm in love with the ethnic blouse ! So pretty !

Mimi and Tilly said...

I am really enjoying reading your blog. I love thrifting. I found some original 1950's purses not long ago in silver and gold leather with gorgeous handles. I've also found a fantastic leather jacket and a gorge silk blouse. You look fab!

Anonymous said...

I love prancing around in fishnets and clear heels. LOL!!!! LOVE the daishiki and pencil skirt!!!

Niki Cheapskate said...

girl, you find the most awesome stuff! i love all of the belts. great thrifting tips!

FashionAddict said...

I love thrifting vintage accessories. In fact, that's usually what I aim for when I go. Totally agree about being in the mood and going during the week. Another great post, thanks for sharing your wisdom ;)

Christen said...

Amazing tips! Thanks for sharing :)

Debye said...

Great tips....I am one of the worst thrift store shoppers so I can use all the help I can get!

p.s. love the belt!

heart charlie said...

Thanks for the tips!! I love that belt! I really need to pay attention to the "try everything on" rule. I always get so lazy, buy it without trying it on, then I get home, it doesn't fit, so I put it in a bag, vowing to take it to the dry cleaners, end up forgetting to do that, and then donating it away....haha ;)

Mish Dish said...

Love everything about this post. The 80's belt is pretty major too.
xo Mish

Niki B. said...

definitely love those belts! and i would love to feather some shoes for you :) send an email to shopahautemess@gmail.com if you're interested!
xo Niki

ps. I am having a haute Giveaway right now! You can win a pretty sapphire blue leather clutch. Details here -> http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

"And so our stories go..." said...

You look fabulous and what a good idea. So many people spend so much money now a days...this is better. Good tips. And it's recyling too.
Mary

Hannah said...

Great tips, thanks! I'm bad about accessories, I wear the same necklace everyday!!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

Nina said...

I'm printing your tips and bringing them with me when I embark on my thrifting adventure ... I hope I'm as lucky and as savvy as you are!

OneFashionistaDiva said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. congrats on your items! it's always nice to snag a louis!:)

Samantha Simple said...

You are rocking that Dashiki. I love it!!!

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simplychic said...

i'm enjoying these posts!

get rich quick...get knocked up by someone wealthy! j/k! humor buttoned pressed, unless of course you think it's a good idea ;)

Nubiasnonsense said...

That belt is amazing! looks like you had some great finds =)

kanishk said...

LOVE the daishiki and pencil skirt!!!

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Elaine said...

Great tips!!! I make sure to buy all my belts and handbags at thrift stores and they haven't disappointed me yet!


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Nika said...

great tips! You're looking good and that LV was an awesome find.

Amanda Correa said...

It's amazing what you can find at thrift stores, and you were working it all! You look great in all of those pics...good heads up with those tips too!

BTW...I have passed an award on to you so check my blog out when you have a chance!

Vivian said...

Your blog is so cool!!!!!!!!!

Kisses from Brazil!!

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Fell 4 Fashion said...

can't wait to see how you make a cape into a wrap skirt!

Mary Frances said...

I LOVE those lavender, ruffle shoes!!! This is a really cool blog! Come check me out sometime...
classicmarymoments.blogspot.com

budget chic said...

Love, love, love those belts if you ever decide to get rid via a blog sale let a sister know!! Great finds as usually and I know you got it on the super, dupa cheap. You should check at Sharon Rose at - (http://sharonrosepixie.blogspot.com/) she finds amazing thrift store finds as well.

D said...

awesome, i need to get into thrifting!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. I laughed my head off at your last line :) Not above the fishnets and clear heels! You are so fabulously funny. I can not take it : )

How to get rich quick? I would say marry a millionaire, but that might be even more dangerous than selling crack cocaine : ) Good luck!

The Village Idiot said...

your belts are amazing!!!

haute.teapot said...

wow you have such a good eye, i LOVE thrifting too! xo.

Nishant said...

I'm in love with the ethnic blouse ! So pretty !

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