Monday, February 20, 2012

a thrifted fashion show of sorts

hi everyone! how was everyone's weekend? wonderful i hope. tom and i have been itching to go surfing again but we need to get some things taken care with gladys, our bug, before we can take her on along journey to santa cruz so we laid low this weekend and thrifted it up!

whenever we go thrifting and we get back home i do a fashion show of the things i get. this time around i got a nice load of vintage/new things that i was really stoked about. our favorite thrift store opened up a vintage section and there was loads of really awesome stuff, sadly some too big and some too small. but here is what i walked away with!
i call this my mod dress. it looks like the 60's and has that wonderful 60's polyester fabric. i have never been fond of this color but the dress fit so well and i love the shape that i couldn't resist. plus at 25% off you can't say no, just add a bright cardigan and your good to go!
my flower child skirt and new to me top. the skirt had never been worn or washed. the original tags were still on it and it had that stiff quality unwashed clothes has. it was a bit too long for my liking so i trimmed it a bit and hand sewed a blind hem. i have a bunch of the fabric left over and making a few bows with them, more then i will need, so once those are done, i will post them and they are up for grabs!

this was my favorite score because for the longest time i have been looking for a red and white stripe shirt, basic i know, and i know i could have found it at any store but i wanted to find it at a thrift store and low and behold i did! the skirt was a two piece set which i didn't get a picture of  the top for some reason but together it looked a bit too costumey for me, they work better as separates for me. i can't wait to wear this exact outfit with my lottas! it needs to be a bit warmer but that day will come soon :)
and to top it all off, tom spotted this amazing psychedelic owl for me! best husband ever! he fits perfectly with my rest of my collection, isn't he cute?

do any thrifting this weekend?

xo,
cb

p.s. have you entered my giveaway yet? ends feb. 29th!

45 comments:

  1. I love that nude dress on you, it fits perfectly and you can jazz it up in so many ways. Yay for a new owl, great find, Tom!

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    1. i can't wait to try it out with some fun colors! i should get more neutral colors in my closet!

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  2. That third outfit is preeeettyyyy! Very nautical :) You must have a good eye for thrifting finds ;)

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  3. Wonderful finds! You look gorgeous in those outfits. And, I have the exact same owl just in different colors, my mom made it years ago and gave it to me the other day after I found it in her attic!

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    1. your mom made that owl? that is so cool! you must show a picture!!

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  4. what awesome finds!!! wow!! we don't have many thrift stores around here at all...I can't imagine finding so many gems in one trip!

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    1. oh girl you gotta live where there are thrift stores, they are the best!!!!

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    2. I will show one and let you know when it's up on the blog! xxx

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  5. wow, i'm in love with that first dress, and i think the color os great because it would match with everything!

    also, you're so lucky that tom with go thrifting with you. sometimes i want chris to, but then i think maybe it's better he doesn't because he'll just be bored the whole time and ask when we're leaving. oh well!

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    1. you can totally get chris to go shopping with you. tom was actually the one that introduced me to thrifting. plus they have tons of other stuff that is not clothes related. take him and he might just need to get used to it. tom is really great at finding things that i don't see, like my lord of the rings book he found me that we were missing. he looks at the sections that i sometimes over look. do it do it do it!

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  6. What great finds! I think the last one is my favorite too. I think it has a great shape it looks amazing on you! ^_^ I really need to go thrifting soon! I'm so jealous of everyone else and all their wonderful finds.

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    1. it is amazing what you can find at a thrift store, so many amazing gems that people just throw away! i hope you go soon!

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  7. What an awesome shopping trip! I have shopped all over san Jose, but never found much of anything at their thrift stores :( any recommendations of where to go? I'm craving some new spring duds!

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    1. there is a thrift town in fremont that is totally worth checking out. they color code all the clothes which i find amazing and easy to shop! let me know if you go!

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  8. what great finds! I love your striped top with the navy skirt. So sailor-ish and fun!

    xo,
    Em

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    1. you changed your last name! at first i wasn't sure who commented until i put it together! hehe!

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  9. your sailor outfit is ridiculously cute. You look like you just popped out of the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy video.

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    1. wow, saying boogie woogie bugle boy is really hard, saying it faster is pretty much impossible. thanks now i am going to be saying it all day! but totally true, i do look like i popped out of the video ;D

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  10. I love your owl collection...and how the hell do you get your man to go shopping with you...and then watch a fashion show when you get home?! I must know your secret...

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    1. thanks rose! tom is a special guy, he actually got me into thrifting. i had never gone before i met him, i mean vintage boutiques but never thrift stores. he loves thrift shopping and yea he is always the one that suggests the fashion shows so i really have no secret other then tom is one special bird. but i am sure if you started, your man would not turn you down and he will be asking for it all the time. i wanna say it may be toms favorite thing ;D
      xoxoxoxo

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  11. great finds cb, and your owl collection is coming along adorably!

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  12. wow, fab finds there (especially love the "seaside" look, red, blue & white, gorgeous!) and a cool owl to boot! Love that you do a fashion show - I do the same whenever I've bought clothes :)
    Some finds for me this weekend, a couple of LPs, a posy vase & 2 rose plates xox

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  13. my favourite thing ever is your pose in the last picture. <3

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    1. haha that was my favorite too! had to include it ;D

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  14. I thrifted this weekend too! I got some awesome things...I'm wearing my neon pencil skirt today. I love love love that last outfit. You are the cutest!

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    1. um neon pencil skirt! that most definitely needs to a photoshoot on your blog! i need to see how cute you look in it!

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  15. Oh goodness, I think the owl is my favorite! I love adding little pottery figurines like that to my houseplants.

    I went thrifting this weekend too! Found some amazing spring pieces and a vintage blowdryer!

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  16. Yay! You scored a red striped shirt! All lovely things :)

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    1. i know i was super excited and thought of you when i found it! xo

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  17. OWLS. I love owls, pretty much owl anything is amazing. :)
    I know i've said this a million times but you have the coolest style. so simple and great :D

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  18. Yah! Such fun - I love the skirt and what an incredible collection of owls you have. I actually did manage to do some thrifting (op-shopping as we say) whilst I was away at the weekend. I got a blazer and some vintage fabric and bias binding - yah!

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    1. hmmm vintage fabric! i love finding those at thrift stores but i need to get through my stack before i can buy anymore! hehe

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  19. Aw, fun! I love all the outfits on you. :)

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  20. What wonderful finds you have there!

    I am thinking a coral cardigan will look fantastic with the beige dress. I just love the navy skirt with the red and white striped top. I love anything that looks nautical!

    I am glad you found fabulous items! I need to make a trip to the thrift store... You have inspired me to hit the thrift!

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    1. oooh a coral cardigan! i don't have one yet but i will now! that sounds amazing! thanks for the tip ;D i wish we could go thrifting together!

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    2. I wish we could go thrifting together, too! I think it would be a fantabulous time.

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  21. I love that striped tee and navy skirt; it looks all very 'sailor-ish', which is kinda like surfing :) Plus, your arm tats make it even better. Loving that owl too!!!!!!
    Thanks for the fashion show!

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    1. thanks sweetie! i am always a sucker for nautical, i love it and feel it suits me, it is the inner mermaid in me!

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  22. woah, i love your owl collection!! my favorite is the floral skirt, although i do love that red striped top! xx

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  23. Love the red and white striped shirt outfit! so cute! :)

    xoxo
    Taylor

    taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com

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  24. i love that red striped shirt and blue skirt combo! amazing!

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  25. Wow great finds! Outift no 3 is my favourite, perfect for spring and very chic!

    xo Lisa

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  26. Love all the owls. It's funny because I've always collected owl things and then my husband did the same. So now we have a little collection together. Lovely.. !
    XO

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb