Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Orange You Glad It's November?!

A few weeks ago there was a 10 mile yard sale by our house.  I'm not a good morning getter upper. Like I'm REALLY bad at it.  But my sister-in-law and I got up in the still morning time and had time for one stop with multiple sales and then one more along the road. I found this great, fall sweater.  The skirt has a texture that's sorta difficult to see in the photos.
The bag was found at a beloved St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in Pennsylvania many many years ago, for 50 cents!  Of all the thrift stores I've been to, it is no doubt the one I miss the most.  I mean I actually miss the store. 

Mostly because it was best friend Gretchen who took me there for the first time.  It had this amazing upstairs vintage section, not only clothes, but dishes and furniture. 

The upstairs was only open Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We have so many fun memories trying on our vintage finds.  I dream (like real dream at night) about that store. We had four amazing years of it before I up and got married and moved far far away.
Outfit total without shoes/accessories-- 5.50
Sweater, Old College Inn Clothing Co.-- 1.50-- yard sale
Skirt,Van Heusen-- 3.99-- Goodwill

shoes and accessories
Shoes--  3.99-- thrift store
Belt-- 1.00-- Goodwill
Bag, vintage-- .50-- favorite thrift store ever
Necklace-- gift from husband Dion-- at JcPenny, 12 dollars I think

 Bonus outfit today: The pattern on this maxi is fun and fall, and a person made it, not a factory.   It's soooo long.  The person also made the belt.
Outfit total without accessories-- 5 dollars
Dress, hand sewn--5 dollars-- thrift store

Isn't that fabric fun?  silky smooth.

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt


Krystal said...

The bag is great! What a find for 50 cents! Also, I must start looking for belts at thrift stores. Next time you come through, we should go thrift shopping on a Wednesday...50% off on Wednesdays around here!

linnetjoy said...

yes yes yes! We still have yet to do the 50 percent of Wednesdays! I'm a little afraid of myself in that situation though...I don't think Jason will want to go with us. ;)

Krystal said...

Maybe you can go to just look for what might work well for me! :)

linnetjoy said...

that would definitely not be as fun

Anonymous said...

Hey L! It's Geanine... I love your new blog.. I knew we were kindred...this is just more proof. The outfits are adorable...I especially love the purse from St. Vincent's...oh and the homemade Maxi Dress. :) Looking forward to seeing more posts. Oh I love the boots too...

linnetjoy said...

yes Geanine! We are definitely kindred spirits! And you would absolutely love the St. Vincent De Paul's.