National Thrift Shop Day feels like it’s my birthday! Thrifting is a lifestyle and a whole mood. Here are some of my favorite thrift finds & second hand remodels.
National Thrift Shop Day – August 17th
I’ve been sorting through the maze that is thrift stores since a tender young age (less than 10), finding cute shirts for me and accessories for my Barbies. Now, all of the accessories and clothes are for me! I appreciate thrift shops for their uniqueness. I can so easily find things that reflect my personality when I’m in a thrift, vintage, or antique shop. Old things speak to me; hence, the blog name. I stay true to Old World New.
Instead of going cray cray at all the thrift stores I could reach before closing hours today (I do that too much anyway), I decided to share some of my favorite thrift store finds. I really hold out on y’all until I have an occasion to wear some of my finds, or until I’ve fixed them up to my idea of perfection. Today, I’m giving some peeks into my thrift world (you could probably thrift shop in my apartment)…. *muahahahhahaa* Check it out!
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This dresser is gorgeous! I love the crenelation at the top, the handles are a very unique shape, and the height is exactly what I wanted, because I want to place a mirror on top of it. You can check out the DIY Dresser Remodel to see the process thrift store find to the final look. I also got the jersey and swimwear shorts at various thrift stores over the course of this year.
I love finding non-traditional pieces and pieces that are worn for different reasons according to the ethnic group that created them. I thought this Indian/Middle Eastern looking piece could be a new take on the currently popular “kimono.” I googled it and it is called a sherwani. I think it makes me look like I’m ready for a musical festival, or a fall day in Dallas. Just throw it over a crop top and some shorts, and roll out!
Update: See how I recently styled this sherwani for the Cultural Appreciaion series here.
Half priced “very old jewelry box”
I adore this sweet little vintage jewelry box. The pedestal/foot stool was a $7 find that I tried to remodel, but never completed. I am also searched for new fabric to cover it and wanted it to look something like the one here.
A Reimagined Thrifted Outfit
Head to toe thrifted! That includes the necklace, dress (Ralph Lauren shirt) and the shoes. The grand total? Less that $15. Full blog post & tutorial on how to turn an oversized button up into a dress here.