Fabulous Weekend Finds!

Good morning my fabulous, fashionable, fellow thriftanistas. As promised today I will reveal my fabulous finds from my weekend thrifting treasure hunt. The sales were phenomenal and I got some deals you just won’t believe. Spoiler alert……… I got a new pair of Yves Saint Laurent shoes for 45 cent. Close your mouth, yes I said 45 cent. I also got a pair of new Joan and David shoes for 45 cent. I know, I know you are wondering how I did it. Let me tell you the story. One of the resale stores I shop at is Village Discount Outlet. If you have never been to the Village let me just tell you they have some AMAZING deals. However you need to be a true thrifter to shop there. You don’t have to dig through the stuff but you truly have to take your time and look. Okay back to the 45 cent shoes. One of the great things about the Village is that they offer special tag items. What this means is that at any given time you may find an item that has a 90 cent special tag. Occasionally you may even find a 10 cent special tag. Stop looking at the computer like that, yes I am serious. Any-who there doesn’t seem to be any special rhyme or reason as to what gets priced at 90 cent but I love it. Back to this weekend, while perusing the shoes aisles two 90 cent tags jumped out at me. When I picked the items up I discovered they were a pair of Joan and David shoes and a pair of Yves Saint Laurent shoes. Did I also mention that the store was having a 50% off sale??? Yes be amazed my shoes went from 90 cent to 45 cent (I actually bought the shoes for my mommy). I was on a thrift high. In addition I found a Brooks Brothers shirt and a Ralph Lauren shirt for 45 cent and that was just the beginning of my day. The one thing about the 90 cent items is that the store takes the ticket off at purchase and keeps them. They have to keep track of how many 90 cent items they sale. So in the pictures you will see that my 90 cent items don’t have a ticket. However I was lucky in the fact that the sales girl missed taking one of my 90 cents tags off. There is a sample tag in the picture for you all to see. I just want to make sure when you shop at the Village you know what to look for :). Check out my other wonderful weekend finds below.

Until next time smooches,

The Thrifty Fashionista

FABULOUS FINDS!

Look at the price on the bottom.They had already been marked down. The Village marks down quickly.

These will be so cute with a nice blazer or cardigan. 45 cent BABY!!!!!

 

Two pair of sandals from Unique Thrift Stores 50% off sale

Vintage 80’s jacket Unique 50% off sale

Cute Forever 21 Military Style jacket 50% off. I’m getting my fall wardrobe together. I shop off season even when I thrift.

I love the way this jacket fits!

Another 80’s throwback

Jewelry Haul
Necklaces were $1.99 with 50% off, one pair of earrings were $1.99 and the other $2.49 both with 50% off

Learning tool for my baby and all the pieces were in the box. This would have retailed for $40.00 but I paid $1.45.

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Sale Alert, Sale Alert, Sale Alert

Good morning my fellow thriftanistas. I just wanted to let you all know about a fabulous sale going on today. Unique Thrift Store is having their

42nd ANNIVERSARY SALE

Friday, July 20th – Save 50% off all items, all day. (Save 33% or 66% on all items, all day at our Fullerton location only.)

Saturday, July 21st – Save 50% off all items, all day. (Save 33% or 66% on all items, all day at our Fullerton location only.).

You know THE THRIFTY FASHIONISTA will be in the house. Look for a post soon with all of my fabulous finds. I would also love to see what treasures you discovered. Please leave a comment on this blog or email me at thethriftyfashionista@gmail.com.

Happy Thrifting,

The “Thrifty” Fashionista

P.S. Unique Thrift Store is a chain and is in other states. Do some research to see if there is one in your area. Never miss out on a thrifty sale 😉

I am on my way to the sale………hope to see you there!!!!!!

Todays Fashion Are Hot No Doubt……..But a Vintage Look Will Make You Really Stand Out!!

All fashion repeats itself. There may be small variations but I would venture to say that 98% of today’s fashions originated with a fabulous look from the past. The thing that I truly love about wearing vintage clothing is that it allows me to be UNIQUE. I don’t have to worry about seeing my look over and over again because there isn’t carbon copies of the items in every store. Don’t get me wrong I love SOME (not all) current trends  but every now and then I get really inspired to rock a hot vintage look. While other times I may wear something current and just add a fabulous vintage piece to the mix (brooch, purse, jacket, necklace, etc). You know as John Witherspoon said in Boomerang “you’ve got to cooooooorrrrrdinate”. With spring just around the corner, I decided to see what new and fabulous vintage looks I could create. You know I’ll have to be able to style and profile in the warm weather months. Check out my Vintage Style: 101 video to see some of the fabulous vintage pieces I own and how I put them together. I hope the video inspires you to add a little vintage to your wardrobe. I’m sure I don’t need to give this disclaimer but I will anyway. EVERYTHING IS THRIFTED!!!!! I’m the Thrifty Fashionista so I’m sure you expected nothing less.

Smooches,

The Thrifty Fashionista

How is this for VINTAGE??? Summer here I come!

P.S. Check out a fellow fashionista, customer and friend who can really rock a vintage look.

You Go Miss V.

Mardi Gras Beads for Me Oh No….. But for Thrifty Deals I Was Ready to Go

Hey my fellow thriftanistas Tuesday was Unique/Spree Thrift Store Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday sales extravaganza. They had a spend $25.00 get $10.00 off coupon for this event. You know your girl was at the door BRIGHT and EARLY. I knew this event was coming up because I had received a coupon for it 2 weeks earlier. You know that coupon was burning a hole in my cute thrifted purse. One thing to note about Unique Thrift Store is that when they have coupon sales they are given out in advance. In most cases on the day of the sale they will not give out a coupon , you have to bring it to the store with you. However if you don’t shop often like me and still need a coupon for to the event just go to their website to print out a copy. They absolutely honor the printed copies as well. You can also check their website for upcoming sales.

Okay so back to my Mardi Gras thrifting adventure. If you have read my previous blog you know that I have taken a forray into the world of video blogging. I wanted to really be able to document and share my thrifting adventures with you guys. On Tuesday I decided to take it one step further and take you all shopping with me.  It was definitely an interesting experience. If you all could see me trying to shop, video tape and push the cart, it was HILARIOUS! What can you do though I’m a ONE WOMAN show. I found some great items and spent a total of $18.84 wooooohoooooooo. The video segment ended up being longer than I thought so I broke it up into 2 segments. Please check out my adventure below.

Smooches,

The Thrifty Fashionista

Thrifted shirt, sweater and belt from my Mardi Gras haul