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Thrift Mojo

December 28, 2009

While we were in Florida we hit up a few thrift shops with Steven’s mom. From previous trips I remembered them as being pretty good, but either my tastes have changed or I was unlucky, but out of four or five stores the only thing I bought was a couple of paperbacks for the plane ride. Upon my return to San Francisco, however, my thrift lust unslated, I went to the Mission Thrift Town for the first time in at least a month. Maybe it was because everyone else was busy doing last minute Christmas shopping, but I managed to find some excellent stuff.

First up are these classic Converse. In the past I’ve wanted a pair of Converse, but whenever I tried them on in stores they looked too white and pristine, and I always walked away without making the purchase. When I saw these in my size for $3.99, I knew they were perfect. Worn in but not worn out, with plenty of life left. They didn’t come with laces so the new ones look super bright, but they’ll get dirtied up after a few wears. I’m trying to decide whether to leave them as is or indulge in some sneaker modification.

The studs on this t-shirt are totally Brighton-shopping-Mom-style, and call me crazy, but somehow I think I can make it work.

The lace detail on the chest of this top totally does it for me.

Coincidentally, the day after I bought that top I came across this Stella McCartney dress. The way the points of lace came together at the chest is very similar, though otherwise they’re nothing alike.

A couple of faux fur collars for dressing up coats and sweaters. I might use the one on the left for some type of DIY project, though.

Last but not least, a Free People dress that does not actually fit me right in the chest. I bought it for the lovely colorful bottom half, which I’ve already freed from the sweater boob holders and made into a great skirt. Pictures soon!

Happy thrifting! Have you found anything that made your heart beat faster lately?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 30, 2009 9:28 am

    Loved your post on Thrift Mojo. You have a great eye for great finds. I run the “what a find” contest at Thrift Town and I thought I’d let you know about it. You could win a $25 Thrift Town gift card if you submit some finds and one of your finds wins. The info is on the Get Used page of our website.

    Happy Hunting! -Ashley

    • December 30, 2009 10:19 am

      Thanks Ashely! I didn’t know about that contest, but I’ll have to check it out and maybe enter. $25 would go a long way at Thrift Town. :-)

  2. December 30, 2009 10:31 am


    Great! This current contest ends on 12/31/09. I run it quarterly. There’s no limit! Please do enter to win. I love your stuff and I bet our judges will too.

    I bet you also don’t know about our Online VIP program. You get sales alerts, contest info and coupons in your email. We email about two times per month. To sign up for that, visit our Be a VIP Page.


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