Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thrifted Outfit SHOWCASE!

This outfit includes three thrifted items: the sunglasses and Lux denim skirt (originally $65 at Urban Outfitters) from the Lake Street Savers, and the Frenchi gray t shirt from Arc's Value Village in Richfield. All three pieces were $12 or less apiece.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thrifted Outfit SHOWCASE!

I found this Boden wrap dress for $8.99 at Goodwill on Fairview and University Ave in St. Paul. The necklace and the little bird house are pre-owned as well!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Time Has Come

For a new blog. I think.

While my love for critters remains undiminished, I have sort of run out of MN wildlife to feature on the Critter Corner.

Meanwhile, thrifting has grown into a new passion in my life. Perhaps because of necessary budgeting as a homeowner, or simply the "wisdom" that comes with being over 30, buying pre-owned is becoming more attractive.

Both my Wisconsin and Minnesota families are avid thrifters; none more so than my mother in law R and sister in law AM.

AM gave me this thrifted rug last summer for my birthday:

(Not included: her dog, Ari.)

I found the middle Haeger pot at a local thrift store to match the ones my Mom bought me for Christmas.

At the Savers on Lake Street in Minneapolis, I found this Boden wrap dress for $12.99, compared to a retail of around $100:

Even today I found a SIGNED COPY of this Tyler Florence cookbook at the same Savers, for $7.99:

Hasten there immediately if you're a size 31 in designer jeans; there were at LEAST five pairs of 7 for all mankind, Paige Premium Denim and Paper Denim and Cloth jeans at the Lake Street Savers.