01 February 2012

thrift lucky

Been thrifting lately and have been getting lucky with stuff I find. I got a good amount of things off my local thrift stores and I'm just so giddy about it. I also visited a big Goodwill in the city when I went there once last week to work on something. I didn't get too lucky over there, but still scored some cool things, which I will write about shortly. I haven't taken photos of them yet since most of them are in the wash.

(leather boots - Community Thrift Store, envelope clutch - Salvation Army, dress - Salvation Army)

I was very excited when I spotted these boots earlier at the thrift store. I thought they resembled the Dr. Martens boots that I wanted for so long, only these are skinnier. It was a perfect fit, and I was quite surprised since I never really find shoes that fit me when I go thrifting. It feels as if these were rarely worn though because they feel stiff. Looks like I still have to break them in, but that's not so bad for $2.00. As for the clutch, I picked up because I thought I could use for a DIY project. I'm thinking of studding it. Or not. And lastly, that dress is four sizes bigger and I've already taken out the shoulder pads. It fits loosely, and I think I kinda like it like that. Honestly, I liked the buttons on it, so I thought, why not? 
It has a few scratches on it, but I don't mind it at all. It would need a little cleaning before I can totally wear it out, and I might even change the laces. I think I'm going to be in love with these boots. Oh, and the brand is BackTrails, and I've never heard of it. But nonetheless, these are still lovely.
I tried to get a close-up detail on the buttons of the dress, but I fail. 
Lastly, I got these travel books for 99¢ each at Salvation Army. I have been on a hunt for these kinds of books since I'm trying to plan a little Euro trip to go visit friends. 

More photos and hauls to come. 
I hope I find the strength to actually go take pictures of it. I have been lazy, and I've been working really hard on it. 


  1. those shoes are so nice!
    i always struggle with finding shoes when i go thrifting too..
    but it looks like a great haul you have here! :)

    1. Yes! I had to get them, they were a perfect fit! I hope you find one for yourself too :) Thanks for following!