Thrifting Adventures!

Hi Ladies!

I have never been a big thrifter, but I have three stores locally that are always worth a look. Their staff must be well trained because their stock always seems to be in better condition and they have better brands.

Was doing some after school errands and popped into our MS Op Shop for a quick browse. Came home with two sweaters. I have just popped them on over what I was wearing today but I do have them in mind for my harem pants (which I just happen to be wearing). Getting the length of the top right with the harem pants seems pretty critical in getting the proportions right.

#1 - #4 Witchery black textured high low hem sweater.
Found it difficult to photograph

#5 - #7 Sussans Blue open weave sweater, high low hem

Both are in excellent condition and while I'm thinking harem pants, they will work with jeans and perhaps slim knit skirts. The blue is probably more for non work days but the black could go to work. The black really looks a lot nicer IRL:). I don't feel comfortable in thick bulky sweaters so these work well with a tank layered underneath for extra warmth (and modesty).

I try very hard to apply the same process to thrifted purchases as I do new items and both passed my filter. Do they pass yours?


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  • crutcher replied 6 years ago

    Love your thrifted purchases...They absolutely seem to be in your style zone..I like the thought to apply your shopping principles to thrifting...

  • kkards replied 6 years ago

    i like them both, i really like the shape of both of them. the texture on the black is great, and the color on the blue is fab

  • Inge replied 6 years ago

    Great finds, Deborah, and that cobalt blue looks amazing on you.

  • replied 6 years ago

    I do love me a slubby sweater and the hi low hem on the black gets double points from me. Of course the blue sweater is fab too. You look great in cobalt.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Nice finds!

  • Quietgirl replied 6 years ago

    Cobalt blue is GREAT. Amazing finds.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    These are great Deb - beautiful sweaters with a modern silhouette and lovely texture. Well done!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    They both look excellent and good thrifted sweaters are hard to find! The blue color is incredible on you!

  • carolbee replied 6 years ago

    You have done well. Love the texture of the black, and the cobalt is a gorgeous colour.

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    I love the texture of the first one, the most. DD has one similar, and we love it:-) Good finds!

  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    Cool! Great finds! You shine in that blue colour!

  • cheryl replied 6 years ago

    Awesome finds. They look great on you.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Fabulous pieces. You look wonderful in cobalt. xo

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Both are great sweaters and suit your style nicely. Good job on the thrifting. Another couple of fun outfits for your harem pants.

  • Ornella replied 6 years ago

    These are thrifted goods?

    That's it, I'm moving to your neck of the woods.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Cobalt sweater is gorgeous and the proportion is perfect on you with the harems!

  • Suzanne (ambergreen) replied 6 years ago

    Getting on the blue bandwagon. Fab color! Wish our thrifting was still that good. Or maybe I'm just hitting the wronngggg ones.

    Well done, you!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    The textured one will add interest to an all black outfit. I could see you wearing it with white under it and white bottoms too. The blue shade is gorgeous on you and with black.

  • Debra replied 6 years ago

    2 great finds, love the black textured sweater :)

  • shedev replied 6 years ago

    Love them both. I apply the same standards to my thrifted items as new too. Once I figured that out, thrifting became much more rewarding.

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  • claracluck replied 6 years ago

    stunning finds,its such a thrill to find garments of this calibre but of course you totally elevate them!

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    Thumbs-up from me :)

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