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Thrifting Tips: What To Do When It Doesn’t Fit

March 28, 2017 in Style / Thrifting

When I was a much younger lady, I had a lot less discretion (heck, didn’t we all?) I thrifted with reckless abandon, buying anything that vaguely looked good on me and was “on trend.” Which, trust me, meant a lot of embarrassing styles and questionably fitting clothes. So I made a rule for myself: I wasn’t buying anything unless one, I could see myself wearing it at least once a week and two, it fit me perfectly.

But when I spotted this Adrianna Papell blue paisley dress, all the rules were OUT THE WINDOW. Needed it, wanted it, had to have it, even though it was two sizes too big. Rules: they were meant to be broken.

So what should you do when your thrifted find doesn’t fit? I’ve got three tricks up my sleeves.

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Thrifting Finds: Vintage Glass and Chevron

March 21, 2017 in Style / Thrifting

Writing this post feels like waking up after a long nap that I hadn’t planned on taking. I’ve been existing in that vague space people think of when they say they’ve been “around,” but not necessarily going out and painting the town.

I’ve got a lot of great content queued up in the next few weeks, including a few hikes in Kauai and some new outfit posts. Stay tuned, and satisfy yourself until then with this little peek at my latest thrifting finds.

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Thrifting Finds: Montello by Mackintosh Vintage Coat

December 22, 2016 in Seattle / Style

I try to always walk into a thrift store with a mental list of things I need and a list of things I definitely don’t need. Coats have been number one on that list for a while because, really, I have an embarrassing number of coats. In fact, my last thrifted find was about a coat.

I suppose fate has a way of intervening. While I was idly flipping through the heavy winter gear section on a recent trip with my friend Rachael, this vintage coat with a beautiful chevron pattern jumped out at me.

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Thrifting Finds: Tan Trench Coat

November 7, 2016 in Style

A simple tan trench coat has been on my list for ages… okay, I’m exaggerating a bit. But it’s been long enough that I halfheartedly take a spin through the coats every time I go thrifting, not expecting that I’ll actually find the trench I’ve been looking for in the right size.

But my ship came in this weekend at the annual Goodwill Glitter Sale. I was looking through the men’s section to see if there was anything my husband might like when I plucked this Banana Republic coat trench off the rack. At first glance, it was perfect.

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