07 December 2009

Keepers

Thrift Finds - Keepers

Hard evidence that I was not feeling well last week is the fact that I never went to a single thrift store - all week long! So very not like me. I jokingly call my thrifting treks my "weekly therapy sessions." I get all restless and antsy if I haven't set foot in a thrift store in more than a week. I think I suffer from thriftitis? Thriftdrawal? I'm a thriftaholic? By Saturday afternoon I was finally feeling fully rested and ready for an outing. And I'm so glad I went! I came home with two large bags of goodies for the shop - and a couple of things that will make a rotation through my closet before perhaps hitting the shop as well.

It seems there's a bit of an equestrian theme going on up top. I finally found a perfect pair of riding boots in my size. They were just the thing for the snowy weather we had this weekend! This horse-jumping sweater almost didn't come home with me. I was in the checkout line when I spotted it on the rack. I reached over at the last second and put it in my cart. I don't usually do these sorts of novelty sweaters but for some reason I'm loving this one!

I don't think I'm ready to give up my berets, but I'm certainly going to have to find a way to work this wool brimmed hat into the rotation. This skirt may not seem terribly noteworthy but it's the kind of wardrobe staple I know I'll wear again and again. It's in my favorite color for the season, a nice warm caramel, and has all sorts of lovely details that make it special; the cutest hip pocket, a tonal windowpane check and double kick pleats at the back hem!

Thrift Finds - Keepers

12 comments:

kate said...

oh gosh, those boots! i've been searching for a pair in my size for awhile.

good finds!

Casey said...

Oh wow--you founds some great things! Those boots are especially exciting; I know how hard it is to find a good pair (in the right size). ;)

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Rebekah @ Shell Blog said...

oh! that hat! i hope that makes it to the store sooner rather than later! ;)

fashionforwriters said...

I love your sweater! I bought a horse sweater recently for my etsy store (complete with fake horse hair) and my boyfriend stole it for himself. I managed to steal a picture of it before he wore it into a mosh pit.

If you are interested in comparing horse sweaters, the blog post is here!

xo Jenny

sarah said...

Oh, I especially love that sweater and the boots! What a lucky find, and in your size, too! It seems whenever I find boots in thrift stores they are either teeeensy or huge. So glad you're feeling better!

The Greedy Seagull said...

I also have thrift store withdrawals. I get all anxious and cranky if I don't go. My mom and I also call it our "therapy" sessions.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I can relate to thrift store withdrawals. I have gotten so used to going to Goodwill and Salvation Army every weekend that I feel weird when I don't. I feel accomplished and at peace when I do go, even if I don't buy anything. It definitely is a type of therapy -- thriftapy? That doesn't really flow, but it's kinda fun to say.

Those boots are amazing -- what a great find! - JoAnn

Delightfully Tacky said...

I rode horses for 11 years so stuff like this makes me all nostalgic.

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

What marvelous finds!! That sweater and those boots are to die for! I am glad that you are feeling better.

JASMINE said...

aaah, those boots are so perfect! looks like they're in great shape too, lucky find...

katia said...

Dear Sally Jane,

I can't believe you got the dress I ordered to me in time for Christmas. Across the US Canadian border yet, which has become, sadly, more hostile than it used to be. Thank you so much, YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!!!! Had I known your service was this fast and amazing (lovely presentation, by the way,)
I would have bought a lot more.

So, I will!

Sincerely,

Katia de Pena

lauren said...

oooooooh, i know a little fitted 1970s sweater that would LOVE to be traded for that cardigan you got there...so cute!