Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cruisin' Photos and Thrift Shopping Fun

 As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a great time on my first cruise ever! I just wanted to share some photos from the long weekend trip for a friend's bachelorette party. I wish there was more sun while we were there but we made the most of it by dressing up every night and dancing till we dropped!
When we were getting on the ship
I loved these towel animals that greeted us every evening with chocolates!
My hottie roommates for the weekend
 Group pic in Ensenada
 Colors of the rainbow with the bride-to-be in black
 Wearing our lovely tank tops from the bride
With 2 of my college roommates and they are next to get hitched...miss them!
  
Once again, I am a bit behind with my outfit posts after the unfortunate incident with my laptop and only recently getting my files in order. I am slowly trying to catch up! 
  
When my sister was home from winter break, we decided to go shopping at our local community thrift store to see if we could uncover some gems and we weren't disappointed. Yes, thrift stores smell old and musty but it's nothing we couldn't handle in exchange for some awesome bargains. BUT it is imperative that you have the patience to dig through racks and racks of mismatched clothes to uncover something worthwhile. Luckily for us, we both came back with 5-6 items each...score! Afterwards, we just played dress-up with our new/old items. 
 thrifted boyfriend blazer (with shoulder pads and all) (similar) -- thrifted zebra print oversized sweater (borrowed from sis) (similar here and here) -- sweater tights borrowed from sister (similar) -- thrifted ivory kitten heels (similar)
Better view of the sweater
Candid shot by my sister
Accessories: thrifted silver cuff (similar) -- thrifted costume earrings (similar)
  
Some people may find buying thrifted clothes to be gross or unsanitary but as long as you give your items a good washing, I don't see anything wrong with it. I also make sure to wipe any thrifted jewelry thoroughly with rubbing alcohol before wearing. I think thrifting can be fun and I view it as an opportunity to discover unique pieces that no one else owns.
  
What is your take on thrift shopping and do any of you have tips to share?

30 comments:

  1. You and your friends look gorgoeus together. What a fun event to attend.

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  2. That zebra sweater is so cute! What an awesome thirft store find! I'm really impressed by your thifting and how you were able to find items that fit your petite frame. I've only done thrift shopping on Etsy (does that count?).

    -Sharon

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  3. The cruise looks like it was such a fun time with all of your friends!  All of you gals just look gorgeous.  

    Loving your zebra top paired with the blazer!  No thrifting tips from me.  I've gone a few times but it just seems like the "loot" in the midwest isn't very fashionable.

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  4. aww karen, you and all yours friends look so pretty! i haven't gown thrifting, but maybe one of these days you can convince me to! hahaha

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  5. haha omg, i am tired this morning! i meant gone!

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  6. I am a huge fan of cruise vacations. I've been on cruises 4 times and I enjoyed every time. Sounds like you did too :)

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    1. Thanks! Yes I had an amazing time! Btw I love your blog and read it all the time...thanks for visiting! =)

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  7. witheachpassingdayFebruary 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM

     Thank you for sharing pictures of your trip. Seem like you and your friend have a fabulous time. I don't usually go thrift shopping because I'm superstitions about wearing old clothes. 

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  8. Thanks Girlie Blogger! I love BPs...they are always memorable!

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  9. Definitely! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Thank you Sharon! I was surprised too...you should go thrifting more often maybe even in the kids section! Etsy counts! haha

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  11. Thanks hun! Oh wow I didn't realize you lived in the midwest lol Come out to CA and we can go shop together! =P

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  12. Thank you love! One day I will take you thrift shopping and maybe we can find some good stuff! =)

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  13. No problem...glad you liked the pics! Ooo I never thought about superstitions but I guess it makes sense...

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  14. gah, lucky you! i have yet to go on a cruise, but i want to badly! i love the idea of thrifting, but don't do it much, not too many good stores here other than goodwill!

    [oomph.]

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  15. Looks like so much fun, love ur outfits!

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  16. I agree with you Karen.  Thrifty shopping can be fun and it's a great way to find unique items.  I always double, triple check each item though... down to the seam... to make sure there aren't any defects.  I've scored some lovely finds at 2nd hand shops for next to nothing.  BTW, love your LBDs!

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  17. How fabulous do you all look on the cruise!  And loving the zebra sweater - thrifting is so great to find items you won't see anywhere else.  

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  18. OK you girls are ALL gorgeous!  SO much fun, my parents just went on a cruise a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it!  I've never gone on a thrifting shopping spree, but I would think that as long as you clean it really well, it should be fine :)

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  19. OK! You are so cute & your friends are beautiful!!

    Cruise newbie - no more!! Love your outfits & the pinup theme!! You are so cute Karen! Hope you get your files in order, can't wait to see more!!! 

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  20. Oh how fun!  You and your girls remind me of me and mine :D  We roll deep, a bevy of Asian beauties, and always dress to impress....Looks like a fabulous time!  Awesome thrifted finds, you totally scored!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!
    Haute Khuuture.com

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  21. Cruises are fun so you should definitely try it sometime! Hm I actually like Goodwill and have found some cool things there before! =P

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  22. Yeah so true! Thrift shopping is all about double checking because they are non-refundable or exchangeable mostly. haha Thank you Sophie!

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  23. Thanks Jen! Too bad the zebra sweater is my sister's but I can at least borrow it. lol

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  24. Aww thanks Bessie! You should join your parents on the cruise next time!

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  25. Thanks Maureen!! It was a 1940s theme but glad you noticed that there was a theme. haha You should start posting outfit photos too!

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  26. Thanks Julie for visiting and for the comment! I love rolling in a big group...always so much fun!

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  27. Thanks! Yes I had an amazing time! Btw I love your blog and read it all the time...thanks for visiting! =)

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