Thrifting Thursday: All Black with a Bow | Thriftanista in the City

9.22.2011

Thrifting Thursday: All Black with a Bow

V and I went to a meetup at Kookaburra today. I wanted to be comfortable while scooting around on the floor and following V around. The shorts are from the epic thrift haul with BFF and I recently bought the sweater over the weekend. The bow is a scarf I thrifted a long long time ago.

During the epic thrift haul I was looking specifically for shorts. I thought it would be a nice way to show some leg this summer and also avoid showing all my bits playing around with V. The temps are dipping fast over here so I added tights for warmth.

I don't buy a lot of scoop neck sweaters but this one is a super soft acrylic/angora blend. It's from an expensive thrift store that was making room for their new fall items by having a sale. All the clothing in the store was either $5 (upstairs) or $2 (downstairs). I got the sweater downstairs. The original price was $12. Woot! Woot! SN: They were also selling Louis Vuitton handbags for $50 on sale. Good but definitely not Woot! Woot!

I don't think I've ever worn this scarf until today. It was just there in bag o' scarves. I was looking for something to perk up this all black "mamafit". I tied it in a bow and kinda loved it. It's also keeping my hair out of my face...perfect for play time!


I love these shoes.
I wear them almost everyday.
That's probably why they're so worn out and in need of some DIY love.
Button detail on the shoulder. $2 well spent.
Do you thrift the basics or look for show stoppers?
AND
Shorts and tights? What say you?

11 comments

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Shorts and tights, fall only. But I have been known to do it.

Abbie said...

I thrift for it all! Shorts and tights are yes in the fall/winter...especially with boots.

Tiffany said...

Loving the Hello Kitty inspired headband. And V's little feet are soooo cute. Inbox me about a makeup launch I forgot to mention. I am lame I know.

YUMMommy said...

I thrift for everything. If it catches my eye, I get it. From clothing to furniture, I don't discriminate when it comes to thrifting.

Lisa C Writes said...

I try to bring balance in my thriting which is something I'll be sharing more often now on my blog. Shorts I will do, tights hmmm, not sure about that but won't say no. It definitely depends on where I am. I here you about the handbags, lol. If I'm going to spend that much it might as well be new ;-)

Mama Violet said...

@Lisa C Writes can't wait to see those thrifty finds. I'm addicted to it!

Mama Violet said...

Thank you all for commenting. I'm glad I can share with people who don't give the "blank stare" like V does when I try on the thrift goodies.

Cherrie J. said...

This is such a cute look! Its so versatile; you could just add some booties & BAM its dressed up lol. Love the bow btw!

-Cherrie

Mama Violet said...

@Cherrie J. I didn't even think about that. Next time!

Stanique said...

I Love the bow!!! I would like to thrift more often but I just don't have the patience! Great find though...


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Mama Violet said...

@Stanique thanks! Yes there thrifting does require some patience. I love it.

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