C is for Clothing - A to Z Writing Challenge topic and What I Wore Wednesday


Clothing, scads and scads of it land in the thrift shops.  It is the number one donation that draws and sells the best.  There could be any number of reasons clothing has arrived at the thrift shop: one has cleaned out closets, has bought a new wardrobe and is tired of the garment, or has passed on.  Occasionally, you will find a quality vintage garment like a wooly lamb coat in pristine condition.  The original owner kept that garment preserved in a garment bag with cedar blocks or in a cedar chest.  Something like that brings joy to the treasure-hunting thrifter.

Not only do I buy thrift, I post images of myself in thrifted outfits for What I Wore Wednesday or Friday's Frock.  And .... since today is Wednesday (you guessed it), here is What I Wore ~ (I'm trying to get used to modeling with a purse ...)

Pink cashmere sweater (retail)
St. John's Bay black sleeveless collared shirt (thrifted)
Caslon black floral print skirt (thrifted)
Aerosoles black pumps (retail)

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This might be a new concept for some AtoZ visitors - a blog that hosts weekly fashion posts.  In fact, there are quite a few of them (that I have shamelessly linked into).

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Comments

Megan said…
Okay, that outfit is SUPER CUTE! I have never been good at thrift shopping, but I want to start!
Laeli said…
Oh that's adorable! You look so well put together. Come style me, please!?
I often look like I've just rolled out of bed.
Unknown said…
Wow....quite a find! I guess thrift shops differ, as far as their merchandise, in every area. I have only been lucky a few times. Good for you..perfection!
Kristen said…
I love that sweater, and the colors are beautiful! I've always loved black and pink together.
Unknown said…
Thrifting rocks! I've been haunting thrift stores since I was a teen. Our local Value Village was the favorite of my family in the 1970s - before it was "fashionable"! I often fascinate my friends with my thrifted outfits. I do, however, limit my purchases to outerwear only! =) Love your blog - and voted!
You're rockin that skirt! The shoes are pretty too.
Lucys Lounge said…
great words about second hand clothing. lucyx
Unknown said…
I like the idea of photographing what you are wearing. There are real bargains to be found in thrift. It's a win/win situation as all parties benefit from donating, buying and receiving support etc.
Anonymous said…
Very cool, hopping over from A to Z. I do a lot of thrifting myself, so it's great that you are making it "fashionable."
Unknown said…
Thanks for dropping by my site.... am thrilled to have landed here. This is the only one I have encountered like this. Good for you! Happy A-Z-ing!!

Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice
Commonweeder said…
Great blog! There is a new Vintage shop in a near by town, and a long lived shop called ReThreads. Both great and I have gotten - and given some good buys. Do you know the book Love, Loss and What I Wore? I think you'd like it.
Diana Wilder said…
Nice outfit! Great blog! ...now why do I think of the time I scored Coach brand bucket bag tote, unused, for $30. *sigh) I must come back again. Blog on!
Unknown said…
That's a cute skirt. It's amazing what you can find in thrift stores, and sometimes with price tags still attached.

Have fun with the a-z challenge.
Trisha said…
That is a really great outfit! Nice style :)
Kathe W. said…
Darling skirt! I am totally a resale shopper! Not many shops up here in the Mt Shasta area, but when I get up to Portland there are a lot! Cheers!
Sue McPeak said…
I think we are KIN. I've never run across anyone who is into ThriftShopping as much as me that wasn't related. Surely we are at least cousins. Seriously, I would have zoomed in on your Blog Title on the AtoZ List even if it had been down in the thousands. What a great theme. Really enjoyed all of your posts so far. Awesome 'C' outfit and great words about Thrift Clothing.
Sue~CollectInTexasGal
AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee
Diana said…
Lookin' good! Some of my favorite pieces of clothing have come from the thrift shop :-) Sometimes the find is incredible
Julia said…
Lovely outfit - I thrift myself and it definitely beats paying retail! Stopping by from A-Z, I'll be back again. :)
I like how you combined both thrift and retail purchases to create your outfit. We also shop thrift shops. I'm amazed at times what is available at the shops we go to and the great deals! (Visiting from the A-Z Challenge.)
I LOVE thrifting, but I'm not as good at taking pictures of myself. You've inspired me to do better. Love the outfit
Tami Von Zalez said…
Many thanks! Yes, give it a go ~ you might get hooked on it ~
Tami Von Zalez said…
Oh jeez, the mere mention of Value Village - I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and Value Village was my first thrift shop find when I was 10. I bought a small nightstand that had a bazillion coats of paint on it. I stripped it down to the wood and have kept it that way every since.
Tami Von Zalez said…
I will seek out that book - I always love a good read.
Tami Von Zalez said…
We ARE kin! *grins* Now if I just had your talent for quilting!
Tami Von Zalez said…
I take A LOT of images - Mr. VZ got me a point and shoot and I can set it up to take 3 shots automatically. Someday I will post my outtakes (lots of goofy expressions...)