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Sometimes You Hit The Thrifting Motherlode

Ever have those days when you’re out thrifting and everything seems to be jumping right out at you and it all is just so perfect? That was me the other day. The great part was that I was out running an errand and just decided to stop by the store to look around. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular and there was no sale going on.

About 15 minutes before closing I walked over to the shoe section and really hadn’t planned on finding anything so close to the end of the day and there they were! 5 pairs of shoes made just for me. Somebody must’ve cleaned out their closet because these were in near perfect condition-never worn or slightly worn.

It started slowly. One pair. Then another and then another and my hands were grasping all over. Only 10 more minutes. Hurry! Hurry!

This, my friends, is what I refer to as the thrifting motherlode. When you just score and score and score.

Here they are.

Coral wedges. The perfect little summer go-to sandal.

Coral wedges. The perfect little summer go-to sandal.

Tommy Hilfiger strappy multi-colour sandal. The go-with-anything shoe.

Tommy Hilfiger strappy multi-colour sandal. The go-with-anything shoe.

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Colour block peep toe perfection.

White and light because I needed this colour.

White and light because I needed this colour.

And last but not least. These gorgeous shoes that are in one of my absolute most favourite colours of all and they are sooooo comfy.

Teal beauties.

Teal beauties.

One trip. One store. 5 pairs ranging in price from $7 to $18. Score! Hope your summer thrifting is just as good lately!

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Thrifted Good Buy: Cardigans

I find one of the best things to thrift is the trusty cardigan. Cardigans, unlike sweaters, don’t get as much wear because people tend to put them on and take them off quite regularly. They just don’t stay on for as long as sweaters do so they tend to be in much better condition. Here are a few I’ve thrifted. I rarely wear blouses in winter so I really look forward to wearing a light top or blouse with a cardigan on top. I think they’re perfect for spring.

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Lime green Eddie Bauer Cable Knit

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Baby blue 3/4 Sleeve

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Cream Diane von Furstenberg. When I brought this home, I didn’t notice a small tear in the left shoulder. A few stitches and you can’t even tell!

And my absolute favourite, this beautiful merino wool cardigan from Italy. This is so incredibly soft and I love the detail of the ties at the top.

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Beige merino wool cardigan made in Italy.

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