Tag Archive:thrift town

ByKari

INDIGO BLUSH.

INDIGO BLUSH.

Go ahead: Infuse bold color into your cold-weather wardrobe.

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This week’s look is sweet and comfortable, while still drawing attention with bold color. We started with the dress & added accessories based on the colors in the dress pattern. The objective: look ultra feminine while staying warm.

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Every girl should have a great pair of cowgirl boots.
Finding a cranberry pair for under $5 is a shopping victory.
PS: Thigh-high sweater socks are perfect for pairing with maxi’s in winter.

photo 1New Zoya gold polish is our latest beauty obsession via GlossyBox. The perfect subdued &
shiny color for this look, and hasn’t chipped or peeled after a week! Thanks to darling Emily
of Sacramento’s best beauty blog, The Emery Board for our GlossyBox subscription!

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When shopping secondhand, once you check for major imperfections, the real deal is in the details.  Stitching, construction, color consistency: make sure it’s up to snuff. Building a wardrobe of well-made pieces with delightful details (for less) is one of the main perks of shopping secondhand.

Going on 5 years with these boots and they’re still a favorite find.
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– THE OFFICIAL BREAKDOWN –

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005A skinny belt or tie in a bold color (even paired with a bold pattern) really helps to pull it all together and creates symmetry and balance. Whatever your size, placing it at your smallest part draws attention there, visually cinching you in for a smaller overall look.
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Local places we love to shop secondhand:
French Cuff Consignment, Article Consignment, Freestyle, Thrift Town & Goodwill

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If you want to shop smarter, overhaul your closet or just reimagine your look, email us at kari.shipman@gmail.com: We’ll send you our rates and set up an appointment.

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For more thrifty inspiration, follow our hashtags: #outfitunder20 / #shoesunder10

ByKari

SUNNY SIDE UP.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN…

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 So it’s sunny raining out. Cry about it. Just dress a bit sunnier to compensate.

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Mustard skinnies: $2.99 // Thrifted vintage white sweater: $2.99

Pair brights & bolds with soft neutrals.

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Cuffs + wedges = love.

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When you find a bold piece like these skinnies while out thrifting,
you HAVE to take the chance on them.  

xo Kari for the JJ crew

ByKari

SNOW WHITE. AND THE SEVEN DARES.

THRIFTING: HAPPY VINTAGE LOVE.

 

Recently found a lovely white vintage sweater for $3.00 while out thrifting.

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Added skinny jeans, new favorite thrifted boots layered with thigh highs,
and a matching gifted vintage leather purse.

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WE DARE YOU TO:

1. TRY SECONDHAND.
consignment. thrifting. vintage.

2. TAKE A RISK.
with your look. try something new & daring.

3. SHOP LOCAL.
figure out where you can buy your everyday things, as well as fashion,
from a local independently owned shop, instead of a big box corporate store.

4. EXPLORE SAC BLOGS.
we have some fashionable, inspiring ladies here in Sac.
when you go for #2, get inspired by #4.

5. GET TO KNOW THE LOCALS. 
the people who own shops here in Sac are pretty wonderful.
it’s kind of great to have them know your style & personally connect with you.

6. USE YOUR MONEY TO SUPPORT GOOD PEOPLE.
whether it’s a small local shop, or even a big box store,
investigate the business practices where you shop.
do they give back to the community?

7. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
when you find a business worth supporting, tell your friends.
get behind people who are changing things for the better.
start something that matters.

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xo the girls.

ByKari

POLKA PARTY.

 Praising Polka Prints Particularly.

We think polka dots make everything just a bit cheerier.

This week’s look is (as always) completely thrifted,
and under $20 for the entire look.

When scouring the internet for fun polka pics, the overwhelming majority of the styles found were simply black & white. It’s not every day that one comes across color + polkadots in the same garment, so this sheer layered top was a great find, and for $3.00 – there was no passing it up.

SPOTTY SALES.


dark denim :  $3.99 // heeled boots: $5.99
creamy cropped spotted top : $2.99 // long sleeved shrug : $1.99

 red rounds earrings : $2.49

Check out our  POLKA PARTY PIN BOARD on Pinterest.
And awhile back, actually did a DFI (Daily Fashion Inspiration) post on polka dots,
featuring a number of our lovely local bloggers.

Do you rock the dots? Why or why nots?

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ByKari

GLAMOROUS HEARTS.

SECONDHAND GLAM.

As a seasoned thrifty stylist, I can do an outfit for under $20 with my eyes closed. Jeans, a top, boots, accessories – manageable. But dressing up for a fancy event just inherently costs more, right? Not necessarily.

I was asked to be a part of the Hearts for the Arts charity event, and was determined to #1: have something new & glam to wear, and #2: still not spend more than $20.

When it was all said & done, I walked out of Thrift Town with
a whole new (secondhand) outfit for under $17.

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The faux fur had black satin ribbons on each end,
so I simply crossed it at the waist and tied the ribbons in the back.
The  layered vintage necklace was perfect for the retro look.
Add a dash of red lipstick, and I was ready to go!

This outfit total: $16.96
Perfect little black dress: $2.99
Faux fur: $3.99
Vintage necklace: $1.99
Gold/Creme heels: $7.99

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Where do you thrift? What’s the best piece you’ve found?
We asked our FB friends and a few of them said:

  • Debbie Milanova an emerald green Mandalay dress….
  • Adrienne Cheng Elizabeth and James black velvet mini dress with the tags still on in my size!

  • Emily Hunt It’s a simple T-shirt that says, “‘what a curious feeling,’ said Alice.”
    I purchased it at a tiny thrift shop in London.

  • Patricia Lopez Gonzalez Brand new red Dolce Vita flats. Originally cost $135 I paid $13 at Reinvent Clothing Boutique downtown Roseville.
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    Make sure to friend us on FB and join the conversation!
    XO the JJ Crew

ByKari

VINTAGE VERVE.

UNEXPECTEDLY ORCHID.

If you only buy what you set your mind to find,
you’re less likely end up with great pieces…
Like this vintage creme & orchid top.
Have goals but keep an open mind when thrifting.

Tucked away in the vintage section at Thrift Town, I got this top for $2.00.

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xo the JJ crew