Tag Archive:thrifting





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


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

Pair brights & bolds with soft neutrals.


Cuffs + wedges = love.


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



 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.


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?





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.


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


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.

    Make sure to friend us on FB and join the conversation!
    XO the JJ Crew




Navajo print is popping up for spring in a bunch of our local shops ( see our Things I Love Thursday post by  Connor), and we wanted to get some. While out thrifting this past week, we spotted some of the coveted pattern, in a bit of a different color scheme than usual.

Keep an open mind when thrifting. We definitely didn’t walk in looking for a grey navajo print tunic, but we did have our eye out for the pattern. Be ready to be surprised and try something a bit new.

This pocketed tunic was at Thrift Town for $2.99. Add a lace cami for $0.99, skinnies for $7.99, gifted feather earrings and buckled flats for $4.99, we’d say we pulled this all together quite nicely.

Another one in the books for the Under $20 Club.

xo the JJ crew