New series: Thrift Finds

2 Dec

Inspired by the This week I thrifted series on my edit, and my thrifting and blogging friend Melanie, I’m starting an occasional feature here called Thrift Finds. I am an avid thrift store shopper. When I worked in Lincoln, my friend Cara and I started “thrift lunching” once a week — we’d chow down some food at our desks and meet each other at our favorite thrift spot and power shop for an hour. We have some amazing finds from those trips (and we also became good friends over racks of other people’s discarded sweaters and bags.)

Now that I’m back to working in Omaha, I’ve been searching out new thrift haunts closer to home. Today, I organized a little “thrift lunch” with some other women from my office. It turns out I work with a few avid thrifters here at the World-Herald. We hit two of my favorite downtown spots today, and before we headed back, I swung into Second Chance in the Old Market, a long-time favorite. I’d seen FashFlood post something on Twitter about how they had a load of zodiac themed charm bracelets and I wanted to see if my sign was hanging out with the group. Turns out, she was. $12 later, she’s on my wrist. (For those who might be curious: I’m a Capricorn. And yes, there are other signs and styles left.)

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5 Responses to “New series: Thrift Finds”

  1. Melanie December 2, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    omg i love that you are blogging your thrift finds. I need to get back to mine, huh? inspired by you, i will! also – adorable charm. thanks so much for sharing and happy thrifting!

  2. Fash Flood December 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    YES!

  3. Courtney December 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    That is amazing !

  4. Cara Pesek December 5, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    This reminds me of the unicorn charm bracelet I found on solo thrift lunch to the Arc!

  5. twicethecharm February 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    I’m also a thrift luncher and I started my blog a couple of weeks ago. I have found some great pieces. Check it out: twicethecharm.wordpress.com

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