We had our first hard frost today and it was quite chilly outside. Yesterday, anticipating that we would have a hard frost, I took a picture of a coleus that I planted this year. It ended up being absolutely gorgeous. I did not think it would end up so beautiful because it was beat leafless by a hail storm shortly after it was planted. In spite of the horrible heat it grew huge and the color was a brilliant red (more red than it appears here.)
The plaid tweed jacket I am wearing is one I purchased from ebay. I am not sure if ebay counts as thrifting since it is not really a thrift store, but then again, people sell preowned clothing like my jacket, so I guess it can be construed as thrift.
I went to the 1/2 of 1/2 store which is a lot like going to a thrift store since you have to do some looking to come up with a bargain. I purchased a red Ralph Lauren sweater from last year. One button was off, but I think I got a fairly good deal on it. You really have to go through things to find the bargains as some of the merchandise is damaged. I got a very pretty zig zag patterned sweater for 9.99. The loop holding the button was pulled loose, but otherwise it was in perfect condition. As is the case in thrift stores, the best bargains are in the smaller sizes.
|Jacket - Chico's via ebay|
Blouse - Chico's
Scarf - Chico's
Trouser Jeans - Dressbarn
Shoes - Helle Comfort
The jacket has tiny silver threads and is busy enough that I did not wear much jewelry. I had added leopard shoe laces to my boots, but forgot to take a picture of them. They really did not show up well as my jeans covered them.
What do you think, can ebay be counted as thrifting?