Monday, August 23, 2010

Thrifty Back to School Edition!

Let me say that I have the sweetest reader named Ann who emailed me to tell me of a little thrift store that she likes to go to. Not only did she give me the greatest find ever, she included directions and everything!! So we were going on a little "back to school on Monday" trip to Glenwood Springs Colorado, and my sweet, lovable husband said, "Sure, we can stop off there!" (What?!) Score!!!
She read of the ever-elusive Dale of Norway sweaters that I collect, but have been yet to find at my local G-Dub. Don't worry I haven't given up yet.

So, here we are leaving the world's best thrift store. Oh did I mention it is located halfway between Vail and Aspen? Yesssssss! OMG did I hit the mother load. Yes I say that every week.

Not Dale of Norway, but a vintage Meister ski sweater from the 1960's or 1970's I would say. Yeah! I live and ski (well no more following the accident) in Colorado, this is perfect! Weeeee! So that is what I got for myself. I also picked up a Lily Pulitzer blazer, and a Burberry long sleeved polo shirt with the Nova Check collar.
My husband found an Armani Suit but not in his size, dang!

A few Juicy items for my niece. (her favorite brand) is where it gets GOOOOD!

Um Wait....Does that say Rock and Republic?

Are they tiny like my niece?

Why yes they are!!!!!!! They were $25.00 but I couldn't pass them up!
My son did not appreciate the jumping for joy, he is 14 going on 44.

Nor does he appreciate my love for the Thrifty Shoppe.

But seriously who asked him?

Okay on to our regularly scheduled appointment with the Parker G-Dub. I have cognitive therapy right down the street. I work on my brain then I go reward myself with a little look-see.

Goodwill Juicy-ness..... hoody ($3.99)
Goodwill Juicy Capris ($3.99)

I shoved all of the Juicy Deliciousness into a box for my niece! I had to call and tell her about the jeans because I couldn't wait for her to see them!!!!!

That was a fun vacation. More Pix tomorrow!

southern hospitality


  1. OH My... I have been there. (& I live in Mi. :) Every year we went to Beaver Creek in the summer (husband's business trip) & we stumbled upon that place. There used to be a kayak shop next door.. which is how we found it. I would go every time we were there... got some great ski clothes there.
    Looks like you got some great things...

  2. I am enjoying your finds vicariously! I found a pair of Rock & Republic jeans a few months ago, too! Could hardly get out of the store with them before texting my sister-in-law to share the news.

  3. I recently ran across your blog (found it on a link from another site I follow) have inspired me to make a trip to our local Goodwill Store! After making our donations, we ventured inside- it was so pretty and BIG- we browsed but were unsuccessful, but I am happy to say we will be going back a lot more! Thank you for the inspiration to try something new!

  4. I don't think we have all of those brands over here, but it sure looks like you hit the mother load! Good score, you are making a lot of people happy with this, your niece especially.
    Have fun with your new clothes!

  5. You have the best luck with all the good brands! I need to look more carefully but I just don't see them here.

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog! and inviting me over. LOVE all your finds. I am drooling on my keyboard for REAL! Ok, so I'm a new follower. You had me at G-Dub.

  7. Holy Juicy Couture AND rock & Republic jeans?! I would DIE~~~~
    Lucky lucky niece~~

  8. You really did hit the mother lode!! I can't believe you found those name brands at a thrift store...score!! Your niece is one lucky girl.

  9. you hit the jackpot!!! I would be in HEAVEN!!!! Awesome finds!!!

  10. Great finds!!! Have a great weekend.
    Bonnie :)