THRIFT HAUL: Gearing Up for Fall

The weather is getting slightly cooler here in Atlanta, Georgia. We are finally getting a little bit closer to the Autumn chilly nights. After such a hot summer, we are yearning for some cool air, long sleeves, jeans and jackets. Honestly, the quest for the Perfect Jacket is on!

Check out some of what we found recently…

Several light weight leather jackets including this awesome Vintage Moto jacket, a rancher’s style suede and shearling lined herdsman jacket. This one has definitely a unique look.

Also, on trend this Fall in a very big way are blazers. We found two blazers that are nice examples that show the contrasting colored elbow patch on each sleeve. One jacket is corduroy and the other is wool. Very studious looking. These will look perfect with Skinny Jeans and our recently found Vintage Riding Boots.

The best long sleeve shirts are plaid flannel or cotton ones with pearlized snaps instead of buttons. They are made more in a Western or Ranch style that has stood the test of time and trends and are always in style every year. We like to wear these with tights, jeans and even over dresses in the fall.

Here we have a grouping of some Fall Finds. The vintage Levi’s in this photo are our favorite type to find. They are boot cut to an almost bell bottomed, wide legged look which we like to pair with tall wedge sandals. The Vintage boots, Courdoroy Jacket and pleated Maxi skirt are sure to become quick favorites.

Another fortunate find were these two pair of Navy/Sailor man’s jeans. Both pair seems to be from 1960-1970s, we love the wide leg and high waist fit. We can’t wait to wear them.

To mix things up a bit, we have a Native American looking woven poncho. This will look so amazing with leggings and vintage boots.

The best part of this thrift haul is that we found two instant Polaroid cameras. It is becoming increasingly rare to find these (especially in working order!).

THRIFT HAUL: Cutest Vintage Owl, Clothing & Boots!

I try not to call myself an owl collector, but sometimes they seem to fall from the sky and into my shopping cart.  Isn’t this the cutest one yet?    He is a vintage eyeglass holder.   Unbelievable!   I’d like to introduce my new favorite…  He is here to stay!

I was able to find a few pretty summer dresses too.  This black disco style is such a great LBD (little black dress) to have on hand for a special occasion.  I also love the black detail on the floral one. This keeps it from being to sweet looking.

Also found are these great pair of Vintage Men’s, Adams Boot Co. boots.   The color & wear of the leather is really gorgeous and I know just who to gift them to.  (You’re one lucky brother!)

Last but not least are these great short sleeve tops, Vintage leather belt and a great pair of vintage jeans….  you can just never go wrong with vintage bootcut jeans!!!

THRIFT HAUL: Cardigan Style

It may be Summer time in Atlanta and the heat is on… but, running in and out of the chilly air-conditioning can make even the hottest tamale need a little something on their shoulders.
Grocery stores and many other shops and businesses blast the Arctic AC all Summer long. This is a time when having a cardigan on hand is key. Plus, as you are thrifting, no one else seems to be scouring the sweater aisles. Come cool Fall weather, you won’t find a gem like this vintage Izod cardigan. Funny thing about RED is that it really goes with everything. Just think of it, sort of, as a neutral.

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VINTAGE: Tooled Leather Duffel Bag

I had to share this with you all to be sure that you are looking over the bags and purse section of your local thrift shops and flea markets.  Here is a vintage travel bag that was found at a local thrift shop.  This piece is a work of ART.  The size is huge and it is in perfect shape.   The bag is about 24″ long and a foot tall.  I would have to guess this was made in the 70′s, but has really held up remarkably.   There was no dirt or damage whatsoever ~ even wonder if it was ever used.  They just don’t make luggage like this anymore.