Wednesday, January 4, 2012

a thrifting adventure


Last weekend I tagged along with Jen on a thrifting adventure in El Sobrante, a town better known for Hell's Angels drama than for its charm. But it is home to a few excellent thrift stores! We hit up Thrift Town and Goodwill, both of us finding a few treasures to take home (mine included a navy and red pleated wool skirt, a gorgeous lace slip, some funny gift bags, and a pretty little floral mini dress). I've had quite a few ladies ask me recently about my favorite vintage and thrift stores in San Francisco, so I'm hoping to do a post or two specifically about that soon.














cardigan  vintage
dress  thrifted
purse  vintage from omnia wears
knee socks  c/o tabbisocks
shoes  vintage ferrragamo

21 comments:

curious constellation said...

This looks like the perfect lady date! I really need to do some thrifting of my own now.

Chandra said...

I love the Goodwill! But sadly, I have to make myself stay away from because my pocket book does not love it as much as I do.

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thebeatniq said...

Looks like you guys had fun! Happy Thrifting!

Zane said...

you look wonderful, love the fun photos as well

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

how fun i wanna come :)


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Sarah Dee said...

You're goodwill is so much more retro than mine! Jealous!

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Jenny said...

I just found the mothership of thrift stores in Vallejo yesterday. We need to go ASAP. <3 Such a fun day!

Phara said...

That thrift store looks brilliant!
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june said...

Omg, I cant't believe there are such big stores of vintage around the world. We need these things also here in Italy!!
Ciao!

Jo said...

Hooray - I actually get so excited when I see bloggers meeting up! <3 This looks like an incredible op shop! Even from the outside it looks amazing!


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Carmen said...

I love your facial expressions in these photos! Cute socks too.

Carmen Ri.

LUU H. said...

I love when people do thrift posts, i just get really jealous and amazed! ohh, you lucky girl!

kiss me quick said...

I love checking out your blog ^^ your hair is so pretty and the photos are delightful!

how cute is that dress? ^^

xxx

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Dom said...

Your thrift store looks cute and organized! The perfect date to do with anybody. I wish my boyfriend was into thrifting. Boo. :[ Cute and silly photos as always!

Teddi said...

i hope you bought the antique lace blouse with flowers! :) very pretty brown vintage purse, ashley.

Meesh said...

So jealous of the clothing options in your thrift stores! Here, all you'll find is mainly old sweaters and stretch pants. (Not even worth sewing into something else!)

fingers. chopsticks and bobbins said...

what thrift town is that? i've only been to the one on mission. there are so many great thrift stores in the city but i think my favorite's are the goodwill in san rafael & then lytton springs salvation army in healdsburg. i never leave there empty handed!

The Aquarians said...

I can imagine a town known for its Hells Angels would have a pretty killer collection of thrift.

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Excellent thrift tour, I've always wanted to do a similar post but feel funny about pulling out my huge camera in the middle of a thrift store. The picture of you in the clothing rack is classic and you somehow make florescent light look flattering!

Purrfect Kat said...

you guys ARE SOOOOOOO LUCKY to have what you have in the USA!!! Loads, tons of thrift stores to choose from, with items put in the right place, washed, cared about.... It's my dream place!!! When I was in Flagstaff, AZ last June I spent an entire afternoon in one!!!!!
Here in France, the charity shops are more like a big pile of dirty semlly clothes. You gotta to spend ages looking for them and after them as well!
As always, you're so pretty.... Love your blog!!
come visit mine any time!
http://purrfectkat.blogspot.com/

dusanabotswana said...

aww so fun to see a peak of "behind the scenes" of your thrifting adventures! Looks like fun, you both look adorable : )
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