Well I can’t promise timeliness, but I did aim to share my monthly thrift hauls in 2018 so here comes my January report… with a qualifier.  If you follow along on Instagram, you know that my sister just visited and we engaged in a 10-day Houston thrifting spree.  I plan to share all the shenanigans (which include her buying a Texas house) over the next few posts since it’s just so epic it will take more than one.  SO my January thrift haul is what I thrifted before she arrived.  It is what it is, no judgment please!

Black new-condition Eddie Bauer tee, $4.19 and my new favourite pants, Pilcro denim joggers from Thred Up for $21.25.
Bobeau cardi $4.19. Soooo soft, this brand is on my radar now.
Icebreaker Merino wool grey striped tee $20 which might seem like a lot until you realize that Icebreaker is very high quality, perfect for hot or cold weather, and tees cost $50 – and that’s on their best sale.
$3 Liz Clairborne mustard striped tee. I needed it because stripes and mustard.
$6 jeggings that have been my best friend lately (the rest is part of thriftapalooza so pretend you don’t see it)
Red cardi $7.80 from swap.com. I liked the little details like the ribbing and buttons on the cuffs!
Silk-cotton blend aqua cardi for $10 from swap.com.
NWT top $12 from swap.com. Now this one has a bit of an odd fit and is shinier than I realized (the drawbacks of online thrifting) but I have a way to style it in mind – stay tuned!  It has a bit of a 80s/90s retro vibe which, if JT’s Superbowl performance is any indication, will be making a comeback.
NWT black boyfriend cardi $10 from Poshmark.
Babaton joggers $16.15 from Thred Up
Anthro brand We Love Vera silk dress with pockets $7 from Poshmark…
Corey Lynn Calter cotton dress with pockets $20 from Poshmark. This is also an Anthro brand and both are a wee bit tighter than I expected! (are we sensing a theme? Not being able to try on clothes has its drawbacks) I love them both so much! I’m hoping they’ll fit by the time summer rolls around in 2 weeks. 😉
Pilcro chino skirt $10 from Poshmark.
And last but by no means least is this NWT Pilcro mustard skirt for $35. I know it was pricey but Pilcro is an Anthro brand and would run at least $100 retail, likely more. I’ve become smitten with Pilcro – I like the casual vibe and forgiving fit. The pieces are the perfect foundation for a great outfit!

So the grand monthly summary is…

  • Black Eddie Bauer tee $4.19 
  • Bobeau cardi $4.19
  • Icebreaker tee $20 
  • Mustard striped tee $3 
  • Black boyfriend cardi nwt $10
  • Aqua cardi $10
  • Red cardi $7.80
  • Striped top $12 
  • Jeggings $6 
  • Babaton joggers $16.15 
  • Pilcro denim joggers $21.25
  • Pilcro mustard skirt nwt $35 
  • Pilcro red skirt $10 
  • Corey Lynn Calter dress $20
  • We love Vera silk dress $7 
  • TOTAL: (I’m only tallying this because I love y’all) $186.58

I always like to calculate the average cost per piece which at $12.44 is quite a bit higher than my usual but so worth it when you consider that the retail value would be close to $1000.  I edited quite a few pieces from my closet this month too – just things that I’m ready to let go of now that I have some updated options in my wardrobe, pieces that I liked but didn’t LOVE.  Of everything I got, I really only have one regret (so far) and even that is mitigated by the fact that swap.com offered me a $30 credit to shop and post an outfit which will be coming soon on Insta!  Thanks swap.com!!

How about YOU – what did you thrift in January?  What were your hits and misses?  The victory is all the more sweet once shared!

4 Comments

  1. Great finds! You look great in both pairs of joggers!! I’m thrifting along with you; today I went to the Salvation Army in my town, where I got a pair of Guess jeans (should’ve tried ’em on) and a pair of Kensie ankle jeans that fit so well, I don’t even mind the weird fit of the Guess pair. Feeling good!

    • AWESOME! I love hearing about other people’s finds! And that I’m not the only one having a case of the “shoulda tried on”! haha Thanks for the comment!

  2. I needed boots for the Ohio snow. I thrifted Clarks brown leather ankle boots for $15 and Clarks red ankle boots for $18. Both pairs were new with tags. The price is higher than I usually like to pay at thrift stores but they’re Clarks, what can I say. I have worn both pairs, since winter is still going on here, and they are super comfy. I’m pleased with my thrifty purchases.

    • Well done!! I have done the same thing – paid “high” prices (for the thrift store) for pieces that I know I will wear frequently, like boots, coats, bags and jeans. When you consider the cost per wear, it’s definitely worth it. Plus, RED BOOTS!!! xoxoxo And Clarks is a brand that will last. Excellent thrifting! Thanks for sharing!

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