Lisa Leonard Designs

what i’m wearing {thrift store score}

September 26th | what I'm wearing

Hello friends! It’s Wednesday and I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration. Last week I scored two dresses at the thrift store. Oh man, that kind of good luck makes me want to thrift more! Are you a thrifter too?

Each dress was only $4. Please and thank you!

Look one. This dress was definitely handmade by someone. It’s got great construction and it fit me perfectly {what are the chances?!} Because it’s courduroy and hits below the knee, I wanted to spice it up, so it didn’t look too conservative.

Above: Dress, thrifted, $4. Leopard print heels, Target. Printed top, Target {last year}. Yellow scarf, gift. Bracelet, our heartfelt collection. Find it here.

Look two. This dress was probably awesome in the 80′s. I can imagine someone wearing it with an acid washed jean jacket and cowboy boots. And she probably had big, feathered bangs, too. Heck it was probably mine in the 80′s! It’s slightly too big but that didn’t worry me. It’s flowy and easy and just as comfortable as wearing sweats. I’m sure it will be a favorite.

Above: Black, flowy dress, thrifted, $4. Crop denim jacket, Old Navy {gift from a friend}. Polka dot scarf, souvenir from England last summer. Turquoise wedges, Target. Bracelet, our heartfelt collection. Find it here.

Raise your hand if you love thrifting! Who’s with me?

20 Responses

  1. emily says:

    Love the heartfelt collection. Very pretty & definitely meaningful. I got the “my heart is full” cuff/bracelet. Only problem is the chain is so flimsy! Mine broke the first day I had it! :( A heavier chain may cost more, but it’d be worth it!

  2. Susan says:

    Beautiful. If the originial owners saw you they’d probably be regretting their choice to get rid of it/them. :-) You wear them well!

  3. LOVD says:

    That A-line dress is adorable!!! Hey, I’m making guacamole over at LOVD’s What I Made Wednesday. I know you Californians are masters at the yummy green dip.How do you make yours?

  4. Jenn says:

    WOW!!! What a find/steal!! I never find anything that awesome when i go still hoping for one day =). I am in love with that denim jacket love that you can wear scarves with it without the bulk of a collar.

  5. stephanie says:

    Lisa-you are precious! Seriously! I have GOT to get me a pair of leopard print shoes!

  6. Victoria says:

    I can’t believe you make this look so easy and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your ideas and story. I really enjoy reading about your journey and want you to know how I am in awe of your spirit. Hugs.

  7. connie says:

    Love second hand clothing, love the prices and on you, love the look…Thanks for sharing, you are lovely!! Blessings! ~C

  8. You always look so hip, even with $4 thrifted dresses! I love the idea of being able to go find things at a thrift store and turn them into awesome outfits, I just don’t even know where to start in our small town. I did stop at a vintage store in Nashville, TN last weekend and that made me all kinds of happy! :)

  9. Christy says:

    Super cute and perfect for fall

  10. Lisa says:

    Uber cute! You can always pull of those darling scarves.

  11. FringeGirl says:

    Love your dresses. You look so cute in them and I love the way you styled each of them. Nice finds.

    ~FringeGirl
    thedomesticfringe.com

  12. Lise says:

    That first dress is fabulous, and I love how you styled it! I love thrift shopping, but rarely find a good dress (and never for $4!)

  13. Lise says:

    p.s. I stood in front of my mirror this morning with a great big scarf clumped unattractively around my neck, and finally gave up. How DO you tie your scarves? You make it look so easy…

  14. karen says:

    You look gawjust!
    Can you show us how you folded your scarf please. mine never has as much “puffiness”
    Thanks & lots of happiness all the way from Cape Town, South Africa

  15. Absolutely loving your blog…greetings from N. Ireland! My twin sister directed me to it …we’re both big charity shop fans!! Lots of bargins :)

    Moyra

  16. Katie says:

    love thrifting – without it, i’d have an empty closet! haha

    adorable dresses, you always know how to pair pieces nicely.

  17. Krista says:

    Love these beautiful saturated colors, they look so lovely on you. Hooray for thrift store finds, lucky you those are two major scores :)

  18. Rachel says:

    Wow! Why don’t I ever find awesome dresses at thrift stores that both look good and fit! That’s a rare combo!

  19. Love both of these outfits! Love thrifting too! And you look as beautiful as always Lisa. :)

  20. erica says:

    yes! i am a die hard thrifter. you scored some AMAZING finds! wearing something that was thrifted just makes me happy too. it’s a win win! <3
    your style radiates YOU. your beautiful, bright, bold heart! love it. xoxo

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