"VENI VIDI VICI" (in thrift store language that's "I SAW IT, I BOUGHT IT, I'M WEARING IT LIKE A SUPERMODEL"

Are you guilty of buying something from a thrift store then getting it home and not knowing what to do with it? So you stick it in the back of your closet with all of those Christmas sweaters your grandmother made you… Go get out those thrift store finds and be prepared to be amazed with what kind of wardrobe you can create for yourself! Vintage inspired here we come!

Amberle Rogers, V.I.P. guest model, wearing an Urban Outfitters sweater, Jessica Simpson shoes, and THRIFT STORE FIND skirt.

Thrift stores, consignment shops, and vintage stores are great places to find unique things that you may not find anywhere else nowadays. If you’re a newbie to all of this, don’t worry! I will explain to you in a future blog how to go about purchasing the perfect second-hand outfit with just a little bit of cash! In the meantime…you are just going to have to trust me when I say they are great places to uncover newfangled treasures!

The skirt was found at the Salvation Army in Starkville, Mississippi. I chose this skirt because of its magnificent navy blue color, and its great vintage lines!

On my latest escapade (Come on baby let’s get away, let’s save your troubles for another day…Es-ca-pade, We’ll have a good time. Es-ca-pade, leave your worries behind, Es-ca-pade…that’s all the words I know to that Janet Jackson song…anyway…) to the Salvation Army I saw…this glorious sign…that read…BAG SALE: all you can fit, $7.00. At that exact moment, I honestly thought I was going to get “weak knees” and fall to the ground because I was so steeped with excitement. This girl knows how to pack stuff!

Amberle Rogers wearing her own jeans, Urban Outfitters shoes, Anthropologie shirt (from many years ago), and THRIFT STORE FIND cardigan.

love the colors and the patterns of this sweater.

These pictures were taken out and about in rural Mississippi. Some of my favorite places to take pictures are at old barns, decaying houses, and winding dirt roads. My dad being involved with photography inspired me to get a fancy smancy camera and try it out for myself! Now, I am voracious about the artistic stand point behind photography!

V.I.P. guest model wearing a Chicago Symphony sweatshirt discovered at the Salvation Army. The shorts are my own creation...made from old jeans and added patches cut out of fabric from the 70s.

Amberle (on left) wearing a Michigan sweatshirt found at the Salvation Army and her own jeans. Abby Hat...aka me... (on right) wearing a found sweatshirt from the same Salvation Army. In a future DIY blog, I will let you in on my secrets to creating "roughed up, rock 'n' roll" sweatshirts!

The following photos are some of my favorites from the Thrift Store Finds photoshoot with Amberle Rogers! I just had to share them with all of you because Amberle and I had such a great time taking all these pictures! Tune in next time for my blog about the Birmingham Fashion Week 2012 (BFW) that I will be attending Thursday, February 9! Can’t wait to share my experience with you all!

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5 thoughts on “Thrift Store Finds

  1. You and Am did a great job on the pics. Bout time someone besides myself love to go to thrift stores and get kewl things. Proud of the blog and what you are doing.

  2. Wow, Abby! I’m impressed. I love your photography and your style. You’re so in vogue. With this talent, I can see a bright future for you!

  3. Abby Hat says:

    Thank you guys so much! It means to much to me that everyone loves my blog and is supporting me with it! To stay updated on new blogs you can subscribe via email! :)

  4. The elephant sweater is my fav! Love it!

    1. Abby Hat says:

      Thank you! It is my favorite too!:)

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