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Liz Claiborne

Thrifted Thursday: Christmas Haul, Part II

January 15, 2015

As you saw in last week’s edition of Thrifted Thursday, my bestie, Yvette, laced me up pretty nicely this past holiday with some awesome secondhand finds. Today, we continue with Part II of my Christmas haul, which is a sweater bonanza!

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You’re looking at 100% virgin cashmere here, folks! This Dalton sweater by Marshall Field & Company is everything! And don’t get me started on the gold buttons. *Swoon*

Baby it’s cold outside, so bundle up and warm up to more sweaters after the jump!

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Thrifted Thursday: Neutral Purses from Salvation Army and Retro Row, Long Beach

July 24, 2014

It’s not often that I go thrift shopping for others, but I had birthday gifts to acquire for two very important ladies in my life: my mom and my pal, Zita. Purses were something I knew these women needed and could appreciate. And man was it hard not copping some items for myself! Can you believe I stayed strong and made it out with nary a find for my own closet? Yay self-control!

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Momma needs a new bag! No, really, my mother needed a better purse — one with plenty of pockets and compartments to organize all the clutter of her previous handbag. This canvas-colored satchel ($9.99) is kinda briefcase-like, but I couldn’t resist snatching it up. Although I really contemplated keeping it for myself (it’s that fancy), I knew it would be in much better hands with my mom. Good looking out as always, Salvation Army.

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You know I really have to love someone to pass up on a perfectly good Liz Claiborne bag ($7). Love you, Mom! I found this muted little number tucked away in a pile of purses at the Assistance League Thrift Shop on Retro Row. This will come in handy when Mom is packing light, perhaps to a lunch meeting.

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Zita came to mind when I discovered this woven, tan clutch with gold detail ($2) at the AIDS Assistance Thrift Store, also on Fourth Street. I knew it would be a welcome addition, since weeks prior I let her borrow one of my clutches while out on the town. This spectacular steal is fitting for the current season (it exudes a certain tropical vibe) and can go with just about anything. Dress it up or down, go from day to night — run wild!

Grand total: $18.99