I’m still smiling from my birthday thrift crawl! And great finds like these will ensure that I’ll be grinning for a long while. Up first is my favorite find of the day: this darling, one-of-a-kind framed, hand embroidered art piece ($6.29). It basically fell into my lap while perusing the art section at Savers. It was strewn on some shelf next to some generic frames and whispered sweet nothings to me. I’m glad I snatched up this rare gem — much to the disdain of my pal, Lauren.
See my other purchases from the day after the jump!
Look at all the intricate details! It’s such a great use of texture and color, too.
Shout out to Lee Ellis, who in 1989 (it was a good year!), completed this wonderful tapestry. Wherever you are, Lee, know that you’re a national treasure for crafting this masterpiece.
Also copped from Savers are these ostentatious blueish-purple slingback cowgirl boots by Dingo ($7.19). I mean, how could one pass on these hot commodities?
Again, I’m all about details. Check out the gold buckles, which remind me of all the ’90s fashion trends: chokers, bodysuits, velvet blouses, etc.
I didn’t buy anything from Alpine Attic, the second stop on the crawl, but I did make out nicely at my tied and true go-to: Palos Verdes Resale. This 100-percent polyester Heritage Road blouse ($1.50) was originally $3 but was half off. It totally reminds me of the poor man’s Versace print with all the gold chains. It’s a little big, but I plan to wear it oversized with some black skinny jeans.
It was so my lucky day because these fuschia slingback flats by Partners Mervyns ($6) were also 50 percent off! I’ll be rocking these with my denim skirt.
Lastly, I couldn’t pass up this vintage 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics holographic button ($3). From one vantage point, you can see Sam the Olympic Eagle riding a horse. Bless his heart — he even has a tiny jockey hat on.
And from the other viewpoint, a Star in Motion decal. Either way you look at it, it’s a keeper, and proof that the ’80s were just the best.
Grand total: $23.98
All in all, a fantastic time thrifting. To read Part One of my Birthday Thrift Crawl, click here.