Thrifted Thursday: Blouses and Books from Treasure Hunt, Long Beach

May 16, 2013


Treasure Hunt in Long Beach never disappoints. Whether it’s a nice retro dress or a piece of reasonably priced furniture, I can never leave empty-handed. My last shopping trip was no exception. This blue secretary blouse with the ascot neck tie (originally $5 but $3.75 with the 25-percent discount) made my day.


This black and white number may look familiar. Yes, I rocked this one in a recent “Outfit of the Day.” The triple-layered collar? Amazing! This was the same deal: originally $5 but $3.75 with the 25-percent discount.


I’m a sucker for a nice hard-bound book, and I was lucky enough to come across some classics — For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe — as well as some cool coffee table books about the great cities of San Francisco and New York. And there was an L.A. Times book about the 1984 Olympic Games (shout out to all the ’80s babies!).


All books were 50 percent off that day, so they were only $1 each.


I plan to do some sort of DIY/interior design project with these books. When it’s done you will be the first to know!



And last but not least, I found this darling framed Bible verse ($2.50). I hung it right by my staircase as a reminder that God is with me in my coming and going. Love that guy!

Grand total: $16.35


  • Reply betty davis May 17, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Love the black and white blouse

    • Reply ashley ♥ adores May 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Thanks for checking it out! I like that it’s so different than blouses I normally come across at stores. That’s the beauty of thrift shopping!

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