Versatile Style by Tracey

My Lucky Finds

Posted on: May 30, 2013

I had fun on my first thrifitng trip with my daughter and spent way too much money.  I have done a really great job of getting what I need to fit my new body and new found style (last time this year I was over 30lbs heavier…) So other than my wish to find a green utility vest, I am going to give up shopping for June. 

Now on to the Reveal of this week’s finds which are all from Goodwill:


This is a  Navy , Jones New York sweater that I fully intend to wear with a tank top and white skinny’s to a night concert at the oceanfront and I’m sure in several other ways..


Love the soft colors here with the Navy background on this unlined Linen jacket by Emma James (Liz Claiborne)  I have a skirt that purple shade which comes to mind right away as a styling option..


When you are a thrifter you buy clothes out of season if it something on your wish list and you find a good one. I am embracing vests for the first time in my life and loved how casual this one is, something I don’t currently have. This one is by UO and has an inner snap section and outer zipper, so can be worn closed all the way or un zipped to reveal the snaps and you’ve just gotta love a hood with pattern fabric!


I joked when I found this blouse that it was the closest you’ll ever get me to Camo….It is by Charter Club, very lightweight and almost sheer so perfect for warmer temps or airconditioning.  I recently bought an olive skirt and also have a tan one that will look excellent with this.


I admired so many clothes this fall in retail stores with zippers,but didn’t invest in any as I was really working from scratch to dress my new body size and didn’t think the cost would justify it when I didn’t know how long the trend would last.  So at just a few dollars, I snatched this one up.  It is by Cache and I love this color!


I love these boucle jackets and even more so when they have a zippered closure and better still when they are a petite size.  Add in the purple color and there was no way I could resist this one…


This is a really cute H & M skirt in orange and I was so happy that it fit. I can wear pretty much any size 6 and some 4’s so held my breath when trying this one on!  Going to have soooo much fun styling this one!!!!


Loved this lighter colored suede vest and the cropped length.  Going to try this with a tank top or dress for this season and see if it isn’t too hot….


Love this vest and so happy to add it to my collection!  Khaki and tan is a favorite color combo of mine!



This one calls to my boho side and I love everything about this , the design, the scalloped hemline, the v-neckline, the 3/4 sleeved ending in scallops and of course the brown color. I’m literally giddy with delight over this one and will treat this one with tender care.  These crotchet sweaters can be so expensive and this truly is MY LUCKY FIND!

Dear Readers, I know how lucky I am to live near such great thrifting and that not everyone has that in their backyard.  Not all stores are created equal, so just wondered if over the summer if you are planning a vacation if perhaps it wouldn’t be worth your time to check out thrift stores out of your area if you aren’t happy with ones near you.  Any favorites of my finds for the weeks, and please you don’t have to agree with my favorite.  I usually don’t say which one I covet so as not to sway results from you….I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to what I come up with for you next week.  Should be a great June playing in my closet and no buying!  








9 Responses to "My Lucky Finds"

Hi Tracey, I love your lucky find posts! I look forward to seeing them every week, and you always find some really great things. I have been focusing on skirts and dresses lately while thrifting, and have found some great skirts. I also bought 14 tops at a $1 sale Saturday! My goodwill charges $4.27 for tops, so finding that great sale at a different thrift store was a real treat, and I went a little crazy! I am gearing up to go back to work soon after 1 1/2 yrs of not being able to following injuring my back. I really need business casual attire, and that sale really helped. I’m glad to hear your daughter goes with you. I’m sure she makes it even more fun. I also want to mention how fabulous you look in this week’s photos. I especially loved the last 2 outfits. Keep up the good work! Karen

Yes, that $1 sale would have sent me into a buying frenzy for sure. What perfect timing and great that you are pre-planning a wardrobe. When you are starting from scratch like needed a work wardrobe thrifitng can’t be beat. Skirts and dresses to me are so much fun and I would even wear more if I was a working gal! My advice to you is to remember those third completer pieces, like jackets and cardigans for added interest and if you get the right cuts on jackets they can add curves in the right places. Also look for individual pieces that can be worn with three other combinations of things you already have. Good Luck with heading back to work, are you nervous and what kindof work are you looking for?

Thanks for the tips. Yes, I am very nervous. I’m an RN but can no longer work a regular 12 hour shift on my feet, so I am trying to get into nursing case management. I’m excited about getting back into the working world, but I have truly enjoyed this time with my daughter. Well, after the worst of my pain was gone. She will be a senior in just a few days and will no longer need a chauffeur. I will miss being home for her every day after school, but we need another income to finish preparing for college, and I hope to find a part time position so I will still be there some of the time.

Good luck and who wants wants to stand on their feet for 12 hours a day…. My son will be a senior this fall as well. He has been driving himself to school all this year . He has a fall b’day and will be 18 in Nov. We are looking at colleges and I am trying to get him to stay closer to home than my daughter did…He is looking at a few that are within 2 hours of us. We have to visit one more very soon. That senior year is going to fly by!

Great finds. The orange skirt will make you look of-the-moment. And you’ll find vests are very versatile. (Three v’s in one sentence!)

Thank you andyes I was happy to find that skirt and color for that very reason. Funny about the three v’s.

You found some nice things!

My favourite of these is the suede vest – I think that will be great fun to style! A vest is something I’d like to acquire one day 🙂

I am embracing vests for the first time this year and now that I’ve started I can’t seem to stop….

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