I've already started figuring out how I can do a repeat of this for my birthday, because...
Friends + Thrifting = BEST DAY EVER
This group was a mix of old friends, new friends, college roommates, volleyball teammates, co-workers, CLE Flea friends, and cousins. And WOW did it fill my heart to have all these amazing girls in one place mingling, laughing, and thrift shopping!
The night started at Compadres Mexican Grill in Northfield... where medium margaritas require two hands when drinking.
Dina and I talked their ears off sharing all we know and love about the art of Thrift Shopping. One tip everyone loved is to create a shared Pinterest board with a friend where you can each pin items on your thrift lists so you have a scond set of eyes at the thrift stores. Dina and I do this which has resulted in me finding this $3 faux shearling vest for her, and her finding this gumball machine for me.
After dinner we headed across the parking lot to Goodwill Northfield and got after it!
Lisa found these AMAZING skirts plus a vintage Coach leather crossbody bag for $18.75!!
Lisa also found a Coach black leather cross-body bag which was quickly snatched up by Laura (her sister), who protectively wore it around the store until she was ready to check out!
Nice move, Laur! Keep your sisters close and your Coach bags closer.
Lisa and Laura's sister Stacey (RSVP Paper Co) did not walk away with a Coach purse, but she did find this pink tutu for her daughter!
Diane (Yellow Door Goods), really got down to business! She's a seasoned thrifter so it was no surprise that she found three great blazers, a skirt, and an embellishd tank top. And totally unrelated, but she sent me this text message last week and I might have screamed when I read it. Yes. I definitely screamed.
Here's Beth and her needlepoint artwork. I'm loving the corals and pinks next to her hunter green blouse. Color combo crush!
One of my favorite finds from the night was this camel and black striped maxi dress that Tyra got. I love this cut of dress with spaghetti straps, scoop neck, and a waistline that can be worn high up causing the top to be a little drapey and loose.
You got a good one, Tyra!
And here is more, more, more stuff found by Chelsea, Kim, Carey, Erica, Kaitlin and Diane. Kim's son was going as Curious George for Halloween so it was only appropriate that she buy this hat for her husband to be the Man in the Yellow Hat. And hopefully Erica's uncle doesn't read this blog because that fish frame is coming his way for Christmas!!
And can you believe this... Laura bought a corkboard and she (and her daughter) already FINISHED covering it in fabric with nailhead trim. That would have easily sat in my basement for months!
ALL of this stuff was found in only 45 minutes of time! Can you imagine if we had even more time??
We could have found at least one more Coach purse.