What I Got at the Housing Works BUY THE BAG – Dec 17th

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 I’ve become quite the regular at the Housing Works BUY THE BAG Warehouse Sale.  I partook in yet another trip on December 17th, and even had a couple more friends join me on the journey.  Thrifting is a lot more fun when you can share it :)

This black sweater with the cutout sleeves was one I immediately fell in love with….I’ve never owned anything like it.  It didn’t come with a label, so unfortunately I don’t know who the designer is, but it’s super trendy…and anything with a high collar is a keeper in my book. The tobacco colored Zara corduroy blazer I thought would look great paired with my riding boots.

I was able to get a couple basics of from the Theory brand; like these shorts and khakis, and this cute little zig-zag line skirt with pockets are my homage to Missoni since I didn’t take part in the Target mayhem.  These bootcut jeans turned out to be a miss due to the fact I had to turn the thighs into scrapnal to get them on….and the tiered skirt I’m confident will look great when the weather dictates it.

I hadn’t invested in bubble vests much before, but when you’re getting things for .89 cents/piece, you’re able to experiment in ways you wouldn’t normally.  The fuchsia and ruffled tops were things I just threw in the bag for good measure, and the Brooks Brothers pinstripe button down will look fab with the sleeves rolled up and jeans, or just a pencil skirt.

While I don’t think my Marc Jacobs bag is authentic (but I’m not complaining, because I still got my authentic Louis Vuitton from an earlier trip), it’s a dead ringer for the original and has become my everyday bag. The pillow cover I grabbed because I occassionally do room makeovers on a budget for friends, so I couldn’t pass it up.

Another day…another bag of fashion.  I keep this up…at this rate there are going to be clothes up to the rafters in my little studio :) but…then, there are worse problems to have.

Upcoming BUY THE BAG sales this year:
Saturday, January 14th
Saturday, January 21st
Saturday, January 28th
Saturday, February 11th
Saturday, February 18th
Saturday, February 25th

Housing Works Warehouse
4849 35th St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Power Hour: 10a-11a
Regular Hours: 11a-2p

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