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