Would You Like To Look For Buried Treasures?
I have talked about thrift shopping before, but this was literally like looking for buried treasure. I had the privilege of winning a thrifting experience from Houston Fashion Bloggers. I took my two daughters with me because they also love thrift shopping. This experience looked daunting at first glance with mounds and mounds of clothing donated from people around the city. ATRS Recycling were kind enough to prepare a huge pile of items they chose for us to look through; some of the items still had tags on them. Most of the clothing was women’s, but there were some men and children items as well. They also prepared for us a basket full of containers of jewelry and accessories. My girls and I took 2 hours taking on this huge endeavor, hoping something would catch our eyes.
I will say we were successful. We each found a couple of clothing items, as well as a few pieces of jewelry.
ATRS is moving into the retail thrifting area, but right now their focus is on sending materials around the world to populations in need of clothing. Thank you ATRS Recycling for the ultimate thrifting experience.
Basket full of jewelry to search through
My daughter Amber helped search for treasures from a huge rolling container.
You will run across many duds, as my daughter Bryttany discovered, but you must keep searching.
J Crew Discovery
Cotton eyelet peasant style top from J Crew
Cotton Argyle Vest
Argyle vest from Brooks Brothers
Beautiful printed blouse by designer Duro Olowu
Cute print dress
Leather trim detailed
The treasure hunt starts as containers and containers of jewelry.
Voila, unearthed these great finds!
Gold colored necklace, watch, imitation diamond bracelet
Photo taken after a successful thrifting experience.
Everyone was super nice, the best items were chosen for us to look through.
Found this jade bracelet, nice.
Spotted this beautiful black and gold necklace.
Found; Duro Olowu blouse
Blouse works well with jeans. Kate Spade purse, Stewart Weitzman shoes
This thrifted blouse works well with jeans and skirts; the print makes an outfit pop.
The back of the blouse has a different pattern
Found; Studio M dress
Knit jersey is very comfortable
The leather trim details make the dress.
This dress is perfect for work.
The necklace I ordered from E television; works well with thd dress to give it an edge.
Found: Burberry dress
Beautiful subtle colors, easy fitting knit.
Found: Cynthia Rowley dress
Black and white will always be classic.
Easy knit works well for any occasion.
Found: Express dress
This color grey is so cool feeling
It’s easy to accessorize this color with any pop of color. Necklace from Chloe Dao
Red is a beautiful accent color for this dress. Purse: vintage Dooney Bourke
This easy fitting dress has an elastic adjusting waist.
You can dress this down for work with a blazer.
Found: Anne Taylor Loft dress
This dress will be perfect on vacation resorts or cruising
This dress is a comfortable knit jersey.
Turquoise is an excellent accessory for this dress.
The colors on this dress are soft and beautiful. Sandals and bracelet from Express