I have been thrifting for what seems like a million years. Which means I’ve come across my fair share of clothing… some uglier than sin but made a good laugh and others the perfect addition to my wardrobe.
Even after all these years, there are still some pieces that stand out to me as some of my favorite items. Most, I still own and wear years later–unless they are too small, then they sit in a box in my closet until I can wear them again. No Shame.
Here is a list of the best pieces I have ever found:
A pair of Tilt Jeans- When I was in middle school, all of the girls were wearing a specific brand of jeans from PacSun called Tilt Jeans. I wanted a pair of these so freaking bad, but they were too expensive. One day I was thrifting at Goodwill with my grandma, and there they were. Brand new, with the tags, still attached and in my size. I was so happy I almost cried. I wore these jeans until they ripped in half. Literally.
A vintage Anthropology Dress- I found this dress when I was just bumming around the Goodwill near my house in high school. I thought it was absolutely gorgeous. It didn’t fit that well in high school, so I never wore it but it didn’t matter to me. It lived in my closet for a couple of years until I tried it on one day, and it fit like a glove. I felt gorgeous. To this day, I still have this dress, the first dress I ever felt gorgeous in.
All of the vintage jeans by Levi and Tommy Hilfiger- I went to a city-wide rummage sale in Jefferson with my grandma in high school and found all of the vintage Levi and Tommy Hilfiger jeans a girl could want. (This was when vintage high waist jeans were just barely coming back in style.) I grabbed all of the ones around my size and the women were so happy to “finally” get rid of their old jeans. I paid $2 for about 5 or 6 pairs of Levi and Tommy jeans. Yup. $2.
Even more vintage Levi Jeans- I was thrifting at Twice Is Nice one day and stumbled upon a lot of vintage Levi jeans. I was so excited because I, like most people, gained weight after high school. So I bought all of the pairs around my size.
A suede L.L.Bean Coat- I have spoken about this one before, but I found a like-new L.L.Bean coat at Twice Is Nice for under $12. I loved it, but I have no idea what happened to it.