Family Thrift is more than just a local thrift store…it is my hub of addiction. Once entering I can easily spend 2+ hours rummaging through the racks because you never know what you’ll find down the next aisle or under the racks (people tend to hid items they plan to come back for, I’m on to them!). Prom season is approaching and Family Thrift is ready! I reminisced my high dancers while I flipped through all the coral, sequins, lace, princess, blue, two toned options. If only they had turn-about dances for adults! (the girl asks the boy to the dance)
I found this interesting item while flipping through red shirts. Family thrift is color coordinated which helps me shop.
I came across another Evan-Picone dress. I’m not sure why but I am drawn to this label lately. I’m not sure if this dress is totally my style and it has shoulder pads that I can do without. But I jut had to have it.
I went to the Dr. For another check up. Another week in my metal boot and next comes gym shoes! I might jump the gun on the shoes… I’d like to go out without the boot this weekend. Afterwards j had lunch at a very very old stomping ground of my child hood. We would go to Seven Dwarfs diner for birthdays. The whole place is covered with paintings, murals, figurines, and mirrors all featuring characters from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Yes, as I child I adored this place and going in there after a 17 years hiatus made me see the restaurant a little differently…
More detailed shots of the Dina TTT Dress , Dina Swirl RII, and I included a Vintage Treasure I found Monday at Clothes Mentor.
Dina Swirl RII
I guess Clothes Mentor is like a sophisticated Plato’s Closet and owned by the same company – at least that’s what my mom told me. I was never a big fan of Plato’s Closet, but I definitely dug Clothes Mentor. A wide rang of sizes including shoes! I have a tough time finding second-hand shoes because I wear a 9-91/2. I guess girls with bigger feet rarely get rid of their shoes…? A lot of items were even on clearance 50-70%.
The dress I found was $20 but 75% off and unlike anything in my closet at this moment. The tag says Evan-Picone and my mom and the cashier had heard of the brand and said it was a great price. I did a little research and this brand isn’t so easy to find anymore. Apparently, at one time it was bought by a bigger house for 12 million! It now falls under The Jones Group umbrella with all AK – Ann Klein, Bandolino, Easy Spirit, Jones New York, l.e.i., Nine West, and more. I searched for dresses on designerapparel.com and found items ranging from $60-100. I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for more Evan Picone when thrift shopping from now and pay more attention to the brands I’m grabbing and do a little research.
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I picked up my vintage Coach purse from the shoe/leather repairman. It’s great that business like that are still around. It seems these days, most people are very quick to part with something because of a slight imperfection that could easily be fixed. A zipper, a hem, a button, a scuff, are all fixable.
I found the Coach purse at a Salvation Army for about $4-5. The strap was a little worn but I had hope. It’s a cute small black purse with a long strap and the classic gold twist closure. This was a “signature” look for Coach and the brand relied on being quality leather and lasting a long time. This was all before Coach jumped on the band wagon of branding it’s initial(s) into everything. Simpler times.
Weeks before I spotted a brown Coach purse just like it but in brown and in better condition. The Family Thrift was having another glorious half off day so this baby was $9, again, it was in much better condition than the SA one.
I’ll post some happy photos of these long lost Coach buddies soon.