Salvation Army Haul

Posted On Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

I’m really enjoying my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge {a full year where I don’t purchase any new clothing} but one draw back is I never know what the inventory at a thrift store is going to be like. I’ve been on the hunt for chunky sweaters for the past month but always left empty handed…until last Wednesday.

I hit up my favorite Salvation Army in NYC {46th St. between 10th and 11th} and walked away with a few sweaters that are perfect for the colder weather. Wednesdays are Family Day where all clothing and shoes are 50 percent off.

{i can’t wait to layer this over a pair of leggings and boots. $3.50}

{this DKNY men’s sweater would go great with a pair of skinny jeans. $3}

Click more to see my other finds, including a $10 Nine West coat and sparkly pumps.

{i love finding thrifting treasures like this brocade jacket. $3}

{this pink coat with ruffled trim had my name written all over it, $10}

{close up}

{Carlos Santana pumps, $4.50}

{cute t-shirts, 50¢ each}

I always tell people to remain patient if they’re looking for something in particular at a thrift store. You may not find it on your first, second or third visit, but you may just hit the jackpot eventually. I’m in the market for a cape and/or some killer boots, so we’ll see what happens!

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  • Kim Porter

    Love teh brocade jacket. Great finds. You must have a ton of patience.

    • Fly on a Dime

      Thanks Kim. Yeah, I’ve been thrifting for a while now so my patience is pretty in tact.

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  • Niki Cheapskate

    loving that chunky sweater! you found some great stuff.

    • Fly on a Dime

      Thanks! This sweater is perfect for a chilly office.

  • Jen

    I love the chunky sweater! AND it’s belted? Hello! lol great find I’m thinking about trying this challenge. But a whole yr is a long time. You’re doing great!

    • Fly on a Dime

      Thanks! Yes, a year is a looong time, but even if you try the challenge for a month or 2, it’s still an accomplishment!

  • Amber J. Adams

    Love these! I especially love the cute t-shirts and the pumps. And of course I saw you rocking the sweater today!

  • Dana

    You’re a pro! I love brocade as well… I need to make a trip to the thrift store myself and find some grandpa sweaters. :o )

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  • Mandi

    Wow the Thrifty Threads challenge is an amazing idea! I might try it when I’m feeling a big braver haha, I’ll defs let you know if I do :)

    • Looking Fly on a Dime

      Haha, you can do it, I know you can! A year is a pretty long commitment but even trying it for a month or 2 can save a ton of cash.