Friday Favorites: My Favorite Vintage Finds

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Happy Friday guys! This week has been all about thrift shopping, vintage treasures and how you can take something old and make it into something special and ‘new.’ 

On Tuesday, I teamed up with my favorite blogger bestie, Madisen from Madisen on Madison for a thrifting challenge, where we both thrifted a complete outfit for under $100 at Buffalo Exchange. Yesterday, I dove into my vintage story and talked about why thrifting and vintage has always been a huge part of my life, and  why I love celebrating National Thrift Day. That brings us to today, for our Friday Favorite’s segment on my favorite thrifted pieces! Each thrifted piece in my closet has a little story behind them, so you can see that below and then click through on the title to visit the original post. I hope you enjoy learning about my favorite vintage pieces! xo

My Ode to Prescott, Arizonasimplyaudreekate-samkelly_dsc5787-1.jpg

I picked up this fur trimmed suede a couple years ago at my favorite thrift shop in my hometown. It was in perfect condition and I got it for $2! One of my newest favorite thrifted finds was this ‘Prescott’ tee – it’s my hometown and was perfectly distressed and worn in. The shirt was originally from my local rodeo, which I also found at my favorite store, but I love having a little piece of home with me wherever I go!

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There are four main things that I always look for while thrifting – coats, graphic tees, dresses and blazers. Vintage blazers from the 80’s and 90’s have impeccable construction and fit, and the styles are so trendy now. When I started collecting them, the shoulder pads were dated and I looked like a walking billboard for thrift stores, but now big retailers are copying the styles I already own. This plaid blazer has shoulder pads (they’re back in style ya’ll!), a velvet collar and acrest on the pocket. It’s the perfect piece for fall.

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Ok, I’m going to say this about probably every piece in this post, but it’s one of my favorites! I got this jacket from my friend’s store – The Fashion Foundation and it’s my go-to jacket during the winter. I was always a little cautious about my fashion choices, especially my thrifted pieces in Arizona, but once I moved to NYC, I said screw it and embraced the crazy. This coat is basically a neutral in my winter wardrobe and I love that it’s oversized because it’s that. much. better.

A Little Fur and a Little Rock n’ Rollsimplyaudreekate-samkelly01082017-76.jpg

I was just about to move to New York when I adventured to Goodwill and found this black fur coat. It was in perfect condition and about $8. SCORE!

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I found this vintage Liz Claiborne denim dress at my go-to spot for 50 cents. It was a little dated at the time, but I fell in love how retro it was. Fast-forward to 2017 and I’m seeing these everywhere! Fashion really does rotate in circles!

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This skirt was one of the first vintage pieces I collected! I quickly realized that clothes from the 80’s/90’s fit my body really well because it wasn’t mass produced cheap fast-fashion stuff and the cuts complimented my curves. I instantly started gravitating towards vintage midi and pencil skirts, and have now collected a few drawers worth. They’re a great feminine touch to my wardrobe.

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This floral blouse will forever be one of my favorites. It’s a silk boxy blouse that I picked up for a quarter and the first piece I styled for SAK. It has remained in mint condition and a classic piece that I can dress up or down. I also love these blue trousers and midi skirt that I also thrifted over 5 years ago for about 50 cents each.

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I found this vintage Wrangler men’s jacket at L-Train vintage, one of my favorite stores in NYC and got it for around $20. It was the most I have spent on a thrifted piece (major difference of AZ vs. NYC prices) but it was a great investment. It was distressed but still in great condition and I wear it at least a few times a month.

The Vintage Floral Culottessimplyaudreekate-samkelly_dsc7200-11.jpg

One of my bolder pieces I’ve thrifted are these floral culottes. When I first picked them up, I thought I would cut them into shorts but I’m so glad I didn’t. I love that they’re oversized and so feminine and on-trend at the same time.

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This camo jacket is another L-Train find and it was about $8. If you’re looking for a classic army jacket, go to a military surplus store or check out your local thrift store. I liked that this one didn’t have any patches, and I’ve been able to style this jacket so many different ways the past year.

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This is a never-been-worn vintage London Fog blush pink trench that I got at my hometown store for $2. It was a major score and a complete fraction to the cost of one today. I have looking for similar coats online to see the cost difference and cannot find one!

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As I mentioned before, I love picking up vintage blazers while thrifting. This abstract printed blazer is a fun addition to my wardrobe and I can easily dress it up or down with a graphic tee and jeans.

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Can someone say Clueless throwback? I love this vintage checkered blazer with funky gold buttons. It’s a classic piece in my fall wardrobe and it was only about $1.

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My favorite thing about thrifting is that you never really know what you’ll find. I found this vintage tartan skirt a few years ago and thought it was perfect for the holiday season. It’s a lightweight cotton fabric with a high-waisted cinched waistband, and was only about 25 cents.

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I have a thing for vintage floral midi skirts, can you tell? This one is seriously the cutest thing ever – it buttons all the way down the front and has belt loops for a belt of your choice. I got this skirt for about 50 cents around three years ago.

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