Hey guys! I’m super excited to share today’s blog post with you! I teamed up with Buffalo Exchange and my blogger bestie, Madisen from Madisen on Madison for a National Thrift Day Challenge. National Thrift Day is on Thursday, August 17th and it’s one of my favorite National Day Holidays! If you’ve been following my blog the past few years, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I love thrift shopping and vintage clothing; and in order to celebrate this fun day, I wanted to do something a little different on the blog. Madisen and I both went into Buffalo Exchange last week and set out to find a new outfit for fall. We originally set a budget for under $50, but we ended up going over budget due to so many good things (oops!)…but it wasn’t a bad problem to have!
With school starting up and fall just around the corner, it’s time to change up your look and add some great pieces to your closet; but don’t feel like you have to break the bank to freshen up your wardrobe, check out your local thrift or consignment store – Buffalo Exchange has over 30 locations across the country. You’ll save a few dollars, find unique pieces and have the opportunity to buy some pieces that no one else will have.
Madisen and I have similar, yet very different styles, so I thought it would be fun to see what pieces we pulled and how we created a full outfit with the limitations of one store, a budget and time crunch. Let’s see how we did – keep scrolling to follow the journey!
I have my vintage shopping routine down to a science. I have specific characteristics I look for while shopping, I don’t ever bring a shopping list, and I just embrace the craziness of the store. I’ll be writing about my vintage shopping routine this Thursday on the blog, so make sure to come back and read that!
When we arrived to Buffalo, the store was busy with shoppers and immediately dived into trying to find unique pieces. I found this fisherman trench coat in the men’s section and immediately snagged it. The color red is really popular this season and I thought it was different than anything I have my closet at the moment. Next, I browsed the graphic tees and found a handful of band tees (you know how much I LOVE oversized graphic tees). Madisen actually found my skirt for me and I picked up the sunnies, clutch and shoes along the way. Both of our outfits ended up being around $80 each. The only pieces that were from my closet for the final look, were these vintage stud bangles and my vintage Gucci belt. We originally thought we would hit the mark of under $50 – and I definitely have when shopping at thrift and consignment stores in the past, but we couldn’t part with any of the items. We both got 3 pieces of clothing, shoes, purses and accessories – in my book, that’s a steal!
I feel like both of our outfits really speak to our personal style and we loved collaborating on this challenge together! Thank you Buffalo Exchange for teaming up with us on this National Thrift Day Challenge, and make sure to visit Madisen’s blog to see her post and follow her on Instagram! xo
Thank you Buffalo Exchange for collaborating with us on this post!