Saturday, 24 November 2012

Thrifting At A Glance!

Here's a collection of some of this month's past posts as well as a few of my all time favourites pieces that I've thrifted within the last year!

There's nothing more exciting than connecting with people who share in my love of second-hand shopping and the possibility of recruiting other fellow thrift-addicts!

This blog has provided me with a beautiful opportunity to showcase my thrifty style and share my love of thrift with each of you! 

To all the friends and fans of Thrifting Is Therapy, thank you kindly for your readership & support! Your comments, shares and Facebook Likes mean the world to me!

Wishing you all a very blessed Sunday! Thrift Happy 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

That 70's Thrift!

I found this retro button-up shirt at the thrift shop the other day and instantly fell in love with the easy-breezy fabric, the extra long length and the groovy pattern of orange and blue circles and squares.

Both the style and the fabric have a very 1970's vibe to it, perfect for someone like myself who sometimes feels as though I was meant to be born in a such an era!

I recently paired the shirt with a pair of dark wash Lucky Brand skinny jeans (also thrifted) & a cute gold side purse which I felt was a nice compliment to the tiny gold buttons that line the front of the shirt. 

For me, clothes and personal style are all about the little details that make things different and unique!
Shirt // $5.99 Jeans // $9.99  Purse // $2.99
Thrifted from: Talize & Chez Nous

Monday, 12 November 2012

Organizing Made Easy... & Cheap!

Here's a couple of quick photos of some thrift stores items I picked up over the weekend. For me staying organized is key and I love finding chic and convenient ways to organize, store and keep things clutter-free!
wicker basket // $0.99

porcelain tulips // $0.69 each

In five minutes and for under three dollars I was able to spruce up my bathroom - the magic of thrift!

Who doesn't like a good DIY - for more cool do-it-yourself projects visit my Pinterest page!
Thanks for visiting ~ Have a nice week!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Lucky Bamboo For You – Thrift Store Style

One of my favorite departments to venture through, regardless of the thrift store I am visiting, is always the home d├ęcor section! You know, those  few aisles in every thrift stores that are either strategically placed right near the entrance forcing you to pass through, or hidden away in the back since it is often were oversized items like furniture and appliances hang out…

These few aisles always seem to remind me of an I Spy book & I love exploring them and searching the shelves for cool & quirky items, picture frames, candle holders… oh, and not to mention vases!

I’m a big fan of plants, flowers and pretty much anything green and I am always looking for fun ways to bring life from the outside indoors. Especially during the winter months when I can’t get outside as often and the green grass, is well, nonexistent! 

It is so easy and incredibly cheap to find beautiful ceramic and glass vases in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours! Not only is it an affordable way to decorate any space but it allows you to get creative and find funs ways to fill them!

Over the past few months, I have thrifted quite a collection of glass vases and I wanted to share with you how easy it was to turn these empty jars into bamboo centerpieces that are sure to add a little life & luck into any living space.

After thoroughly cleaning each glass vase I decided which pieces of bamboo I would use depending on the height of the jar & which base I would use to fill the vase. I used a variety of materials: glass stones, aquarium gravel and an assortment of polished rocks and pebbles.

 It was very quick and simple to assemble, plus it is easy to maintain and will bring life to any room for a long time. Lucky bamboo plants do not require soil to live and simply survive off a few inches of fresh water. 

Top up the water in your lucky bamboo every week and ensure that the roots of the plants are always moist. Keep them out of direct sunlight, perfect for bedrooms and bathrooms and ta da- it’s that easy!

 These few arrangements are very simple ones & keep in mind you can make larger and more elaborate ones just as easily!  So get out there and get inspired! Not only can thrift store finds jazz up your own home, they can be used to make fabulous gifts as well! Tis’ the season to be giving!

Assorted Glass Vases // $0.69 - $2.99
Thrifted from a variety of thrift shops!

Have a safe & stylish weekend! Happy Thrifting! 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Weekend Thrift

I hope all of you had a nice relaxing weekend! 
Although we usually pack these short few days with mile-long lists of things we never seem to get around to do during the week... every once in a while it is important for us to remind ourselves to squeeze some personal time into our hectic schedules. 
Ralph Lauren // $7.99
Thrifted from: Talize Thrift Store

Every weekend I try to escape from the hustle n' bustle of things, even if only momentarily, by slipping into a thrift store or two and giving myself that much deserved "me" time. Whether you find your escape in a thrift store, through a good book, feet up in front of your television or in the company of a true friend - give yourself time to enjoy the things that make you happy!

Found this beautifully soft, pastel pink cashmere sweater on my weekend thrift! Believe it or not, it wasn't the cute colour, perfect fit or the super soft material that sold me on this piece... I fell in love with the sleeves! I know it's sounds absurd but its true, I couldn't resist the balloon sleeve, finished with four little pearl-like buttons decorated with the classic RL logo. I don't currently own any shirts with this  type of silhouette, so after a quick visit to the change room this was an automatic "yes"!

I picked up a few other items on my visit including a little black dress with a fitted waist and high collar and a cream canvas tote, perfect for those day trips to the beach! Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest to see lots more items from my thrift store hauls!

Thanks for visiting ~ Happy thrifting!