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Transparent beaded top with tattered hem in seafoam
(so damn perfect with denim):
Long delicate crochet knit cardi. The perfect spring/summer throw:
Little black sequin dress. Took a quick shot in the changing room:
Cotton and lace blouse:
Pale peach drop waist 1940’s-esque dress. Side tie and soft ruffled layers. (I wore this out the shop with my combat boots on. I loved it THAT MUCH):
Purrrrr – cropped leo print jumper. (Forgot to photograph it so took a quick phone shot):
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High waisted leather jodpur style pants. Trimmed with studs and back ankle zips. KILLER:
The pile of different fabrics (you can imagine the leopard in there):
American Apparel shades from their vintage collection. Oversized with slight cat eye corners. JUST what I had been looking for.
Men’s bow tie too. LOVE the look of a man’s tie or bow tie worn in an unexpected way:
Lipstick: MAC Chilli with MAC Lust is Lush gloss on top (channelling the S/S 2010 Prada orange lipstick)
Did some second hand shopping on Saturday and wanted to share the scores.
I headed to Brooklyn Williamsburg and met up with the lovely (and fellow Brit!!) Gemma from Fade to Black. Have a look at her scores here.
We made out like bandits.
ps. Guess what? We ran into Mischa Barton in a cafe during our post haul lunch.

66 comments

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Wow, I love a lot of the pieces you picked up, especially the cropped sweater, sequin dress, and that delicate white lace trim top. I can’t wait to see these items in some outfit posts! xoxo

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  2. Tiffany says:

    Love the dress.

  3. Tayler says:

    love all these pieces!! so gorgeous, i need to go thrifting in new york!! ahhh <3

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  4. Vinda Sonata says:

    hi, found your blog from fade to black’s blog. i love the beaded top, knit, and the white dress with lace details. they are all lovely. i wish they’d be magically in my closet now!

  5. pauline says:

    i have the same snake ring as you- did you get it from a vendor in soho perhaps?

  6. Laura Gerencser says:

    What kind of thrift store do u have that has such fabulous stuff?!?!? I love it all!!! Great finds!!

  7. ru.kurarin says:

    You are a thrift shopping goddess. That drop-waist dress looks like it’s made of the most luxurious material.

  8. Nika says:

    like bandits!!!!!!!!!!! You guys got great stuff, I can’t wait to come home so that I can visit “The Closet”

  9. delilah says:

    lovely post! i love in the city but can never seem to find good thrift stores, which did you go to!?

  10. The Queen of Hearts says:

    Question: do you have the black sequin dress on backwards? I bet it looks fabulous from the back with the v — and I can’t believe you found that in a thrift store! I’ve been dying for a black sequins dress with just the right fit…if you decide to part with that gem, feel free to notify me and I’ll hit that shop faster than Usain Bolt.

  11. Fashion Tidbits says:

    fab stuff! can’t wait to see the outfits you’ll be incorporating these into

  12. Dylana says:

    Awesome buys!

  13. emma j says:

    oh wow what great finds so jealous look forward to seeing how you wear these! and running into mischa how cool! xx

  14. Angela says:

    Great finds I especially love the cropped leopard!!! Very nice!

  15. Treacle says:

    The drop waist dress and that sequin dress are divine! Was this at a street market or something?

  16. thatsorad says:

    Awesome picks man!!!!! just AWESOME!!!!

  17. Moomby says:

    absolutely amazing finds! you lucky, lucky girl!

  18. Astérisque says:

    wow, this nude pink dress is amazing. love this colour!
    X

  19. Ola says:

    My favourites are the 2 dresses-simply perfect

  20. Sarah says:

    The seafoam top is to die for! xx

  21. helenlouise says:

    That blue top is perfect!

  22. Audrey says:

    The beaded top is AMAZING! Love the crochet cardi as well.

  23. the style crusader says:

    love the first two items and the dress you wore out of the shop. that is too funny about mischa barton. there is a girl who is always at my local starbucks who totally tries to emulate mischa barton… it’s pretty funny. but sadly less fabulous than the real mb. xx

  24. Platform Princess says:

    The lace blouse and the peach dress are beyond perfection Karen!

    PP x

  25. Emilie says:

    Love the sequin dress!
    x
    Emilie

  26. Anonymous says:

    I love the sequin dress!