Here’s to the first unassigned Ginger Thrift post! This blog started out as a project for a web writing and design class that I’m taking, but I’ve been wanting to do a project focused on thrifting for a long time! I’m planning on posting on this blog once a week (including my Monday/Friday schedule on TGI!), and I’m planning on that day being on Wednesdays… So watch this space for more 🙂
Today, I’m taking you with me on a thrifting adventure that I took about a month ago. I had two particular things in mine: patterned pants and a coat. Usually I don’t recommend going into a thrift trip with a shopping list, but it’s a little bit easier with pants and coats, since they’re two separate sections. Here’s what I found… I took some home with me, and left some at the shop.
Both of these pants may look similar, but they are very different in feel and design. Even in color, too (which the camera didn’t really pick up). The first pair I tried on, on the left, are cropped at the ankle, and are low rise. They are a tweedy type material, with black, dark grey, and light grey to make up the pattern.
The ones on the right are high waisted, with a linen type of material. They also have a draw string (which I wear tucked in the waistband). They are more of a navy blue color, and have a tan and white running through, making a grid-like pattern.
I picked both of these up, because they both fit me so well. I debated whether or not I would get the tweed ones (the other pair was a shoe-in because they were so comfortable). I decided to get them too, because I liked how they were cropped at the ankle, which is a trend right now.
Up next are two very different options. First was this plaid skirt on the left. I love a good plaid skirt, and this one fit pretty well. I really liked the pattern, too, with a grey and white plaid. However, I didn’t like the length on me. And if you know me, you know I already have way too many plaid skirts, so I decided to pass this one up.
Then I tried on this maroon cardigan, which I was pretty sure I was going to get the minute I took it off the rack. It’s so fuzzy, and is so warm and comfortable, I knew it was right up my alley. The color is great, too, and goes with a lot of other similarly-colored pieces in my wardrobe. This was another shoe-in. It’s been perfect for the winter months so far! I love wearing this cardigan with a pair of leggings or jeans and a simple tee. Easy to put together, and it looks great.
On to the coats, I picked these two up for their bright colors, and for the vintage feel of them both. I was also planning on going skiing with my fiance the weekend after I went thrifting, so I had that outing in mind when I tried on the red coat. However, I didn’t get either of these. For the red coat on the left, I decided that the puffy coat I already own would do just fine on the slopes by itself, and decided against buying another coat unnecessarily.
For the one on the right I loved the green color and the vintage feel (I think this leather coat was from the 70’s), but the previous owner was a smoker. And you could really tell by the smell of the coat. That, and the price-point of $25 turned me off of this coat.
I fell in love with this coat pretty quickly. Another vintage tweed material, I think this was from the 70’s or 80’s as well? (But you can never be sure.) My fiance and I were originally thinking that we would do a winter engagement photo shoot, and I thought this coat would look great in them. Especially since the green color looks nice with my hair and skin tone. My fiance and I are not planning on a winter photo shoot anymore, but I am still enjoying this coat! I love how it ties shut, along with the buttons. It’s also wool, and is super warm because of it!
If you enjoyed this post and want me to do more of these like it, please leave a comment or like this post! I have lots more in store for this blog, and I’m so excited to share my thrifting adventures with you! So if you have any requests or recommendations, please leave those below as well! I would love to hear them 🙂