Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What's Old is New Again

By Tammy Pelstring
Obentec Co-Founder

My book group just celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a trip to the City (as we Northern Californians like to call San Francisco).  On our drive up the coast we stopped in the sleepy little town of Pescadero for some of their famous artichoke bread and artichoke and green chili soup.   My “sisters of the page” and I spied a little thrift shop and decided to get our treasure hunting on.  I love fashion but hate to shop so I was glad that my friend Stacy was along.  Stacy has a successful eBay business where she sells name brand clothes that she finds at yard sales. She has a good eye and can quickly sort the wheat from the chaff.  She also knows my style so she is quick to point out things for me to consider.  We all found some great finds for around $6.00 per item and the proceeds all went to a wonderful children’s charity.  I call this a win-win.

My friend Lori found these wonderful button front sailor pants that fit her perfectly. She paired them with stylish pointy-toe heels and was ready for a night out on the town. 

My friend Bonnie rocks a hippy-chic look and found a fun flirty skirt and fitted H&M blazer for under $10.00.

I found the perfect holiday skirt, a silver metallic A-line dress from Banana Republic. This set me back a whopping $4.50.   I paired this with a fun necklace made out of vintage crystal buttons from the 1940’s.

I love giving new life to things that people have tossed out. For some reason the search and the find make it more rewarding.  Next time you need to spruce up your wardrobe, consider purchasing second hand or re-fashioned clothing items. 

1 comment:

  1. This makes me want to go shopping!! At a thrift store, of course :)