Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Goodwill Family Affair


Today my mom, sister, sister's boyfriend (Alan) and family friends Sarah and Mrs. Kay were in town for a 5k. Of course we couldn't resist making a thrift store stop on the way back from the race. A family that loves each other thrifts together, right?

Alan, Anna and Sarah prepare for the race (note: I was behind 
the camera in comfy jeans and sandals, ready to spectate)

As we'd hoped, it was a good day at the LaVista Road Goodwill in Tucker. Everyone left with at least one awesome item. I'll try my best to remember them all...

For me, three attempts at denim were unsuccessful, but I still bagged a gold knit top, a white eyelet lace top, green J. Crew shorts and a black top with some eyelet cutouts at the top. Grand total for today's four items: $17.06 (tax free weekend - woohoo!). I'm really loving the gold top (I hear metallics are acceptable to wear again!?!?).

Roxy eyelet lace top ($4.39) and J. Crew shorts ($4.39)... 
oh, and my Wal-Mart sandals


Rena Rowan for Saville gold knit top ($4.39) and Banana jeans 
I thrifted at Last Chance a few weeks back. Anna liked my 
necklace so much that she's planning to make her own at The Bead Shoppe.

Anna picked up a badass blue and white vertical-striped romper (looks vintage) that I will make her wear and take photos in. It's pretty awesome. She also grabbed some running shorts, a simple, lightweight tie-back tank from Old Navy and a funky patterned vintage button-up with red trim. Her boyfriend Alan snagged a pair of funky vintage pants that he'll likely have made into long shorts.

Nice pants and nice pose, Alan.

Our mom found a tasteful Liz Claiborne zebra top, some cute pinstriped jeans and several movies for my younger brothers. Family friend Mrs. Kay bought a pair of Ralph Lauren polo shorts for her son; her daughter Sarah found a great (like new) pair of BCBG kitten heels, a belt, green/flowered sorts and something from a designer in many girls' wardrobes — a pair of Lilly Pulitzer pants. But, I'm pretty sure I'm leaving out some items...

Happy shoppers.

And tonight, we're off to one of our cheap eat guilty pleasures: Ru San's.

p.s. we missed you, Paul!!



11 comments:

AsianCajuns said...

What a fun day and such great finds. I totally want to go thrifting now. It is 1/2 Monday at Last Chance Thrift tomorrow!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Lar or Cath - don't tempt me with cheaper-than-usual Last Chance items!

Thanks for the compliments on the finds!

paulbeck said...

i'm never talking to you again.

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Paul! But we can do it all again (VIP experience style) on Saturday! I love you!

LiLu said...

Haha! Looks like a blast. I need to get to a thrift store, stat.

K_Streams_Her_C said...

it IS a lot of fun!

Lou said...

It was so much fun - I am enjoying my finds almost daily! Thanks for always being so much fun to be with! I love you!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Mom, forgot to mention your cute black shoes (with cute silver buckles) in my post! Had a blast with you, too. Love you!

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marlatiara said...

I love that Goodwill! Nice finds! (I found you via the Decatur Metro blog.) :)

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Thanks for stopping by Marlatiara. Posting about Goodwill is one of my favorite things!