Thursday, February 2, 2012

thrift find :: Ohio Thrift Extravaganza

I'm so happy that so many of you enjoyed the thrifting video that Kaylah and I made! After seeing Kaylah's post sharing what she found during our trip I decided that I would like to share what I found as well. I actually got way more stuff than I realized!

My haul: a suitcase that apparently belonged to Candy, 3 dresses, 1 skirt, 2 belts, 1 sweater & two pairs of cowboy boots. There is actually one more thing I forgot to photograph but you will see it soon enough and one more awesome thing that I'll tell you about in a minute.
Full disclosure...the blue dress with the white collar is not really a thrift find. It was from Sweet Lorain which I would say is more of a vintage shop. Ivan actually picked it out for me! Oh, and see the flowers to the left of the dress? That is a sweater that is just too cute for words that I found at an estate sale! I didn't get a better photo of it but I'm sure you'll see me wearing it soon.
Kaylah mentioned the boots I found and here they are! As awesome as the boots are my favourite find was actually something a little weird...
Lights!! I have been thinking about getting some studio lights for a while now and then Ivan spotted these babies at one of the thrift stores we visited for $8.00! All four lights work and I have been playing around with how to best use them to light my photos on dark days. All of these photos were actually taken using these lights because my office was super dark this morning.

Have you had good thrift luck lately?

♥elycia

37 comments:

  1. Awesome finds!! Those lights look really neat. I don't think I've ever seen any like that before. The pictures look great using them!

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  2. Oh my goodness, those boots are simply wonderful! I would kill for a nice colored pair of boots, and by kill I do mean pay some amount of money for them preferably a small amount, hehe!

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  3. Beautiful. I love the prints. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  4. what the heck! what a great haul. The lights are the best out of it I think (just cuz I want some too!)

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  5. I love the boots. Im a sucker for any kinda of old leather boots

    http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/mid-week-musings.html

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  6. the lights is such a good idea and great find!

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  7. i've been searching for a pair of red boots.....i hate you. :)

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  8. Yea great stuff! I really like the dress with the scalloped ruffle collar you tried on in the video!

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  9. Hi! I don't usually comment, but I love your blog and have been following it for a little while, via The Dainty Squid.

    I just wanted to say I'm glad that you got that pink dress because from the shot of you wearing it in the thrifting video it looks really good on you. :)

    Also I'm super jealous that you both managed to find amazing cowboy boots.

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  10. Eep! I'm so jealous of those lights! I want some very badly. And for $8!? I think I lovingly hate you right now. Just kidding - but I'm not. ;)

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  11. I can't wait to see an outfit post of yours with that peach dress!!!

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  12. I've been looking for some cowboy boots!! What a lucky find :)

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  13. I've been looking for some cowboy boots!! What a lucky find :)

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  14. Awesome finds, that blue dress looks adorable. So jealous of the lights. That is such a steal.

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  15. i was hoping you got that peach dress with the cute collar! yay :) can't wait to see you style everything.

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  16. That's a fantastic haul! Studio lights AND cowboy boots? That pretty much qualifies as having thrifting super powers :)

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  18. Wow! Those studio lights look great! Especially for that price!

    That suitcase is such a lovely colour too! xx

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  19. Sorry had to delete previous comment too many errors, but what I was was....
    I love a red vintage suitcase, in fact I have one that I'm doing a makeover on. Your clothing finds look awesome, I do hope we are going to see more of them.

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  20. Did you use the studio lights for these photos? If not you have some amazing light in your studio!

    www.looselips-sinkships.com

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  21. eep, those boots! I'm in love :D have fun wearing them out and about! :)

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  22. Ouhohoho those boots are fantaaastic.
    So lucky to find those lights! They must be so helpeful!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.com/

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  23. the candy suit case and floral sweater look so charming! i can't wait to see the whole sweater :D

    http://the-rabbitsden.blogspot.com/

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  24. Woot, go Ohio! That's where I live. And I've always wanted a cool pair of cowboy boots; so jealous!

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  25. Nice! Those boots are fantastic -- cowboy boots have been at the top of my MUST FIND list for a while now.

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  26. Great finds!
    I love the cowboy boots!! My friend recently gave me a pair of black cowboy boots that she doesn't wear anymore. So sweet of her.

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  27. Those lights are a winner. I was just going to mention how great your photos were. I'm so sick of mine being dark and grainy. What camera do you use ?

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    1. Thanks! I use a Nikon d7000 but before I was using a nikon d3000 and i liked that too :)

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  28. Those are some great finds. I love the suitcase, cowboy boots and the lights (SUCH a good price!) xx

    annieshomemadeheaven.blogspot.com

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  29. y'alls video is super adorable!
    if you ever want some fancy cowboy boots come down south ;)

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  30. I'm afraid I cannot even begin to describe the depths of my jealousy over those lights. What a freaking find!! Also, I need to see more of that blue number with a white collar. Need.

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  31. Wow! The lights were an amazing find! Love the suitcase :)

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  32. The lights were an INCREDIBLE find! I'm actually kinda jealous! Now I will forever be searching thrift stores for studio lighting! haha

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