I’ve been keeping my eye on fashion forward trends and it has been impossible not to notice all the quilted jackets. Normally, I’d never consider buying a jacket in the spring, but the snow and hail the past two days has confused me. I came across the jacket during my monthly thrift store expedition and quickly snatched it up because it was only $24.00. Please note that none of my treks to tag sales, flea markets and thrift stores begin with a specific purchase in mind. I enter these labyrinths never knowing what I will stumble across, and that’s part of the adventure. Along those lines, I thought it would be fun to share these items in a once a month series called Fabulous Finds. It is about the unexpected treasures you discover at the sweetest price tag.
Even though this is a new series to my blog, I’ve been shopping at tag sales and thrift stores since I was 16. My very first fabulous find was a vintage black velvet, mermaid-style evening gown that fit me so perfectly it was like the dressmaker cut it on my body. I paid $15.00 for that dress and it still gets worn from time to time. I don’t buy something every time I shop, but when I do find something special, it is worth all the visits that I leave empty-handed. My only rule of thumb is to make sure that the item is in excellent condition before I pull my wallet out.
Thinking back on other fabulous finds, the highlights include the aforementioned black velvet evening gown, a pair of silver cowboy boots that someone kindly broke in for me and an original watercolor painting that I can’t believe someone donated to the Goodwill. This little jacket with all the lovely detailing was the muse for starting this series and I’m excited to share the next item.