Popping Tags at Goodwill

Vintage paisley shirtI’ve had a wee obsession with Macklemore’s Thrift Shop song since it came out a couple of years ago*, and every time I’ve stepped inside a thrift shop since, it plays on a continuous loop inside my head. We’ve been busy kitting out our new apartment (more on that soon!) so I’ve spent hours scouring thrift shops and Goodwills (the main charity shop they seem to have out here) for furniture.

Naturally I did have a little blouse, sorry, browse, in the vintage section of our local Goodwill, which is when I spotted this fabulous 80s number. Garish gold buttons, an elasticated waist, shoulder pads and that Paisley pattern – on paper it really shouldn’t work, but I kind of like it.

These photos were taken after another long day of Getting Stuff Done, notably getting rid of a family of ants who were demanding squatters rights in our new apartment (blurgh!) but now we’ve moved in I’m hopeful that GSD weekends will be replaced by fun Let’s Explore San Francisco weekends. Oh, and Christmas. Mustn’t forget about Christmas…

Paisley shirt and floral skirtPaisley shirt – Goodwill / Floral pencil skirt – Topshop / Red satchel  – c/o Dr Martens / Tan Chelsea boots – c/o Topshop, Cabot Circus

Goodwill vintage blouse and Topshop skirtSan Francisco OOTDFairy lights on the porchPink house detailingPaisley Goodwill shirt*I promise I won’t mention this every time I feature something from a thrift shop, honest!

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  1. December 16, 2014 / 11:39 pm

    Oh SJ, I want to go to Goodwill with you and pop some tags!! <3

    • SJ
      January 15, 2015 / 1:13 am

      Oh Tara you would LOVE it! So much thrifting, so little time…

  2. December 21, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    I always play that song in my head when I go thrifting :) Love the pattern mix & your booties!

    • SJ
      January 15, 2015 / 1:14 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one! Thanks Daria :)

  3. December 21, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Love this outfit, you mix prints so well!

    Maria xxx

    • SJ
      January 15, 2015 / 1:15 am

      Thanks Maria! One day I’d like to have a crack at monochrome and minimalism but I’m not sure I could pull it off! x

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