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Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Ginger Trifecta PART I

Thrifting—it’s like a sample sale, a garage sale and an endurance sport all had a mutant, awesome baby.

Thrifting is intimidating. Where’s my size? Where do I begin? Why is there maternity mixed in with menswear? Why would they organize by color instead of size? Where’s the other shoe? Where’s the price tag? Who buys underwear at these places??

So today, the Ginger Trifecta tackles thrifting. My two best girlfriends here in San Diego and myself have it down to a science and we are here to share strategy and show off some of the weekend’s booty. (lolz no real booty, sorry to disappoint)

And you don’t have to be a carrot top to master this—that’s pure coincidence.

Although my sister does have a theory that redheads cluster because one friend will tend to “collect” redheaded friends because they are inherently more awesome. Go figure.

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From left to right: Anna-Christina (aka yours truly), Disney and Jessie

Anna-Christina, 23, from Dallas, Texas. Percent of wardrobe thrifted: 85%
Do you have a strategy when thrifting?
It’s an endurance sport. Always go in with a full stomach and clothes that you can take on and off easily—because you’ve got to streamline the dressing room process!
What are you always drawn to?
Ridiculous shit. Outrageous pieces that I would never buy if it wasn’t under ten dollars.
What is the best find you’ve scored recently?
Some insane purple, embroidered platform wedges!
Total Cost of Outfit Pictured: $72 (the vintage Frye boots were $60)

Disney, 25, from Mobile, Alabama. Percent of wardrobe thrifted: 10%
Do you have a strategy when thrifting?
I don’t like digging. I find the thing with the coolest print and then pick it! I thrift housewares more than clothes.
What are you always drawn to?
Prints. Lots of colors. Lots of little detail and metal studs!
What is the best find you’ve scored recently?
Some tan t-strap heels! $3 at Kobey's swap meet! You can’t find shoes that cheap anywhere!
Total cost of outfit pictured: $29 (jewelry is vintage from Mom!)

Jessie, 22, from Ventura, California. Percent of wardrobe thrifted: 15%
Do you have a strategy when thrifting?
I go in with a completely open mind. I use thrift stores to get out of my bubble, explore.
What are you always drawn to?
Hmmm… never anything super bright.
What is the best find you’ve scored recently?
The dresses. They’re always new looking and under ten dollars!
Total cost of outfit pictured: $37 (jewelry is vintage from Mom and Grandma!)

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Stay tuned for PART II of THE GINGER TRIFECTA TACKLES THRIFTING!

All photos by Molly Jean

24 comments:

  1. all three of you have such awesome style! I love finding other people who enjoy thrifting as much as I do, most of my friends think I'm crazy but they don't know what they are missing out on!

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  2. Thank you sooo much for your nice comment on my blog!

    You have a rally fantastig sence of style and your blog is great!


    xoxo

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  3. Nice tips!

    Olive

    www.VisforOlive.blogspot.com

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  4. Such a beautiful girls! I love thrifting too, but we don't have stores and it's not organized at all, just all thrown at one place and i have to digg, which, when i first came there, felt awkward >.<
    Dolly, xo
    Unicorns, Heels and American Dreams

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  5. Great looks!
    Kisses
    http://www.lookladymode.com/

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  6. Some great thoughts on thrifting. My best advice is be open-minded, you never know what you'll find at the thrift store~ Sounds like you got a great bunch of ladies weighing in here.

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  7. very cool post!

    fashionableroad.blogspot.com

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  8. cool idea!! go redheads!! :P i looove thifting! :) xkim

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  9. Such a cool post!!! You three look fabulous!!!! I love it!!!

    http://myownstrangelittle-world.blogspot.com

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  10. great post! you girls look amazing!!

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  11. love these pictures.. :D the idea is amazing

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  12. Mi piacciono molto i tuoi capelli spero che mi ricrescano il prima possibile.

    sfiziesfarzimoda.blogspot.com

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  13. oh i love your hair! and those blue heels,really nice!

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  14. Love the photos!! And I enjoyed the interview! :)

    x

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  15. Great style and nice interview :)
    x

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  16. They look gorgeous! Love this article!
    x

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  17. i love thrifting too :)

    http://iam-kbc.blogspot.com

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  18. What an amazing post! Funny to read what the total cost of their outfit are.

    www.fashiable.nl

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  19. haha love your hair in these pics, and ya I also buy a lot of ridiculous stuff, but def would buy less if they were more than $10!!

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  20. Such a great pics, beautiful! <3

    X Sarah
    http://fashion-loving.blogspot.com/

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  21. Awesome score on those frye boots!! I've recently become obsessed with their campus boot but refuse to pay the ridiculous retail price :( soo jealous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some comment love!

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