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  • Writer's pictureMelissa

Thrifting road trip: Land of 10,000 Lakes

Updated: May 29, 2020

Every year we go to Breezy Point in the summertime. I was married into a timeshare from my in-laws, lucky me 😊 If you are reading this and not sure what Breezy Point is, it is basically the definition of Minnesota = Lake life.

Anywho, of course I had to go thrifting on the days we didn't have the American Legion Taco Tuesdays in Pequot Lakes (best tacos ever btw) or Zorbaz (that pizza tho) or when it was just a nice day out where I wanted to catch up on my reading when it came to my PILE of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine's from the latest issue to last falls issue 🤣 My team and I did some research and there's honestly not a lot of thrift stores up that way. However, I did find one which then turned into 2, Common Goods - Crosslake and Common Goods - Baxter which are both part of Bridges of Hope MN. So here is what I found:

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BRAND NEW! Blue Wedges - $7.00

Wedges are great alternatives for those of you that can't wear heels. Just like heels (kitten heels, to be exact), there are "shorter" wedges out there if these appear to be too high for you. These are great to pair with those ankle pants, longer capris or even a knee length or midi dress! It allows your look to be more elongated and balanced rather than short and stumpy. For example, have you ever stood in the mirror when you're trying on a dress and you naturally stand on your tippy toes and all of a sudden it looks better? This is exactly what I'm talking about 😉

BRAND NEW! Navy Blue Lands' End Ankle Pants - $4.50

Everyone should have colored pants (you should also have a patterned pair as well, but I'll save that for another post). If this is new for you, start with a navy blue and/or an olive green; you can wear them with almost any color on top making them a basic.

Did I forget to mention that you can wear them with just a t-shirt for a casual look or a nicer top and blazer for work? Colored pants are a great alternative for denim or those black pants of yours. PS - Most of the time they're breathable for those hot, humid days too!

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Floral Neck Scarf - $1.00

I know this is going to sound weird, but depending on your neck size, you may not be able to wear one of these. However, a small scarf like this can come in so handy! You can tie them around your keys so you can easily grab them, especially for those big tote work bags! You can also tie them around the outside of your handbag to add a little color and pizzazz. Or easily spot that suitcase at baggage claim if you tie it onto the handle.

How have you used your small scarf? Write me! I like hearing about new ideas to relay to my wardrobe clients!

That's it folks! Can you believe that I found these 3 new pieces to add to my wardrobe for under $15?! 😮 The joy of thrifting 💓

Where am I off to next? Seattle! Till next time - Xoxo


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