Thrift Swap + Gift of Thrift Giveaway!

A few months ago, Martyna suggested we try something new with the Thrift Style Thursday crew. She suggested we partner up and do a thrift-swap! Since none of us have ever met (save for one pair of ladies... you'll find out which ones on their blogs!!), this was a challenge we couldn't wait to try. Martyna drew names and sent out the partners and we set out to shop for a friend!

I was partnered with the wonderful and delightful (see what I did there?) Kristi. She lives in California, USA and I live in Ontario, Canada; it was splendid hunting the thrift stores for items that she could put to use in the warm weather. So, after church one Sunday afternoon, Nick and I headed over to Talize and got our thrift on. You'll have to go over to her blog to see the outfit I sent her (I had 3 different options and I would have sent them all had it not been over my budget). 

Then, one cloudy day at the beginning of March, a package in a Modcloth box arrived on my doorstep. I'd had a terrible day at work, so this was a very welcome surprise. Kristi sent me TWO outfits, some California candy (delish!), and a lovely letter describing the items in the box. She had even put the outfits together for me! 

Kristi nailed my style. And we may have decided that, from this point on, we are going to thrift at whim for each other - which is good because I did another thrift haul tonight and I may have snagged some cute pieces that I can't wait to send off to her! 
So, here are the outfits!

outfit 1

blouse //  LOFT
jacket // Coldwater Creek
skirt // Apt. 9
flats // Tommy Hilfiger (mine)

outfit 2

tee // indie brand
skirt // JCrew
lace blazer // Mudd

Awesome, right! Kristi thrifted me my very first piece of JCrew clothing - and I wear this skirt at least once a week. It is perfect for work, especially now that spring has arrived and I can break out the sandals. I also can't get enough of the polka-dotted LOFT blouse, and I've worn both blazers to work styled with other items in my closet. Keeping these off Instagram the past month has been torture - I am so glad you get to see them now!

Here's what every single one of us agreed - we love thrifting, and thrifting for others is a new challenge. But guess what - it's more fun! Well, I think it's more fun.

So we've decided to give our readers a chance to win a thrifted outfit by us. And there won't be just one winner, there will be FOUR! Because we love to treat others with the gift of thrift! Each thrifting pair will shop a complete head to toe outfit for you! All you have to do is enter! Any of you readers living in the Twin Cities in Minnesota may want to pay special attention, I hear one pair may take a winner on a thrift haul outing!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The contest closes April 5, so be sure to enter. We're really excited to give some of our lucky readers the gift of thrift! We hope you are too.

Now go and find out what the other ladies thrifted for each other - the pairings were fun and are sure to showcase some wonderful finds.

Be sure to check out all the lovely Thrift Swaps! 
My partner: Kristi from Delightfully, Kristi.
Zhenya from Being Zhenya and Beth from Bethie the Boo
Miche from Buttons and Birdcages and Carissa from Carissa Knits
Andrea from Little Did You Know and Martyna from Spoolish
and hop over to Megan from Traverse for another chance to win!

As always, stay thrifty!


  1. Kristi did an awesome job on your items - I adore that J Crew skirt so much! I'd wear it all the time too! Awesome!!

    1. She totally rocked this! I feel so lucky to have all these pretty new clothes! I think we all had a really great haul and I can't wait to see who we'll be thrifting for with the Giveaway! :D

  2. Hurray!!! I am so glad everything fits and it all looks so cute on you!! Plus, I love how you put the outfits together! I totally had a different combination in my head, but it all looks great together! Yay for mixing and matching!! ;)
    I am definitely in need of some thrift shopping therapy, maybe I'll find some more cute "Brittany" finds!! :)

    1. Ha. I couldn't find the note, but I had tried it on both ways, and the beige jacket was too shapeless with the JCrew skirt. I love all the clothes. Thank you so much for the wonderful package. :D

  3. The black jacket is fabulous, but I can't get over the red polka dot and B&W plaid combination! It's brilliant!

    1. Thanks, Carissa! I love the black lace jacket. It's so sassy and is perfect - and I mean PERFECT - for selling furniture. :D These pieces are so lovely; I really lucked out with Kristi. She did a great job. :)

  4. Love all of these finds, but I want that black lace jacket!!! Amazing find :) You look lovely in these outfits and I'm so excited at how this all turned out!

    1. I'll keep my eyes out for another one. :P She definitely chose things I never would have thought to thrift for myself. :) Loved this swap. I would definitely do it again.

  5. I can't believe I only just found your blog! I loved this post. It looks like soo much fun! Makes me want to try it out with my friends. Inspired already.

    I'm a thrifter too. I'm proud to say that the majority of my closet consists of thrifted items. Anyways, Nice to meet you!

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Leslie! I'm so glad to hear you're a thrifter as well! I definitely think you should try a thrift swap with your friends; it's such a fun experience! We definitely loved the challenge of shopping for someone we'd never actually met. There's a special bond that forms, that's for sure. :P



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