Nifty Thrifty: Boots and Denim

Denim Dress w/scarf | Moving Peaces

I’ve been wanting something denim for at least a year. I’m sure of it. Whenever I’d try something on it was either out of my price range or just didn’t quite fit like it should. Telling my husband that “the internet said it was trendy” failed to help my case in either instance.

When I find just the thing at a thrift shop, I like to talk about it. I like to be comfortable and happy with how I look, but there’s very little budget to work with to make that happen. Finding it through thrifting just proves it can in fact be done. It takes a lot of digging and even more patience, but it’s possible for an entire outfit to be under $20.

Thrifted Jean Dress | Moving Peaces

So when I found this dress/tunic at a GCF in Asheville (yes, I thrift while out of town), I knew it was finally time to go after my denim dreams. At $3.55 (it was priced as a shirt), it was an even easier decision to make.

It’s a bit short to be a dress for me (which is why the lady ended up selling it to me at a shirt price…no harm in making price suggestions when you are thrifting), but it’s perfect for boots and leggings. Believe it or not, these are not only my favorite shoes, but likely one of my cheapest pairs of shoes, too. These beauties were found at a garage sale for $4 a few years ago.

$4 Cowboy Boots | Moving Peaces

Yes, $4. It was one of those deals where I asked the seller the price and as soon as she said it, I handed over the money and all but ran back to my car because it felt like such a steal. Some people will tell you to never buy shoes second hand. I clearly don’t subscribe to that rule, but instead say it depends on the condition and type of the shoe. I don’t think I’ve ever bought used flip flops or tennis shoes, but I have gotten a few dress shoes in the past and a couple pairs of barely used boots.

Top Detail | Moving Peaces

Under that scarf (which is basically my favorite accessory), I really liked the detail of the top. It’s simple but gives a little bit of a feminine feel to it since the rest of the piece is incredibly plain. And of course, I wear my home state proudly on a necklace from the hubby.

Jean Dress with Boots | Moving Peaces

I think I’m about ready for fall, what do you think?

 

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17 thoughts on “Nifty Thrifty: Boots and Denim

  • September 29, 2014 at 4:09 PM
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    Love the outfit and bargain shopping!

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  • September 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM
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    Perfect. I love this look, and you know I love thrifting! πŸ™‚ Did you know Erin (sozealous.com) when you lived in Des Moines? She’s all about thrifting and style, and is doing her 31 days on it. πŸ™‚

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    • September 29, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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      Thanks! I did know Erin when in DSM, we worked on a few film projects together and ran in some of the same circles, but never got to really know each other well outside of that. But she is an excellent thifter, and I will definitely have to look into that! Do you know your topic yet? I made a button but keep going back and forth on if it will be a good topic or not.

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  • September 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM
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    I love denim tunics/dresses. I have several. πŸ™‚ And those boots were definitely a steal. I will definitely buy thrift store shoes as long as they’re in good condition. Hey, I bought the ugliest but warmest and most indestructible winter snow boots ever from a thrift store for 50 cents and wore them while sledding and shoveling snow for 5 winters. That was a good deal. πŸ™‚

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  • September 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM
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    I love thriftng!! 80% of my clothes are from opshops and I wouldn’t have it any other way! One of a kind pieces for a bargin, what more could you want!?

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  • September 30, 2014 at 12:43 AM
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    This is such a cute look! And to have grabbed a few bargains makes it all that more amazing! Stay stylish πŸ™‚

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  • September 30, 2014 at 1:06 AM
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    You’re so darn cute. This is great! I suck at thrifting. I have no patience. Perhaps someday, I’ll finally be a thrifty hipster.

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    • October 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM
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      You could do it. I’m sure of it. You just have to dig. A lot. And bring hand sanitizer.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 9:22 AM
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    I love this look! So cute πŸ™‚ The dress is so cute especially paired with the boots!

    I wanted to tell you about an opportunity for NC Bloggers, too but I couldn’t find your email! Will you email me at madisonlynn35 AT gmail? πŸ™‚

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  • October 1, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up this week! This is a great outfit that looks so comfortable yet also pulled together – the best kind. Hope to see you back next week. πŸ™‚

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    • October 5, 2014 at 7:50 PM
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      Thanks, I really appreciate it! And I hope to be back!

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  • October 13, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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    this outfit is so cute! and i love finding clothes/shoes at a steal – somehow makes me like them more.

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