Take her home

I have been thrifting a lot recently, and I realize I am probably getting a bit carried away; because while a practically new top for $6 is a great deal, as is a wool sweater for $3, and a vintage rhinestone necklace for $6, all those low numbers start to add up pretty quickly.

I need to work harder at cutting back, and more importantly, avoiding the temptation, because when a wool coat, made in Italy, is there in my size for TEN DOLLARS! I simply have to take her home.

I'm pretty sure I 'needed' a neutral winter coat anyway. Plus, it's got a hood.

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The Rundown
Striped Sweater Hekla & Co. via Marshalls similar
White Button Down Shirt Loft similar
Skinny Jeans Kohls similar
Brown Booties Crown Vintage via DSW
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Grey Coat thrifted similar
Tartan Scarf c/o Front Row Shop
Gold Leaf Necklace Lauren Conrad for Kohls
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Tennis Bracelet c/o Anjolee
Knot Ring c/o Emitations
Emerald Ring c/o Red Envelope
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color Essie Sole Mate


  1. A wool coat for $10, what a steal!! Love the look Lydia. Have a great weekend.

  2. I am LOVING that scarf, you are a master of winter wear!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  3. Yay for stripes and plaid! What an amazing deal on that coat. I would have had to take it home, too!

  4. Loving all the layering going on in this look! That scarf is winter perfection!

    Clothes & Quotes

  5. Oh my! I love that coat, definitely needed it! Aaand I love that sweater too! Great find :D

  6. You can never have too many coats when you live in the Northeast! Such a steal for 10 bucks!

    The Tiny Heart

  7. I want to come thrifting where you live! There are some good second hand stores in Vancouver but the best ones focus on designer clothes so, while you can find great things that are less expensive than they would if bought new, they're not exactly budget friendly. There are definitely no Italian-made wool coats priced at $10 hiding anywhere nearby - what a lucky find! And your little feathre necklace is too cute :)

  8. i used to thrift a few days a week, and it sure does add up. now when i go, i might still get a lot, but i just dont' go as much!!

  9. They all sound like legitimate NEEDS to me! ;)

  10. A hood? Definitely legitimate. I love your stripes! I find myself in the same predicaments when thrifting. It's hard not to get carried away when the prices are so low and you might never find another piece like the one in your hands!

  11. love the plaid scarf and stripes! i can't believe you found a $10 wool coat! what a deal!

    cute & little

  12. Totally get you. It's difficult to pass up such a great deal. And you forget that small numbers can add up too. But I'm sure that coat was worth it!

  13. You look Great here. A wool coat with a hoodie for $10, what a BUY!!! I do not know anyone who would pass that up, except me. I live in SFla and I would not have any reason to wear it. So, Enjoy your great buy!

  14. Um, I'm pretty sure you need all that stuff. But I sympathize; cutting back on thrifting is hard but all the small numbers do add up!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  15. Ohhh the colors of the bag is amazing, such a beautiful hue of burgundy:-) and your tartan scarf is lovely:-)!!! Happy weekend:-)

  16. Last yeari had a serious case of "buy all the things" at Goodwill. Thrifting can be so great, but I ended up with a bunch of clothes I only wore once :( I love this coat and it definitely would have been really hard to pass up!

  17. You are the queen of thrifting my dear. Can I please join you on a trip some time?

    I know numbers add up, but if you're getting items that make sense in your wardrobe, it's all good!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  18. whoa I need to go shopping with you, I have the worst luck with thrift stores.


  19. fabulous sweater, scarf, and coat! fabulous look from head to toe.

  20. I wish I had your thrifting skills! A $10 coat is amazing! I have a hard time saying no to sale items so I really have a problem because even though they are a lot cheaper than retail price I'm still spending $15 to $20 on tops and such which really adds up!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  21. That coat is such a gorgeous piece, great for just $10!

    So impressed by your great bargain finds! :)

    Away From Blue

  22. That coat is an awesome find!! And I love that pretty necklace!

    See What Katie Wears

  23. Ha Ha, those baby numbers do add up fast don't they
    Love the stripes and plaid together

  24. ahaha, some things really are just too good of a deal to pass up! At least you're finding rad deals--I'm over here swooning over $150 shoes, on the other hand.

    I love that coat, and I love that plaid, and I love these patterns. So much LOVE!

  25. Beautiful look, The scarf is gorgeous!!!


  26. I always have a thrift store too, if we are lucky we can get a good clothes with cheap price, awh lucky you, i love this look esp the sunnies!

  27. Super cute layering...sounds like you have been finding some amazing deals!

  28. Welcome to my world!! Sometimes it's soooo hard to not get carried away! I make sure that the quality of what I'm buying is great and that I don't already have something like it in my wardrobe (aka buying another black shirt when I have one or two already at home). Or if I must have it, I decided to get rid of another one I have at home :)

  29. This look is so perfect! Love the striped sweater and all your layers. And I've definitely fallen into that type of thrifting cycle where I almost forget that 'oh these purchases all add up!'

  30. Well, if you're getting amazing pieces like this, there's nothing wrong with doing a bit of thrifting, haha. I also love your tartan scarf! /Madison

  31. Totally get the temptation, that's a great coat! :)

  32. The coat is pretty fabulous! What a great find for $10. I just don't have the patience to thrift. I wish I did, though, I'm always so jealous of gals who find steals like these.

  33. I love this tartan scarf and yout italian's coat!!! You have done well to buy it! It 'been a fortune! I'm a new blogger from Italy. If you want, take a look at my blog.
    Eni K.


  34. Love your B&W outfit. The scarf adds such a nice touch. Have a wonderful Monday!

  35. love the layering and the plaid scarf! so cute!

  36. Its a goody for ten bones! You cant go wrong!

  37. I wish LA had some more reasonable priced thrifting places! I want to find crazy deals on amazing pieces!
    xo Adri

  38. It is truly amazing how you find such great deals. The scarf is just an amazing look!

  39. Love the classic appeal of this look-timeless!