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Thrift Score Thursday: R&K and Some Lovely Trays!

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A Most Secretive Maxi Dress

Welcome to another installment of Thrift Score Thursday!

My favorite thrifty find for this week is this adorable vintage R&K sundress!


I look angry, but I'm really happy!  :)
I look angry, but I’m really happy with my $1 dress! 🙂


So light!  So comfy!  So perfect for a 97 degree day!


I'm in the know, doncha know?  ;)
I’m in the know, doncha know? 😉


This R&K dress was hanging next to several other R&K dresses of the exact same size, so I scooped ’em all up.  The others will have to be refashioned, and I can’t wait to show them to you!  I paired this one with a big pair of shades and my Jack Rogers Sandals (that curiously seem to go with everything).

My other thrifty find this week (It was a light week) is this set of adorable tiny appetizer trays!

Aren’t they the cutest?


At 10 cents apeice, I was quite thrilled!  🙂

What thrifty finds have you scored this week?


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  • Hélène


    In France (yes you have a fan in France !), we have some goodwill shops named EMMAUS with a lot of things (clothes, furnitures and so on) with a lot of prices (from 1 euro -1.25 dollar to 80 euros -99 dollars for furniture or more). I got a Lacoste tee shirt for 5 euros (6.20 dollars) and I try to go there as often as possible. As I live at the spanish border I go to the spanish Emmaus. I am looking for clothes for my little daughter and from time to time I found clothes for me. Too I go to the attic sales and the prices are the name that Emmaus.

  • Meredith Stand

    You are so creative, I love what you do with the clothes! I really really LOVE your Owl necklace. It is stunning…. any chance you can share where you got that?

  • Jessica Jay

    Just saw the Buzzfeed post about your work, you’re such an inspiration!! I’ve been wanting to do the same thing for YEARS, and I’ve made a few pieces, but nothing major as I’m still a beginner. Just got a serger machine, so really excited to start making some well-tailored pieces with strong seams. Just wanted to write and say that I can’t wait to see more of your work; thank you for being such a creative, talented, fun, and giving beauty. The world needs more trend-STARTERS like you!!

  • re-dress

    I love that you share your finds as well as your refashions. I’m definitely addicted to your blog and thrifting. It’s great to see you back in the swing – it helps me to be the same. My awesome find this week was two Land’s End preppy madras dresses that fit perfectly. Goodwill had a 35% off sale for the 4th of July. My daughter told me to embrace my inner preppyness, and boy, did I!

  • kelly

    LOVE & look forward to my weekly dose of your refashion!! My best find of late is a BETSEY JOHNSON skirt for $2!!!! it looks like a vintage scarf skirt electric blue, sunshine yellow and hot pink!!!!! MY NEW LOVE 🙂 keep you the GREAT WORK!!!

  • senjiva

    those little trays remind me of the pink and blue ones we had as kids. My dad always put our snacks on them and it felt so special. I think they had been my Grandma’s

  • Dianne Davis

    i did really well this week. A floral sundress, a black cargo dress, a circle skirt with tiki huts all around it, a plaid circle skirt and a striped express top. They almost all needed a bit of fixing here and there but not much. 🙂

  • Juliana Santos

    Hi dear 🙂
    I discovered your blog and I loved it! I’m Brazilian, 30, and I think your job it’s amazing!!! I’m in love with your hibiscus dress and another one with flowers and one shoulder too. Congrats!!! You have a gift! Bless you! (Sorry my English)
    With love, Juliana :]

  • Rosie

    I found a super cute store the other day called ragstock and totally fell in love and was thinking of your blog the whole time, haaa 🙂 I scored some sweet shades, a cool tank top, and an ‘almost there’ jacket that looked like it could use some love. I really want to go back but unfortunately they only have stores in the midwest and I’m only here on vacation :c Thank the lord for online stores!
    But yeah I probably wouldn’t have even looked in there if it weren’t for this blog, so thank you for converting me, ha ha!

  • puggo

    HI!!! Love your blog and I have read every single post you’ve made. Vancouver (Canada) thrift stores are expensive here. I got some deals though when one was going out of business, got a leather jacket for a dollar. It’s way old school, so I want to cut it up into squares and crochet around each piece and make something like a skirt. If you have any ideas of what to do with leather pieces, I would love it. Keep up your good work. You’re so adorable!

  • socalgardeneats

    I love the by-the-pound Goodwills. Our price is $2.49 per lb, but even at that price a blouse is about a dollar. I bought this beautiful wool coat that fits perfectly for $7.50 too. I can’t count how many work blouses, trousers, sweaters and scarves that I got from there. But my favorite find so far is a Theory jacket that was severely sweat-stained. Since it was cotton, I just cleaned it up with hydrogen peroxide and some soap and it was good as new (and disinfected!) I love the fact that it fits me perfectly, is beautiful, makes everyone jealous, and finally, was saved from going into a landfill.

  • Sally

    I’ve got some great things lately: a genuine snake skin belt that says “made in France” for $2, a pair of silk shorts for $1 (I’ll need to refashion them because they are huge and in a dowdy style, but they were $1 and silk, so I’m willing to risk it), a cute royal blue skirt for $1 that needs a hem, and the best: this funky jacket from an Icelandic designer called Elm Design for $15. It’s a bit more than I would normally spend thrifting, but this brand is sold at this super swanky shop in my area and I’m sure it was originally in the realm of $500. It needs no refashion — just to be worn. Also a bread machine for $10, so now my house smells like bread.

    The absolutely best thrift I found was at an estate sale (where I find some of my best things) — it was a gorgeous silk Chanel skirt for – wait for it – $5. Yup. I wore the hell out of that thing until I got a little too much booty to make it work, so I gave it to a friend of mine and made her promise she’d wear it as proudly as I did.

  • Andrea

    I try to go to my local thrift stores once a week. Found a Ralph Lauren off-white linen purse with dark brown leather trim for $5.99.

  • Beth

    Love your blog! It always inspires. My Thursday scores today were a very cute blue cotton shirt with delicate flower print (£3.75) and a purple corduroy mini skirt (£2.50). Since I found your blog I now buy 95% of my clothes in charity shops (as we call them here in blighty), and I have to say I’m slightly addicted – I now have so many lovely clothes that I would never have been able to buy new. Plus it’s way more ethical. We don’t have many £1 items here though – since the whole ‘vintage’ thing became fashionable the second-hand shops have got more expensive. But if you know where to go you can still get great bargains – my favourite shop is tucked away by the bus station on my way to work – everything is £3. Love it.

  • Mickey

    Lovely finds Jilly. I throw some tags (what a friend calls thrift store shopping) often. Two fab finds were a Longerberger kiddie purse for $2 and on a separate excursion a genuine pair of Tiffany ss hoops for $25. Talk ’bout keeping something close to your chest until I could checkout ….. I was afraid someone was going to grab me and say sorry but that price is a huge mistake.

  • Chelsea

    Found an AMAZING 1950s styled perfect red and white polka-dot dress. Looks fantastic!! I’m always on the look out for retro, 40s or 50s clothing; it being my favorite eras and my husband is a photographer. I started refashioning clothes after looking through this blog and I never felt more inspired than looking on here! You’re amazing, Jillian; A great inspiration to us! Thank you for all of your hard work keeping us updated and informed on how to look fabulous<3

  • MizzJen

    Scored a beautiful red vinyl late 50s / early 60s handbag for $2, and a gold sueded leather Judith Ripka “Jane” East/West Zip Top Bag in mint condition for $10 at a St. Vincent DePauls store. OH SO happy!

  • Jill Moran

    Scored a beautiful old leather doctor’s/brief case full of buckles and pockets. Got it for $10 at a hospital thrift store. Clutched it tightly to my bosom so no one would see the deal I scored. Would attach a pic but don’t think I can in this comments section.

  • Jenn V

    I think the best thing I ever found was a silk Ralph Lauren dress. It’s brown silk with wee polka dots, cut on the bias. I think I paid about $8 for it. Paid about $40 to have it tailored…
    Thrift stores in Canada don’t seem to be what they are in the US. Prices are a lot higher than what they used to be (still cheap compared…) but there are no $1 dresses. It’s probably resulting from the “mainstreaming” of thrift stores..

    It’s great for my daughter (Jillian) who is about a 0-2 because we find all sorts of trendy clothes at single parent affordability!

    I haven’t refashioned anything yet (myself) but I’m always inspired to try when I see your marvelous results!!

  • outerbankshouseseller

    As always, love your posts!! I have scored so many good things at our local thrift shops … I am constantly amazed at what people discard. Love the dress….and you’re right, those Jack Rodgers go with everything!

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