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Everyone loves a good deal!  Consignment shops are one of the places that I find fabulous deals.  You never know what gem you are going to find!  If you can keep an open mind and have some patience to browse through racks, then you can acquire some unique pieces of clothing! Can you guess which item was thrifted?

top :: vintage Escada (thrifted)
skirt :: Gap (old)
necklace :: Premier
shoes :: Enzo Angiolini (mom)
bag :: Coach (outlet)

The top was part of a two piece set.  For $18, I got a silk blouse and wool pants from Escada (the Margaretha Ley era).  You would think it’s a mistake, but it’s the same resale shop that I got Mr. S’s Coach briefcase for $30, my yellow Escada jacket for $18, and Hudson jeans for $6!  I have three consignment shops in the area that I like to check out when I have time.  {They are listed in my FW Faves tabs.}

I love the stagecoaches and soldiers on horseback!  The blouse has billowy sleeves – Don’t get me started on that!  I would probably look like a pirate with poofy sleeves everyday if I could!  And there is even a stagecoach on the button! 
I paired it with a neutral bag and shoes since the blouse and skirt are so bold!  I thought it was fitting to wear my Coach bag with the stagecoaches!  I’m “coaching” it today!
I know that not everyone is comfortable with shopping at resale/consignment shops.  If you ask around for nicer ones, it may be easier to start that way.  (Really, I will go anywhere!  I’ve found a copper pitcher at Goodwill for $5!)

Happy Friday!!

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  1. I think I went to a consignment shop….once.  I really should go and look again because there is a high-end one near my place!  OK…Maragaretha Ley Escada for $18???  That is a SERIOUS deal and I like how you paired it with the skirt, very nicely done!

  2. SkippySays says:

    Girl that’s an amazing deal you got- what a score!! Love the blouse and love love love how you styled it!

  3. definingtabitha says:

    Ok I really need to know what consignment shop you’re going to cause I don’t think I’ve scored as great as you did. Love this outfit.

  4. Kim A. says:

    Sam, that’s an awesome top and I’m adoring the buttons girl! OMG’d you got the blouse and pants for $18. Tell them to open a shop in New Orleans! PLEASEEEEE! HaHa And I can’t get over that Coach bag you got for $30. You have such great style girl and you know how NOT to break the bank. Have an awesome weekend Sam! No more rain! No more rain! hahahaha xoxo Kim

  5. jelita78 says:

    ohhh i love it when u said to pair it with neutral shade bag and shoes!
    best advice ever!

  6. Kim A. says:

    Hey Sam! Check out my blog. I gave you an award! WOOT :)
    SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

  7. Rachael says:

    What amazing deals. I have a love/hate relationship with consignment shops. Most of the time everything I see for sale is still overpriced (say, $50 for a Nanette Lepore blouse from last season). I can never find anything astounding deals.
    A shop just up the road from me always has Chanel jackets in stock, though :) Maybe one day…

    Love the bold outfit!

  8. Samantha says:

    Definitely check it out!  People have found Chanel at consignment shops (sometimes they still come with a high price tag though).  You need to find one that has good stuff at a reasonable price.  There is one consignment shop that only carries designer stuff so they have higher prices.

  9. Samantha says:

    Thank you Inna!

  10. Samantha says:

    Hi Tabitha!!  This particular resale shop is the Double Exposure in Fort Worth!!  I have my favorite consignment shops listed in my FW Faves!

  11. Samantha says:

    Kim, I wish I knew how NOT to break the bank!  I seem to be a pretty efficient spender at all levels of shopping, unfortunately!!  I did buy something of ebay from Swap Boutique in New Orleans.  I ended up returning the dress because it didn’t fit – but they were super nice.  They have mostly designer stuff with designer prices but sometimes you’ll find a reasonable deal!  (And I don’t know what they have in stores so you may need to check it out!)

  12. Samantha says:

    Oh thanks jelita!!  Neutral bag and shoes are my answer for a lot of outfits!!  :o)

  13. Samantha says:

    Hi Rachael!  I know what you mean!  I was lucky to find this place!  Most of the consignment shops that sell designer items still have designer prices.  There’s a place in Houston that has Chanel this and that but they prices were still high.  And you never know, a lot of those places offer coupons or deals for those who follow them (if they have a facebook page or email sign ups).

  14. Mary&Dyer says:

    So so super gorgeous!! I am in love with your thrifted top! It’s beautiful! xox

    Come visit soon!Blessings,

  15. Samantha says:

    Thanks sweetie! I’m behind on all my blogs!!

  16. Wow, what a bargain! Prices can be high here in the UK but every now and then, I’ve been able to dig something up. 

  17. Mimi says:

    this ensemble is gorgeous! i wasn’t sure which piece is thrifted, but i didn’t think it would be the top — it looks new and beautiful! :)

    <3, Mimi of Beauty Giveaway :)

  18. Black is the New Black says:

    what a fab outfit!

  19. dotty says:

    that top is an amazing thrift find!  the print is so unique and fun!

    dash dot dotty 

  20. feveragnes says:

    u have so much style!!! simply stunning.

    follow u now x

    Follow me on:Miss Kwong – Art and Fashion

  21. i really like the purse with this vintage top….

  22. Samantha says:

    Actually, you (and Kenya) have found some of the best deals!!!

  23. Samantha says:

    Hi Mimi!  Thank you and I’m glad you stopped by!  Will check out you blog soon!  xo

  24. Samantha says:

    Thanks for the sweet words Black is the New Black! :o)

  25. Samantha says:

    Thank you dotty!  I was so surprised when I saw the outfit hanging there – surprised no one scooped it up before me!

  26. Samantha says:

    Thanks feveragnes!!  Will definitely check out your blog and thanks for following!  :o)

  27. Samantha says:

    Thanks June!!  :o)

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