Second Hand Treasures

I’m doing a post on my second hand finds today.
Second hand shops haven’t been so popular in Croatia. They’ve only started appearing in a last year – year and a half and are becoming more and more popular. Yay! I don’t know about you, but I love second hand shops and flea markets! I don’t even need to buy anything, I just like looking around discovering hidden treasures. You know what they say: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. So true!

So, I’ll post a couple of pictures with some of my treasures. 🙂
Please excuse poor pictures and lightning. I am still learning this stuff.

As you will see, there are a lot of pleated skirts. Couldn’t get enough of them. All of this stuff was bought either in second hand shops or flea markets.

Hope you like it! =)

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This floral skirt was actually some weird lenght (mid calf) so I shortened it and it is now one of my favourites! Plus, it has pockets! I love it when skirts or dresses have pockets. It was only 35 cents.

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I was looking for this kind of a skirt in stores, but couldn’t find it anywhere. Finally, I found it in a flea market for 80 cents. The black shirt is from a SHS also for 80 cents. ”J. Crew” bubble bib necklace is from E-bay (under 2$).

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This skirt is so comfortable to wear. It is some smooth, light, flowy material which is great for summer. I usually wear it like this, but sometimes also on the hips, so it’s a bit longer then. Got it for 35 cents.

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I haven’t worn this skirt yet. Don’t know why. :/ I’m actually not sure if it fits me well. Got it at the flea market for 35 cents. T shirt wasn’t much either. It is a New Look T shirt, on sale for 4.40$ and the belt is Terranova for 1.70$.

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Golden skirt for 35 cents. I shortened it and haven’t worn it because I think I’ve gone over board and it’s a bit too short now. I’ll probably give it away.

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I feel so girly when I wear this skirt. 🙂 I love the pleats and the flowers and the lenght. Perfect! It was 80 cents and the jeans vest was 1.70$. The yellow necklace is Accessorize (1.70$) and the black tank is Primark (under 2.50$).

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I’ve already posted this one, but why not again. I like it! 🙂
Skirt: 80 cents, Shirt: 80 cents, Necklace: under 2$, Bracelets: 1.70$, Flats: 14$

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This is my teacher dress. Can’t wait to wear it to work! It is Zara for 7$. Belt E bay for 1$.

And for the end, some lovely bags.

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That’s it for now.
How are the second hands in your country? Do you shop in them?
I was in London this summer and I was so sad I didn’t have time to go to some SHS. I don’t even know of any good ones. Have to look it up for next time or better, if you guys could share if someone’s from London?

Also, I’m curious. What do you consider a good find?

Well, I hope you like my little growing collection of second hand treasures. What’s your favourite one? How would you style it?

I would love to hear comments and styling suggestions from fellow thrifters! 🙂

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Project Undecided

I went thrift shopping yesterday. I saw this great hat two days ago, but didn’t have the time to go in. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it. Just as I walked in the store, some lady was trying it on. *sad* 😦

However, I did see this waaaay too big dress and immediately thought it would make a great party dress.

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I really love the details on the fabric.

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Initially I had this idea of a pencil dress above the knees with 3/4 sleeves. Something like the red dress down. Then I saw this neon dress and loved it! Now I’m not sure what to do?

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All I know is that I don’t want to mess it up. Since I am still a beginner, I am feeling a bit subconscious about my sewing skills. I would like to wear the dress when I’m done with it!

So I’m looking for some nice patterns along the lines od the pictures above, but if you’ve got any other suggestions I would love to hear them!

What would you do with this dress?

Second Chance

Dugo nisam pisala. Uvijek nešto dođe pa posao, ovo-ono, no bila sam vrijedna. Šivam u zadnje vrijeme, malo sam se više bacila u to i imam 101 ideju što bih htjela i mogla napraviti.

Sa sunčanim vremenom otvara se i sezona Hrelića. Ne znam kakvo je vaše mišljenje o Hreliću, no mene to veseli. Volim otići tamo i ako ništa drugo, prošetati se. Može se vidjeti stvarno svašta. Neke stvari koje vam niti ne padnu na pamet tamo možete pronaći. Ja volim tamo kupiti i pokoji komad robe jer kako se učim šivati ne isplati mi se trošiti puno novaca na materijale. Sigurno od prve neću dobro sašiti pa ovako za kunu-dvije kupim neku krpicu za vježbati. No, nekada se stvarno nađe i dobre robe za nositi. Nadam se da ću iduću nedjelju malo protegnuti noge do tamo!

Umjesto Hrelića, ovu sam subotu svratila u jedan Second Hand koji mi je na putu na posao i naišla na neke dobre stvari. Sa SH dućanima (i općenito buvljacima) se stvarno nikada ne zna. Nekada se neće naići ni na što, a drugi put možda otiđete van s punom vrećicom. Trebalo bi biti redovan u posjetima. Također se isplati raspitati kada imaju sniženja. Većina dućana ima sve u pola cijene preko vikenda pa pitajte prodavačicu.

Kada sam zamjetila ovaj šos na vješalici, znala sam da je moj!

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Mislim kako svaka žena u svom ormaru treba imati barem jedan pencil skirt (koji je uopće hrvatski naziv za takvu suknju?). Laska ženskoj figuri, izgleda se poslovno i ženstveno istovremeno. To je stvarno osnovni komad odjeće za posao koji se može svakako kombinirati.

Odlično je sačuvan – nema nikakvih mrlja ili rupica. Stvarno kao nov! Dođe mi malo iznad koljena. Taman za posao! Cijena? U pola cijene: 5kn!

Druga stvar na koju sam naišla je…

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… jedna haljina za 10kn koja inače baš nije nešto, nije imala formu i bila je preeeširoka. Nisam bila sigurna da li da je uzmem ili ne, ali dezen mi je bio super retro i imala sam u glavi otprilike što bih iz nje htjela napravila. Tako da sam jučer popodne šivala i prešivavala, rezala i izvodila svašta dok nisam bila zadovoljna. Evo što je na kraju ispalo.

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Skinula sam rukave i napravila cap sleeves (kako se učim (između ostalog) s neta, baratam engleskim nazivima, ali ne znam hrvatske ekvivalente :S). Umjesto obične kragne našila sam trakicu koja je inače bila remen i sad je vežem u mašnicu. Inače se kragna može nositi na dva načina jer je nisam skinula, samo sam je ispod podvinula. Tako da je mogu i izvući van i nositi normalno. Bili su neki ružni, ogromni gumbi koje sam skinula (moram naći neku zamjenu). Doljnji sam dio odrezala, napravila tunel i provela lastiku, malo suzila gornji dio i voila! ”Nova” haljina.
Ja sam zadovoljna kako je ispalo i definitivno ću je nositi i na posao i za na kave! 🙂

Što vi mislite o Second Hand dućanima i buvljacima?