I had major plans to provide you, the readers of Operation Sparkle, with some amazing infographics about thrifting today, but as I had a migraine this morning and ended up sleeping until 2 in the afternoon (!), I can only offer you some more spring looks. Have no fear, though, because they are rad! For my last installment on "how Holly can max out her credit card," I present you with the cute items that fit my spring fashion look! And be sure to stay tuned for some amazing graphic action later this week!
While I tend to gravitate away from newer, mall brands at thrift shops, I couldn't help myself with this adorable seafoam green and white striped dress from H&M. Perfect for the summer, do-able in the spring with the proper layering.
This vintage lace collar can be added onto any top for unlimited preciousness.
I have been in the market for a navy cardigan, and while this doesn't look like much, it is J Crew and only cost $2.95. The buttons are cute and I am already planning on shrinking it, just so it can have that little shrunken cardigan look going on.
I love the print and colors of this vintage sweater. Not only is it cute, but it is also really light—a perfect layering piece for spring!
Thanks to Laurie's current employer, I have this excellent silk, button down, capped sleeved top to add to my spring top collection! Go Jones New York!
I love these rust colored denim shorts so much that I had to buy them even though I will have to loss about 10 pounds to actually fit into them comfortably. Here's to hoping.
I found some great skirts on this thrifting trip, and here are my favorites:
This grey skirt is a great t-shirt/sweatshirt material and flows so preciously that I feel like a little upside down flower when I have it on. Simple but guaranteed to get a lot of wear!
I love, love, love the color of this highwaisted vintage plaid skirt. I already have one, but it is a bit more poofy and pleated...this one is a much better streamlined fit for the classy look I am going for. I tested it out at work yesterday with my cropped tie denim top and it was a winner!
A perfect sexy little slip!
These two toned suede oxfords are just precious.
Sandal weather may be a ways off, but these white leather slip-ons are going to be a great way to finish off my spring looks!
And THAT, my friends, is how you spend $200* thrifting!
*For full disclosure, there were a number of items I haven't featured as part of this PTTS special just because they were rather dudish or just didn't fit with the others and weren't awesome enough to get their own post. I also included the $20 lunch tab in the final tally.