Thrifting on Instagram – Blush & Cotton Shop

Have you guys started shopping on Instagram yet?

I don’t mean by clicking on the links or the ads that pop up on Instagram while you’re scrolling through your feed in the middle of the night. I mean, actually shopping someone’s “closet” on Instagram!

This has gotten pretty popular lately and I must say, I have really become quite the fan. For me, I was always worried about it being a scam. So, I followed a few accounts and just watched for awhile. I saw that people really liked shopping at a few of these shops and I figured I’d give it a shot.

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I happened to stumble upon Blush & Cotton Shop and it was basically love at first sight. She had some fabulous pieces,  some that were gently used and quite a few that were new with tags! Now, if anyone is familiar with “thrifting” you’re probably

hitting up the closest Goodwill or secondhand store to try stuff on. You can inspect the items you’re buying and decide if you want to get it.

Well, that was an issue for me. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get anything (used) online if I couldn’t check it over. I also couldn’t try it on. I tend to not buy clothes online unless I already know what my size is. With those two issues standing in my way, Luana (the owner of the shop) would describe everything that was going on with the piece. And with Instagram’s new multiple photos feature, she is able to show more photos per item. On top of that, she would even DM (direct message) me with try ons so I could see how the clothes would actually lay. Now, it was kind of weird at first to ask her to try something on for me but it worked out so well. I have fit in everything she’s sent my way. Even if we are not the exact same size in something, it’s still great to see how something would lay or the length of something as opposed to seeing it on a mannequin or a hanger.

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So, this is a little story about our thirfting journey!!

My love and I decided that it would be fun to go to thrift stores to buy things to make our house look nice. Some things could look old but we can fix them up! I am sure we can combine our talents to make some beautiful pieces!

But for our first time, we started out small.

I printed off a list of some thrift stores that we should check out and hubs made a map on the way to another city to check these out. We live in the middle of nowhere so we thought going to a bigger city would be better.

Unfortunately, most of those places closed at around 6pm and we were heading out pretty late. Oh well, we were going to make it fun for us anyway!

We walked into the first store and I saw a BUNCH of clothes that I wanted to refashion, RIGHT away. BUT I refrained and decided to look at things for the home with him. We found a couple things like this set of 4 jars for $15. We found them in the “nicer china” section of the thrift store. I also found a huge rack of ties and decided it might be a good idea to show him what was over there. Cute tie for J for less than a dollar. 🙂 I ended up seeing a handbag as well. Thought it was cute so I scooped that up for about 8 bucks. I bought a book and J bought two. Funny thing is, when we got home…he realized he already had both of them. lol!

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I saw a bunch of things that I wanted to check out and take home with me but I decided to hold off a little bit. This was our first time out so I just took it easy. I saw old film cameras and I wanted to take them home with me! I just love film and I wish we used it more. Unfortunately…these days it’s so darn expensive. 🙁 Oh, well. Maybe next time I will take a closer look at them!

Then we decided to hit up a couple other stores that “were close by.” And by close by…we ended up seeing that there were 3 other ones…right next door to each other. So it was just a strip of 4 thrift shops! Heck yeah!

We walked through a few other places and checked them out. Nothing really jumped at us. And any furniture we may have been interested in, we waited. I mean…there’s not much furniture you can fit into a Nissan Altima. Haha.

But after going to those 3 stores, we walked out with a cute little stand that we are going to use to put a plant on near the front door and I walked away with another purse. What’s wrong with me?! Haha. I don’t even use that many purses because I am ALWAYS in uniform and I can’t use any fun colors purses! We also got a bunch of kids books! Our son may not be out yet, but we plan to have a bookshelf full of books for him to read and for us to read to him. We have to strengthen his mind! 🙂

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Either way, I think we made out pretty well for our first time! We will eventually get more experienced at this and maybe be able to find some great pieces for the house. Especially the kinds of pieces I need for a little project I am working on!! You’ll get to see all of that some time! Promise!

Do any of you go thirfting?! I know I recently followed a TON of DIY and refashion blogs! I may learn a little something!! And if you have any tips for me, please…feel free to leave them in the comments!

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