Thrifting Treasures! Happy, Happy Me

Yesterday was a very, very good thrifting day. As I was scanning the Goodwill in Chelsea, hoping for a nice wool sweater, I spotted a “new arrival”: a like-new genuine leather jacket with faux fur collar. My old pleather jacket was looking a bit ratty, the faux-sherpa lining getting dull and matted.

I snatched up this baby and fell in love right there in the Goodwill. “You’re coming home with me,” I whispered, and it did — right on my back! I donated the old jacket and haven’t taken this one off yet. And — the price was $25. Happy, happy thrifter! And thank you to anonymous woman who didn’t want her new leather jacket anymore.  ☺

Statues in Sheridan Square, across from the historic Stonewall Inn

At one of my favorite thrifts, Housing Authority on W 17th, I found this pristine little leather purse by Desmo. It’s the perfect bag for short trips around the city, much lighter than the big Coach tote I have been using.

My “new” Desmo bag is perfect for short jaunts – small and neat. And $12, oh yeah.

And – pictures forthcoming – my final score du jour was a pair of Donald J. Pliner nylon and leather boots. They were waiting for me at the Goodwill on W 8th Street. They are so fab, in great condition and under $20. Thank you again, lady-with-awesome-boots, for donating them.

Hope your October weekend is fantastic, whether thrifting, playing, recreating, or just enjoying the crisp cool air.

Note to readers: We had some technical problems at Not Dead Yet Style this past week, but all is well now. Big hugs to my IT guy, beloved husband and geek, for making it all better. xoxo

Visible Monday is on its “off” week this coming weekend, so we can recharge and refresh. ☺ We’ll be back on Monday, November 4th (actually, the Sunday evening

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  1. Oooh! What a gorgeous jacket. Congrats on the find. I always send out a big thank you to whoever donated the pieces I thrift. I wouldn't have a closet without donations!

  2. You did well on your purchases! The weather must be so different to your usual Florida heat, hopefully you'll get lots of wear out of your gorgeous jacket

  3. What fantastic finds and can't wait to see the new boots. Love that jacket and is perfect for you!

  4. Looks like you got some great finds! Thanks for the info on the Visible Mondays too. I'm new to the blogging community, that looks like a great opportunity to connect!

  5. What a fabulous jacket! You needed it yesterday–it was cold in nyc! It looks great on you. I love the Housing Works, too! Sounds like a great trip.

  6. You have been having such a fabulous time in NYC!!! And WOW have you got some awesome hauls!!

  7. You look like you are having so much fun – I am enjoying myself vicariously! Thank you!

  8. Terrific jacket and bag. Congratulations on such good thrifted items. I am going crazy here in Holland. Never, ever, do we get such good bargains. And there is not a blogger or she tells me about all these treasures. Time to emigrate I suppose.

  9. Wow what a great find! I love thrifting myself, my kids are convinced I have a problem haha enjoy your sunday!



  10. You did really good!! I think I would wear that even if it is just Florida-cold!!! Glad you have a perfect momento of your trip, Patti!!

  11. Awesome find! Coincidentally I just posted about some latest thrift treasures, too. πŸ˜€ You look right at home in New York!

  12. I adore that jacket – you have my entire approval on that score! Wonderful on you. Can't wait to see your boots!

  13. All that mind exposure and look what happens – you fall hard for nearest jacket you can find, and in public! Love that!! And excellent new bag. Lots of thrifting god karma going on there. Up to my eyeballs in work this weekend…but I like it.

  14. It's great to find good stuff at charity shops πŸ™‚
    I wish I was in NYC with you right now!!!

  15. What great finds and excellent prices, too! That jacket looks wonderfully cool on you! xxx

  16. Oh thanks! for noticing the date error, Val. Hmmm, back in time . . .

  17. Splendid find Patti! You look cozy and stylish. I see you're wearing a hat too…yay. Have we seen your jeans before? I love that stripe down the side. I have a serious hankering to do some thrift shopping in new to me stores. Hmmmm…maybe a plan for this weekend.

  18. What great luck! You'll have to visit New York more often – especially if you want to wear that cozy warm leather jacket. A NY blogger-thrift meet up would be amazing, wouldn't it? I'm sure we can all afford it.

    The date you have for the next Visible Monday seems to be left from last time – it says October 21. Or maybe we can go back in time…

  19. you got me there, Paula – Whilst I shiver, I see men in their shirt sleeves buzzing around. xo

  20. That jacket is a wonderful find, Patti. You look so cosy and super-stylish! Great little bag too, and I can't wait to see the boots. I think an NYC international blogger thrift shopping meet-up is required, don't you?! Now wouldn't that be fun… xxxxx

  21. I'm never that lucky when I go thrifting! What a super find. Love it πŸ™‚

  22. Looks cold in NY; or is that just a floridian not used to 50 degrees???
    Great find–you look like you are having fun! Xoxo

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