Thrifty & Chic: Small Frye


Last weekend I went on a little thrift outing with my cousin-in-law. We had some great success! Natalie found a rad leather sling bag and I found some small Frye-like boots for Penelope! While we were shopping I found a bunch of awesome finds, but really held back. Do I need an 8th pair of boots? Perhaps not, but there was no way I was going to pass up these gorgeous black leather motorcycle boots. They were $10.

Isn’t she a little diva? Penelope wasn’t shopping with me when I found the boots, so it was a gamble whether or not they’d fit on her chubby feet. Luck was on my side because they fit perfectly!! She’ll probably grow out of them in the next month, but we will be having another kid sometime in the future, who could also benefit from my thrifty find.

I have to admit; I’m a little jealous that they’re Penelope’s size and not mine. Oh well. Everything is cuter when it’s micro-sized anyway. I’m not sure anyone else I’ve bragged to has had the same enthusiasm about these boots as I do, but I am more than thrilled about my wallet-savvy find!

Have you found any good deals lately? Leave a comment and tell me about it (links are welcome)!

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    1. Jennifer says:

      I love it! There’s a new thrift shop that just opened down the road from my school. I keep meaning to stop by after work. Hopefully, I’ll have an amazing post like this soon too!

    2. Katie says:

      I feel so inspired by your thrifting! Seriously it’s incredible. Some people have such a gift and eye and patience and seeing potential. You def have that gift! Hopefully one day I’ll be good at thrifting.

    3. Erin says:

      dude! Those are so AWESOME!!

    4. Tori says:

      Love your thrifting, it has definetely been awhile for me…I may have some actual plans for tomorrow! :)

      And I love penelope’s dress (+boots)!!

    5. What a darling girl and darling outfit. Love it!

    6. Em says:

      No extremely good finds, but I was at Downeast a few days ago and noticed some adorable lockets at the check-out (they always snag me with things like that at the checkout) Anyway they weren’t priced so I asked, to which the store girl replied “They’re 1 for 20 or 3 for 20.” Huh? I asked for clarification “Yep, I know it sounds silly but we’re trying to get rid of them.” JACKPOT! So I got 3 cute sterling silver monogrammed lockets for myself and two sisters in law, all for 20 bucks.

      • Melissa says:

        Em, Jackpot!! Great job! I love it when sales don’t make sense like that. It’s like it’s too good to be true, then it is. Thanks for sharing your thrifty find with us!

    7. Sue Pea says:

      That outfit. Awesome. I want one. Trés chic!

    8. My sister and I recently found these steals! We love them!

    9. stacey miller says:

      I love all of your thrifted finds. I am wanting to start thrift store shopping but am not sure what are some good stores to check out. I live in the SLC area and other than the DI wonder what other stores are worth checking out???

      • Melissa says:

        Thank you for your comment, Stacey! Here’s a small list of places I like to frequent in Salt Lake:

        Retro Rose (250 E 300 S)
        MisC /Missy/ (200 E 300 S)
        The Green Ant (200 E 300 S – same store as MisC)
        Decades (650 S State Street)
        Thrift on 33rd (2090 E 3300 S)
        Consignment Circuit (1464 E 3300 S)

    10. Jennie says:

      I love the little boots! And I think you’re right that they look so cute because they are tiny!
      I hit the jackpot at a garage sale this weekend! Four 1960s purses for a dollar each!! The lady that owned them must have had a purse for every outfit. No pictures on my blog yet…but trust me…they are amazing!

    11. heather says:

      um those are AH-MAZING!!!!

    12. A L says:

      I. Am. Jealous.

    13. summer says:

      cute! love her attitude & spunk! i love thrifting this time of year. i think spring cleaning leads to lots of donated treasures.

    14. Ronda says:

      I love her face in the first picture. What a cutie! I’m always excited to see your posts on thrifting. I really need to go to these places and check it out. I’ve always wondered about Decades on state st. I ussully see some cute dresses when I pass by. So I will have to stop in and actually see what they have.

    15. SarahJane says:

      This has got to be the cutest outfit ever. I recently found the most adorable vintage red polka dot dress at the D.I. I hope to post it soon. I hear ya on holding back. It seems that sometimes thrifting defeats its purpose with me because I can’t give up a good deal!!

    16. Melissa says:

      Those boots make for an overall adorably sassy lil’ outfit!

    17. Kenziepoo says:

      She is sooooo cute!!

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