Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Vintage Street Style

Thrift is all about the vintage stylings with just enough feminie sex appeal and a touch of street cred to make a girl feel extra spunky! We get inspired by vintage images and the beautiful street style we see in Chicago everyday! We are currently working on our Summer 2009 line and are hoping to bring you some funky pieces with a touch of sexy femininity this summer!

Keep checking back for more information on events we will be participating in with the Chipped Red Polish Crew as well as fashion shows we will be in! Just an FYI Thrift will be showcased at the UIC Fashion Show Friday April 3, 2009! So, please show us some love and check out the show!!

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dangerous Curves Fashion Show

This past week I was ablet to spend some time with one of Chicago's premier stylist-Tamika Martell! We met up at the Chicago's Shecky's Girls Night Out Event at the Great Hall in Union Station. We talked fashion and goals and pretty much made a new friend!

Tamika is a talented woman with a great company with incredible vision! April 25th from 7-10 she will be hosting the Dangerous Curves Fashion Show. A show that she produced with the Chicago woman's needs in mind.

It is a show dedicated to the many body types of women and showcases current fashion and trends. All proceeds from the show will be donated to 2nd Chance Chicago! This is a great event filled with fashion AND charity! A fabulous way to spend a night!

For more information please check out: http://www.a-linestyleservices.com/events.html!

Also, check out the Chicago Examiner this monday for my interview with this down to earth stylist!!

Stay tuned readers!


Monday, March 16, 2009


If you ladies, are just like us, you know that a great day often includes listening to some great tunes by likes of Joan Jett and Blondie, chilling out reading a book, and painting your toesies that awesome shade of blood red, but it just always seems to chip, doesn't it??

Like the saying goes in Breakfast at Tiffany's, "Don't you ever just feel like you've got the mean reds?"....Just like that chipped polish on your fingers and the slightly unkempt yet fabulously chic Holly Go Lightly, your are NOT perfect.

Yet, isn't that what makes you so special, so creative, so unique? Ladies, I present to you the artist collective and new Chicago crew: Chipped Red Polish! Victoria and I recently joined this group of aspiring and established musicians, artists and designers. Each of the women in this group is so incredibly talented they must be commiting some sort of felony! Their beauty, grace and brains is what drew us to the group!


Chipped Red Polish is all about promoting each of the artists through an online blog (check us out: http://www.chipped-red-polish.blogspot.com/), Myspace (www.myspace.com/chippedredpolish) and YES through nightlife events! We will be out and about Chicago throwing banging parties while promoting a positive feel in the artistic industry as well as each of our own work!

This past Sunday all the ladies of the CRP Crew got together for a photoshoot! The images will be up on our blog and myspace shortly! The kind owners of Chicago's own HellzBellz were nice enough to get us some great tees to vogue in!

In conjunction with this new endeavor THRIFT-for the good find is embarking on, Victoria and I will each be branching into our own specialized blogs for Chipped Red Polish. We both will continue to update the THRIFT blog with great ideas that pertain to the line as well as showcase new additions for Summer and Winter! So, please keep checking back. BUT--Make sure you check out each of our new blogs as well!

Jenny's Blog--The Style File (http://www.jennys-fashion-files.blogspot.com/)
Vicky's Blog--Beast Bid (http://www.beastbid.blogspot.com/)

Stay tuned!


Check out your very own good find at: http://www.thegoodfind.etsy.com/! Don't forget to be our friend on myspace: www.myspace.com/thegoodfind!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stitch y Bitch! Why? Because we said so!

THRIFTERs and Knitters! Meet the lovely Knittas! This is a fun group of women who stitch and bitch together! It's like a jam session only with knitting needles and yarn! They will be hosting their stitch y bitch session at Efebos Cafe on March 25 2008 from 7-9 pm! You can learn to knit and even get help on a project- if your stuck on that one little purl! Defintely stop by and join in the fun. Hey, maybe you'll be inspired to create more and then take a place with THRIFT-for the good find on Etsy?! Just a thought! For more info: check out: http://www.elstitchybitch.blogspot.com/!

Artist Girl Power!

We at THRIFT are all about empowering women to be inspiring, creative and most importantly confident! Because of that we just love learning about other women trying to make a name for themselves with art!

We were able to catch wind about an incredible artist out of Santa Cruz! Sarah Jane is her name and you should definitely check her stuff out on myspace. She is a singer, but she also does incredible grafitti art and in the essence of one of a kind pieces - hand paints accessories!

Sarah Jane and THRIFT are soul mates! She creates bold beautiful grafitti inspired paintings and wall art in the Santa Cruz, Cali area! We just fell in love with her bold and bright colors and ecclectic style! She primarily focuses on her music and art work, but likes to dabble in designing. She sells fun hand painted hats and hoodies that we know THRIFT lovers would LOVE to rock!

She is also a great musician with a hip hop, rock pop vibe. She's got spunky style with fun lyrics! While you are browsing our spot on myspace: www.myspace.com/thegoodfind take a second and give her a shout at: www.myspace.com/sarahjaner!

Have a great week lovely readers!


Monday, March 2, 2009

Go Green This Spring

March has most suprisingly appeared in a regal manner! We are now another month closer to the lovely weather of Chicago Spring. March is also a fun time to go green, in both the literal and environmentally friendly way as well!

It is the month of St. Patty's Day after all and wouldn't it be fun to dress up in a lil' green yourself for this holiday while promoting an environmentally positive effort such as THRIFT??!!

Well, Thrifters, I say take a risk and join your fellow Irish men and women and look fabulously mean (not angry, but definitely fierce) in green this St. Patty's Day! Thrift has some very sexy and chic green pieces to choose from:

Pick up the schmancy and add some incredibly skinny dark denim for a very sexy yet bikeresqe feel. OR you can look o-so-cute in our girlscout hand painted skirt! Take a look at http://www.thegoodfind.etsy.com/ for other fun pieces to add to your spring wardrobe! Enjoy the week all!

Team Thrift

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