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Boise Thrifting Adventure

I spent the weekend in Boise visiting my BFF Audrey and thrifting like crazy. It was awesome. Idahoans don't seem to value vintage clothing and décor very much, so we hit the jackpot everywhere we went. And did I mention the sales? Oh, man. I wound up with 15 shirts, 3 dresses, 3 trays, 2 pieces of art, 1 pillow, 1 pair of (unworn) socks, 1 baby gift, 1 wallet and 1 metal tin ... for $79. Mindblowing.

I didn't take many pictures, but here are a few snapshots from the weekend. You'll be seeing many of my thrifted treasures in outfit posts to come ...

That's Audrey outside our first Idaho Youth Ranch, which happened to be having its Founder's Day sale—50% off. I found tons of retro silk blouses here. They also had a great furniture selection of which I was sadly unable to take advantage.

Here I am trying on a cute printed dress at a different Idaho Youth Ranch. I didn't end up getting this one because it was too big in the waist and looked kinda schlumpy. You can't tell from the picture, but trust me.

(By the way, the necklace I'm wearing—a gift from my boyfriend—is my go-to accessory for thrifting. It makes everything I try on look a little better.)

Picked up this western snap-up shirt for the boyfriend (and probably me). $2

Couldn't resist taking a picture of this gem. Hilarious. Cowboy round-up! It would make sense if it were child-sized, but no ... it's meant for a grown man.

Audrey ended up taking home this stunning mid-century modern record player for $60. We tested it out beforehand, and the sound was amazing. Came with a free Pat Boon record too—hah!

On a related note, I did an interview on thrifting tips recently for the shopping site Retail Me Not. Check it out!

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