Unicorns Shop at Crossroads

Today I returned (for the third time) to one of my favorite thrift stores, Crossroads Trading Co, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

Crossroads
Crossroads

 I went to to this thrift store for the first time in May and fell in love with the selection, the selling process (yes, they buy your season appropriate pieces and give you either cash or store credit), and the friendly staff (I blogged about that experience – check out what I bought and saw during my first time there –> https://unicorninbrooklyn.com/2014/05/10/see-you-at-the-crossroads/).

Today didn’t disappoint.  I have yet to put my air conditioner in my window (the weather is so bipolar, I’m waiting for it to remain consistently hot before I put it in.  I prefer the fresh night air to cool my room off at night) so I was baking in my 2nd floor brownstone apartment.  I gave my thrifting partner in crime (my cousin) a call and discovered that she was free this morning and early afternoon.  We made plans to meet at Crossroads for 11:30 for thrifting fun.  It was the perfect excuse to get out of my hot apartment.

I showered, put my Senegalese twists (yes I still have them, been rocking them since April – had them done over Memorial Day weekend) in a ballerina bun, threw on a crisp fitted white Old Navy wife beater (tied it in a knot in the back so it was even more fitted and exposed a little stomach – my mid-section has been looking flatter these days – HOLLA), a Bohemian-down-to-the-ground navy blue, turquoise, and blush pink skirt and t-strap sandals.  Grabbed my mirrored aviator glasses, a cross-body purse and I was out.

Upon arrival I signed in (this is part of the process when you wish to sell your pieces), gave one of the workers my bag of goods, and proceeded to get my shop on…..

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This was the first dress that I tried on…. Fell in love with this flirty work appropriate number. I have to take it to the tailor as its slightly big on top (one of the downsides of having kiwi-sized boobs – ha)

I tried on several pieces after this one, but only decided on a few as I wanted to ensure that I only purchased key pieces for my wardrobe.  One of the most important things to keep in mind with thrifting is that you shouldn’t buy everything you see just because “its cheap”.  Use thrifting to maximize your wardrobe in an inexpensive way; purchase pieces that you need and that will last you a long time.

Below are my finds of the day (I showcased them on my cheetah print dress-form for your viewing pleasure).

A closer look at my fav find of the day.  This Tahiri polka dot dress (with tasteful slits and playful pockets) was only $27.50!
A closer look at my fav find of the day. This Tahiri polka dot dress (with tasteful slits and playful pockets) was only $27.50!

 

Isn't she pretty? I loved this lightweight flounce dress.  I paired it with an old beaded necklace I had in my closet.  I'm not sure of the brand (as I've never heard of it), but it was only $12.50!  You can see me modeling (or should I say dancing in) the dress here --> http://instagram.com/p/qPL-shMjsa/?modal=true)
Isn’t she pretty? I loved this lightweight flounce dress. I paired it with an old beaded necklace I had in my closet. I’m not sure of the brand (as I’ve never heard of it), but it was only $12.50!

You can see me modeling (or should I say dancing in) the dress here –> 

I was dared by @kelspencer ….. Had to do it #RogerRabbit in my latest #thrifted find #crossroads #FittingRoom #Shenanigans

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I adored this seersucker Forever21 tube top dress.
I adored this seersucker Forever21 tube top dress (purchased for only $8.50).  I paired it with one of my recent thrift finds – a Zara bib necklace (thrifted from Brandhunters for $20.00 – http://www.yelp.com/biz/brand-hunters-new-york)
Again, I'm unsure of the brand, but I liked the print and fit.  I paired this $15.00 work appropriate blouse with an old Express pencil skirt (I had in my closet) & an Express statement necklace
Again, I’m unsure of the brand, but I liked the print and fit. I paired this $15.00 work appropriate blouse with an old Express pencil skirt (I had in my closet) & an Express statement necklace

So that’s it for today.  I highly recommend you make your way over to Crossroads when possible.  Always a good time, great finds, dope music (you’ll find yourself dancing around the store) and affordable prices!

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Until next time friends!

Pennie Penz

 

 

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