Monday, February 23, 2015

Modage Style Fashion Bus Tour


This weekend I was able to meet up with a few women that enjoy the art of thrifting as much as I do. Have you ever heard of Modage Style Fashion Bus Tour? Well if you haven’t, let me help you get your life and become exposed to everything that is related to thriftng. To learn more about the tours join the Facebook group. On this particular tour we were scheduled to visit 3 Goodwill stores, however, the weather had a mind of its own and we had to cut our visit to two locations. Nonetheless, the stores that we visited were exactly what me and my closet needed. I can’t believe that this was my first time thrifting this year.
Look its DC Goodwill Fashionista modeling her new bag!!!

Before we started the trip, Lerkia (the organizer) gave us the rundown of how everything would work and answered questions. She also showed us a few of her Style Maven items that were for sale and would go hand in hand on this thrifting adventure. I purchased one of her extra-large ‘Thrift Store Junkie’ totes, I wanted a sweatshirt but I had to make sure my fund$ were intact for whatever treasure I’d stumble upon. As we were heading out we were given the cutest Style Maven pins that allowed us to take an additional 10% off of our purchase. Lerkia also had us a light breakfast of muffins, cinnamon rolls, tea and juice to energize us to go from rack to rack!

Cinnamon rolls,!!!

Our first tour stop was at the Goodwill in Dale City. I didn’t even know this location existed, but now I have a new location on my thrift radar. The staff was very welcoming and you could tell that they were looking forward to us visiting. Honestly all we needed was a camera and we’d have our own thrifters reality show. I guess customers noticed how large of a group we had because one of them reached out to Lerkia to get more info on the next Style Bus Tour. When I say that this location had all the goods, they had everything. Although I didn’t really go through the home section, I saw huge decorative mirrors, pianos, and cute picnic baskets. Did you all know that I am secretly addicted to picnic baskets? Now ya know lol! Although I’d known about this trip for a couple of weeks I didn’t necessarily have a plan on what I actually needed. Luckily the thrift Gods were on my side, I found some really cute items at a great price. Take a look below at some of the fun we had…

Lerkia with her fabulous thrifted bag
I had to snap a pic of this 'Cosby"' sweater since I wore a thrifted 'Cosby' sweater
I can't believe I didn't get this...

Our second stop was at the Goodwill in Anandale. I didn't get as many goods from here but some of the other ladies racked up. This location definitely had something for the entire family. They even had a few pair of shoes that were 50% off. Check out all of the fun we had below.

This was my buddy on the bus be sure to check her out here

Although I'm not a fan of red, I absolutely loved this picture
What cute luggage you have!!!
I could not imagine being a caterpillar daily, cute for someone but not me :-(
I sooo love this pic, it reminds me of thrifting with my mom

Can you believe that this beauty was $1000 (it even had authenticity papers)
This one came home with me...


I loved the headboard on this bed, sooo pretty
Such a cute blazer...


Look at all of the looks the Goodwill put together


Since the snow started coming down heavy we decided it was best to grab food and head back to DC. Honestly, all of that shopping had me tired and hungry.
I really enjoyed myself, the vibe was great and I left the tour feeling totally inspired about fashion, especially thrift store fashion. It's always good to meet up with people that share your same interest, I can't wait to do it again. In case you're interested in the pieces I got keep scrolling down!!!
Such a cute Ann Taylor blazer

I love this wool Gap wrap jacket

This nautical Banana Republic shirt is a classic

All black floor length dress

I love this pink and green tunic

Such a cute classy H&M dress

Did someone say pastel?

I love this grey cross body bag

I will be getting this skirt re-sized soon

Can you tell there's a print theme going on?

This is my favorite find of the day

Look at the details on this dress

This has to be an authentic handmade piece

More details

The leather basket bag was everything and so is my bracelet

Have you all gone thrifting lately, if so what was your favorite purchase?


Thriftanista in the City said...

So much fun! Nice finds. Love that skirt.

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

Look like you found some great stuff! I do enjoy thrifting and seeing what treasures I can stumble across.

Kizzy Evae said...

Looks like you all had a ton of fun as you thrifted. Great post.

DC Goodwill Fashionista said...

Love, love, love your finds!! I hope to see you at the next one!

Janine Smith said...

Great finds! Great post!


Yayyy Kristin! Nice post. Thanks for the shout

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