Thriftventures at Value Village and DIY sharpie mugs

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The amazing Lilly Pulitzer skirts I found at Value Village!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking a little thriftventure to my local Value Village thrift store (cl) in Crown Hill (Ballard). It was my first time shopping at that specific location, as I tend to visit the Capitol Hill location. Upon arrival, I immediately headed towards the housewares section to find cool vases, frames or glassware that I could DIY. Spotted: two plain white mugs that basically screamed "make me pretty!" Those were first to go into my shopping cart.

In addition to those mugs, a few friends and I found some classic Lilly Pulitzer skirts for only $9.99 which was an amazing deal, especially since those skirts are originally priced at least $150+. Even though it was a few sizes too big, I couldn't pass it up and bought the original patchwork skirt. That's what tailors are for, right?

Loved finding these hidden gems at the store! I bought the skirt on the left.

Paired with a light airy blouse, v-neck or ruffled tank - the skirt was the perfect addition to my closet!


As for the thrifted mugs, I couldn't help myself to a little DIY project that afternoon. Below are "His" and "Hers" mugs for my main squeeze and me. Directions included below!

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Sharpie and Plain Mugs

DIRECTIONS: Decorate as you please and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Here's the final set!
Have you thrifted anything neat lately? 
Feel free to share thrift tips in comments below.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, nor was I compensated. All opinions are my own.


  1. Those Lily skirts are so cute! and what a steal! You know.. you could always alter it yourself ;)

    I would have bought both skirts and turned one into a set of coasters. The fabric is just so colorful and fun!

  2. Holy Lilly! And I LOVE your mugs. Decorate my apartment!! Haha.

    1. Thanks! :) I try to be a DIYer ... hee heee


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