California, United States
Hello and welcome to Urban Archaeology! I am a self proclaimed urban archaeologist. I work, hunt, and believe in thrift stores. I have always had a passion for excavating lost treasures from society and love sharing what I find. This blog is dedicated to special treasures I find along the way. Everything photographed will either be purchased at a thrift store, second-hand, or severely discounted.

Friday, January 27, 2012

No. 15

I was a little hesitant to purchase these faux leather pants from Urban Outfitters, but...they were only $5. How could I pass that up? I doubt they will make a regular appearance in my everyday attire, but they were fun to wear with my vintage beaded sweater, thrifted for $5.

Sunglasses $3
Tank Top $3
Shoes $15
Sweater $5
Top $5

Monday, January 23, 2012

No. 14

Turns out it actually is winter and the sun has found its home behind the clouds. To lift my spirits after the temperature has dropped and sunshine no longer warms my skin, I added some of my favorite thrifted accessories to my muted outfit for some color.

Cardigan (Old Navy) $1.25
Top (Banana Republic) $1.25
Pants (Loft) $6
Belt $0.50
Purse $0.75
Scarf $0.75
Rings $0.75

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

No. 13

This is my last few days off before the spring semester begins again on Monday. To put myself in the academic spirit, I put on this vintage poodle sweater vest. It is the newest edition to my wardrobe and I couldn’t wait to wear it. I also made a trip to one of the local antique book shops in town. It is comprised of a maze of bookshelves and is always a pleasure to explore.

thrifted gap button up $1.75
vintage sweater vest $1.75
BDG skinny trouser $15
red flats $12
gold bracelets $0.75
watch $0.75

Saturday, January 14, 2012

No. 12 J'taime

My Valentine’s Day inspiration continues to grow in January. I fell in love with this dress when I found it on the sale rack at my favorite consignment store. The open back is perfect for spring/summer. I thrifted the heels and Chanel inspired purse. I was so happy to brush the dust off of the beret I purchased in Paris four years ago for this outfit. It was the icing on the cake.

Dress $16
Heels $1.98
Purse $0.75
Beret $6

Friday, January 13, 2012

No. 11

Here is an entirely thrifted outfit that I absolutely loved to wear. I wore this outfit to work and then for an outting to see Beauty and the Beast with my mom and little sister. It is both really comfortable and easy to put together but packs a big punch of style. What more could you ask for?
Button up tops $3.50
Necklace $2.25
Lucky Brand Jeans $3
Shoes $1.25

Monday, January 9, 2012

No. 10

Most inspiration from Valentine's Day. I really love the color palettes inspired by this holiday.
This dress is one of my favorite thrifted treasures because I actually purchased it for 75 cents! Granted it's polyester and was floor length when I originally found it, a quick hem thanks to my wonderful mother, and it now sees better days. My jacket is also a thrifted denim American Eagle that I think I found for about $10 or so but I consider it a good investment. The belt and shoes were also thrfited and I found the trendy lace vest at Ross for $8 or so. Can't wait for Valentine's Day and another excuse to eat chocolate!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

No. 9 Age of Wisdom

This week I've had the painful pleasure of having my widsom teeth removed. There is no greater relief than removing four teeth that just do not belong. Please pardon my chipmunk cheeks :)
Therefore, my attire this week has been strickly comfy inspired. I thrifted this entire outfit (as usual) from one of my favotire thrift stores in Sacramento, EcoThrift. I think in its entirity it might have cost $15. Oh, how I love bargain shopping.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

No. 8 With Hearts in Her Eyes

Valentine's Day inspiration continues. I don't know about the weather else where, but it has been absolutely beautiful here in my slice of California. Today the sun was shining and it reached 73 January! The warmth of sun felt so nice I just had to put on this brown lace dress and crochet cropped top I've been dying to wear, both purchased at Forever 21.

I had to put on my favoite sun glasses. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted a pair of red heart-shaped sun glasses. I made this dream a reality recently when I finally found a pair on Amazon for $6.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

No. 7

Happy 2012 everyone! The new year is here and my wardrobe couldn't be more inspired by Valentine's Day. Romance is in the air! I love bringing purple and blue together this time of year.
I found this Express sweater at Hospice for $2.25.
I purchased these Lauren Conrad twill leggings at Crossroads Trading Co. in Sacramento for $8, with tags still attatched!
I found the necklace at Urban Outfitters and purchased it with last xmas' giftcard for around $20.

I found the inspiration for my hair on one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, last summer. It's super easy and still looks good if it doesn't come out perfectly.

I found these shoes at EcoThrift for $1.98. Which is miraculous because anyone who knows me knows I don't do well when it comes to heels. Yes, even heels this low. It always feels like such an accomplishment to find shoes with a heel that are comfortable and managable with my lack of balance.

This jacket is another one of my favorite thrift finds that I purchased for $5 in Folsom.

Thanks for looking!