Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Favorite Finds: Kimberly's Frye Boots

Today's Favorite Find comes from my friend Kimberly, who recently opened an Etsy shop called the Hula Hooping Bride to sell homemade candles and lightbulb vases! (How fun!) Check out her shop and read about her favorite find below!

What is your favorite find and where did you find it?

I honestly have several "favorite finds," but one that I am pretty proud of is a pair of Frye boots. I was walking around Southern Thrift just browsing, and saw them sitting there. Not even aware of the brand or anything, I kinda stopped breathing. I was NOT searching for boots. But every girl NEEDS a staple pair of boots. There were so many questions... What brand? What size? How USED were they? And of course, what price?

Picking them up I could see they were in my budget, only $5.99! And they were Frye so I knew they were worth way more brand new. I tried them on right away; I was thankfully wearing socks as used shoes can be kinda...gross. Size 8! Perfect fit, just a little too snug around the calf, but evidently I have huge calves compared to other people.

What kind of condition were they in?

You can tell they have been "gently worn" but mainly on the soles and not the actual leather.

What are they worth?

Brand new: $488. I totally saved over $480!

How do the boots make you feel when you wear them?

Whenever I wear them (which is totally not often enough) or look at them sitting in my closet (this is more often the case), I totally think back to that fateful day. I did not have some crush for expensive boots, and then have to save up months worth of spending money. Rather, I think about how I totally lucked out and saved.

Personally, I love wearing runway names, but just do not have the budget. And they pair (get it...pair?) quite nicely with a vintage Dior belt that my mom bought when she was younger, and an Oscar de la Renta scarf that I found at the same Southern Thrift. Man! I need to bust this outfit out for a night on the town, where is my husband?

Tell us about your thrifting history/habits. Are you an avid or casual thrifter? How do you feel about thrifting?

As far as my thrifting history, I would say that I have always been a thrifter-vintage shopper-antique finder-bargain huntress. Some things are totally worth saving up for and buying brand new. You have to treat yourself to a few splurges in life. But if you can save money and have a little fun in the process, why not? Most of the time, no one knows you did not pay full retail price, unless you spill the beans because you are so filled with a sense of accomplishment which is generally what happens.

Kimberly, those boots are killer! Thank you for contributing to Favorite Finds! Do you have a favorite find? Email me or let me know below in the comments!

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  1. i might be hyperventilating with jealousy right now.

  2. laughing at Cassie's comment above! hahaha
    I'm sooo OLD!
    great boots Kimberly!


  3. Thanks Jamie for the opportunity. Your blog is great; I keep clicking on new posts and losing track of time!

  4. Good Lordy! That's a blessing, girl! WOW!

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