junk gypsies


My sister in law got me hooked on the Junk Gypsies.  Have you seen it on HGTV?  Two sisters in pursuit of flea market finds waiting to be repurposed into the coolest treasures you can imagine.

I think one of the most inspiring things about the show is that these two women follow their heart and are true to their own personal style.  I admire that...

I not only love the way they use thrifted flea market finds to layer when they decorate but I adore how they layer what they wear.  The chunky silver jewelry and layered, ruffled clothing are the perfect blend of retro cool and feminine chic. 

I am the furthest thing from a fashion diva but lately I have been on a quest to add more style to my boring, ho-hum wardrobe. 

While I've had some luck finding accessories rather inexpensively, finding clothes has proven to be a bit more of a challenge.  That's where you come in.  I am looking for suggestions on where to find clothes with that same flea market feel. 

This is where I should mention that the Junk Gypsies are young and thin and adorable.  Sadly, I am not...

I am all ears.  Where are your favorite places to shop for clothes that hopefully won't break the bank?

xo, Patty


  1. Patty,
    Move over, dear friend, I'm in the same boat! I do use the dress barn and Christopher & Banks, but not for vintage. Since I no longer work outside my home, my clothing needs have shifted somewhat! Love your gypsy theme today!

  2. I love that show.....they have the best ideas! And your jewelry is beautiful.

    Clothes shopping? Hmmmm....I usually try CATO for a great bargain!

    Have a blessed day!

  3. I buy some clothes at Goodwill and they are name brand like Coldwater Creek and JJill. It takes time but they do exchange within seven days and I never try them on. I dress quite well in my thifted duds. I do like Kohl's clearance racks if I buy new. I like their Sonoma lifestyle line.

  4. Being the Thrift Store Queen, I hunt in thrift stores for clothing every time I'm thrift shopping. If you have patience and keep looking, over time you'll find some lovely vintage clothing in great condition, and you'll find the accessories to go with your clothes. Consignment shops also have a wide array of beautiful pieces at a fraction of their original cost. Don't expect to find something every time you shop. Just keep at it and one day you'll hit the jackpot! While youre at the thrift store, be sure to donate something since Thrift Stores are run by charities. And, you can always take your unwanted clothing to a consignment store and make some money for yourself! I hope this helps. Happy shopping!


  5. I wished I could offer some great choices but I struggle with shopping myself. My last trip I took my daughter and she dressed me in an outfit from my class reunion. I would never have tried it on myself but with her encouragement I loved it. But then maybe the 22 lbs weight loss also helped!

    Good luck and I will be following you comments for great suggestions.

  6. I love the Junk Gypsies. I've been trying to find this style also. I have found a few things at the Goodwill and other thrift shops. Every so often, I can find some vintage looking shirts at the name brand stores.
    Happy hunting.

  7. Great post and blog
    Love Ella

  8. Oh- I have NOT seen that show. Now I will have to look for it. I like thrift stores for vintage looking items. Have you ever seen Magnolia Pearls stuff? Oh My! xo Diana

  9. I have seen it and love it! It's amazing what they are able to do with all that "junk". And, like you, I aspire to be more stylish, though I am far from it. :)

  10. I am so in a fashion funk. I think one of my pierced ears grew back from not wearing earrings!

  11. I fortunately have enough clothes..I wear very few of them..I'm comfy in my tea shirts and shorts..

  12. I'll be watching the comments closely as I am in the same pursuit ;)

  13. Junk Gypsies...absolutely one of my favs. I shop everywhere, but usually the discount stores like Ross, Marshals and Steinmart. I tend to be a bit cheap and can't stand paying top dollar for things and why... when there's discounts to be used.

  14. Oh my!! I will be watching for answers to this question too. I live in shorts and tees in the summer and jeans and sweatshirts in the winter. I used to shop exclusively at Gottschalks. I don't care for Kohls much. Hope to get some ideas here. Come on people!!
    I have not seen Junk Gypsiesm, but will watch for it.

  15. Boden is one of my favourites - they are a UK company but have a USA operation too. Usually I like to touch & feel & try on before I buy, but their stuff is so lovely so I browse their website, order online, get to try everything on at home and their returns policy is fab too...although I usually don't end up returning much!
    Oh and I love Anthropologie too...

  16. Lovely blog, stopped by after coming across you in Romantic Homes. I personally wear alot of ruffles and floral adorn duds. I have found more frilly and lacy tops at Dress Barn over the years and am always topped and complimented on what I wear. Yes the prices suck but I wear them for years and years because lace is endless. Right now they have quite a few ivory and lace style tops and many Boho as well, think 70's style peasent tops. Happy shopping! Lori


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