Thrifting on Capitol Hill

While strolling along the avenue where my daughter Jean has her store — Drizzle and Shine, on Capitol Hill — I found a thrift shop and bought a nearly-new black coat with white trim, perfect for all the black and white clothes I brought for my holiday in Seattle. I was wearing my black and white capris.thrifted-coatThe store behind me is not the thrift shop where I bought my coat; it’s an old fire station that has been converted into an antique and home decor shop.


Time for recharging, the vegan bakery is just a few steps away. Sugar Plum has the best cookies in town and delicious “cheese” cake that Joni and I enjoyed when we met.

sugar-plum vegan-cookie

Jean’s motto: shop second hand in thrift shops and with the money saved buy quality clothes that are fair-trade, eco-friendly and cruelty-free.

“You don’t need to break the bank to do your part.” Drizzle and Shine

Do you shop at thrift shops?


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16 Responses to Thrifting on Capitol Hill

  1. Love the rustic decor!

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  2. Abi Akinyele says:

    Yes! I’m a thrifter at heart. Love that Home decor!

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  3. josep-maria says:

    You bought that beautiful coat, is perfect with your wonderful capris, which are already part of your beautiful aesthetic history. And those shoes are also known to me, they are one of my favorites. Seattle seems to have wonderful shops, and a progressive and modern spirit that I love. I guess it’s a good place to live. We have no second-hand clothes, rather, we have very little, it is something that is now beginning to be introduced. I hope the cold in Ontario even is bearable, in Catalunya begins today at lower the temperatures.

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  4. Love this little jacket.

    I’m a HUGE fan of thrifting.


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  5. robjodiefilogomo says:

    I absolutely love thrifting too! It’s probably because I love a deal –period. But I think it’s a great way to recycle. One man’s trash is another’s treasure, right?
    Right this exact minute, I’m wearing a lilac Escada blazer that I thrifted last year for only $20—It’s been quite a favorite of mine!!
    I love a great, statement jacket or coat. Since we wear them almost every day in the winter, I figure it’s nice to have one with some personality!!
    You look fantastic!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Jodie! Thrifting is a great way to stretch our dollars. Most of my coats and jackets are thrifted, that why I have so many! This coat was $25. and looked like it hadn’t been worn.

      ❤ carmen


  6. utesmile says:

    That looks great, The cookie and the new coat. I love second hand shops too, as we call them here!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Ute. I used to shop at OXFAM when I lived in Scotland. Thrifting (second hand) is like a treasure hunt, you never know what you’ll find and it helps a good cause, as well as keeping things out of landfills by extending the life of the garment.

      ❤ carmen


  7. Hi Carmen, the coat is cute! That cookie looks scrumptious!

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  8. Great coat – classic colours and style. One of those which are a must – always trendy and always looking good. I love it how you always show little local shops or other attractions. Have a nice weekend – Margot 🙂

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  9. Sheela Goh says:

    I love thrifting!!! Sadly, Houston isn’t too well-stocked in that regard so I often find myself scouring the thrift and vintage stores in Austin as well as Dallas 🙂

    p/s your daughter’s store has this amazing bright daffodil yellow clutch that is calling to me like a siren song!!!

    pp/s My weekly Project Sister Act Link-Up is now live on the blog, and I’d love for you to come by and join in xoxo

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