As promised, here is the loot I scored on my recent shopping trip. My first stop was at Elder Beerman. And I found several things that were on my list. First, a pair of gray tights. They were on clearance for .99 cents because they were missing their packaging. I also picked up a black tissue turtleneck for $19.99 that will be great for layering. Lastly, I purchased some jewelry. I really wanted some bauble-y rings, but I couldn’t find any that I absolutely loved. So, I passed. I did pick up a necklace and a bracelet. They were buy one get one free!
This necklace was $22.00. The bracelet was $18.00, so for the pair it cost $22.00!!
Total Elder Beerman purchase: $43- $30 gift card= $13
My next stop was at JC Penney. I have been looking for some skinny pants, but everyone is on this baby bell kick. I like that look, too, but I have several pairs of boots that I want to rock this fall/winter. I found some at Target, but they were $25 on sale. I know that’s not a lot, but I’m cheap. So, when I saw these on sale for $20 I had to try them on. And, they fit great.
My big dilemma was trying to decide on the khaki or black. The khaki I can wear with my brown boots, gray boots, and black boots. But, the black would look great with my (several) pairs of black boots, but not the brown or gray. I tried to talk myself out of it, but I ended up buying both the khaki and black.
Total JC Penney purchase: $40- $15 gift card= $25
My third, and final stop of the day was the Goodwill. There are several things that I have been looking for– a tie neck blouse, cheap accessories, etc. This blouse was ticketed $3.50, but it was also the color of the day, so it was half-off. Therefore, this name-brand sheer blouse was a definite do.
The black and tan color palette isn’t one that I normally choose, (I sometimes still think that you shouldn’t mix black and brown) but something about this blouse spoke to me. And it was only $1.75. Plus, I could see myself wearing it with either color of my newly purchased skinny pants.
A tie neck blouse is an item that I have been searching for at the thrift store. It’s a perfect thrift store item–but I kept turning up empty. Until this trip. I found this animal print blouse. I wasn’t sure if I loved it, or not, but I put it into the cart for consideration. I also picked up 2 other animal print blouses. In the end, when I was going through my first round picks, I decided that I was only going to buy 1 animal print shirt, and since I have been craving a tie-neck blouse I made this my purchase. Because I was willing to forgo the other items, I was o.k. with spending $6 on this blouse. That’s my animal next to the blouse, Cosmo.
This is the last item that I purchased at the thrift store. I have been trying to accessorize more, and the thrift sore is a great place to find jewelry. This Fashion icon bracelet was only $3.00, and with it’s homage to shoes and purses I had a hard time saying “no.”
Total thrift store purchases: $10.75
Total shopping excursion: $47.75
I am super excited about my purchases, and I feel that the pieces that I selected all have great use value. At least that’s how I justify spending $50 on an afternoon of shopping. Check back soon to see how I incorporate these new items into my wardrobe.
- Thrift Store Gold (teachinstyle.wordpress.com)
- Slightly random: do you thrift? (newkidonthehallway.typepad.com)
- Tips on buying at Thrift stores (lollipopsandlavender.wordpress.com)