GREAT FIND: Red Silk Ensemble from Goodwill - $20!
By Bri Luginbill
From the A Love For Bargain Shopping Blog Series
It’s been awhile since I wrote a new bargain shopping blog. Please forgive me for my absence!
This week I learned a valuable lesson:
Waiting can REALLY pay off!
And by "pay off", I’m talking about how much money you save when you are patient and wait for a good deal.
A few weeks ago, my friend and I decided to go shopping at Goodwill. I had been wearing the same blue dress all last summer and while it served the purpose, I was craving a little variety! I was desperately in need of more dresses including one that I could wear at upcoming weddings.
The Cute Red Silk Bow Dress
I went to the dress rack and found a beautiful red dress, possibly in my size. I was excited, but tried not to get too carried away about my find until I tried it on.
Luckily, it fit perfectly!
It’s a lovely red silk and has a bow in the center. Looking closely I realized the tag said “David’s Bridal” so technically it’s a bridesmaid dress, but after some consideration, I decided to buy it anyway. It’s simple enough that I think it still works as a dress to wear at weddings!
Brand: David’s Bridal
The story doesn’t end here though! This week I decided to make a trip to Goodwill again. I had recently done some spring cleaning and finally moved the last of my things out of my parent’s house after 1 year of marriage! Needless to say, there were a lot of old things that needed to be given away.
Red Satin Shoes With Flower Embellishment
As I drove up to the donation center of Goodwill and handed over my last box, I decided to go inside. And what a good idea that was! A pair of satin red shoes with flowers on the toes were waiting for me to find them…and they were in my size. :)
I was a little worried that the red colors on the dress and heels wouldn’t match, but when I got the shoes back home, I compared the colors and it was pretty crazy…they actually matched!
The lesson I learned this day? It’s good to be patient. Through waiting a couple weeks, I was able to find shoes that matched my dress at a very, very reasonable price.
There’s a wedding this Friday and I cannot wait to wear my new red dress and red shoes. It will be a change from that blue dress I wore all last summer!