My Latest Finds
The time has come to share my latest thrift store purchases. I will have to say these are two of the best finds I’ve had…and all from one store, which is pretty amazing. Before I show you the pictures and break down the cost, I would like to share two tips with you because I learned them this past weekend.
Don’t be afraid to walk into the dressing room with 10 or more pieces of clothing. I am a person who does not like to look like I’m hoarding all the clothes at thrift stores. But, after this weekend I realized I shouldn’t worry about that. Especially once I saw many people trying on 10 or more. Sometimes it takes going trying on many, many clothes before you find the right ones for you. If you think it looks cute, take it from the rack and try it on.
If you are planning on grabbing a lot of clothing, make sure to grab a cart on your way in. I regret not getting one every time. On my way in, I will pass the carts and think “Oh I won’t need one of those.” Then, after I pile the 10th clothing item into my arms, I realize I should have grabbed one.
Now onto the purchases!
The first outfit I pieced together included dressy brown pants, purple heels, and a pink short-sleeved sweater.
Breaking it Down
Brown Dress Pants
Brand: Mossimo, from Target
Brand: I believe they were from Target as well
Brand: Ann Taylor
This brings the outfit to be a total cost of…drum roll please…$14.29. A great price for pants, a sweater and shoes to match. I wore this to work and got lots of compliments and of course I couldn’t stop myself from blurting out “Goodwill.” Not even a “I got these at ______ (fill in the blank).” I was overly excited to say the least.
Now onto the second outfit. I am saving this one to wear on Friday. Or possibly on Sunday, we’ll see. This outfit included a mustard, yellow skirt; dark, grey shirt and a brown belt.
Breaking it Down
Brand: Banana Republic
Cost: 99 cents
This brings the outfit to a total cost of: $8.28.
What was fun about this outfit is there was some sewing involved. The skirt was such a great color and something I’ve never worn before. But when I tried it on…it was not very form-fitting and it laid a bit low on the hips. My mom and I hemmed the skirt on the sides so it would be more fitted. We also hemmed it on the top, so it would lay above my waist. This way when the outfit is worn, it looks more like a dress. I learned a lot about hemming that day. It also made me want to save up for a sewing machine so I can make alterations to clothes I may find in the future.
I look forward to seeing if I can top this thrifting excursion in the future. It was a lot of fun piecing together each part to the outfits from different places in the store.
Share your experience! Have you had any best finds of your own while thrift store shopping?