one of The Girl's friends told her that she gets alot of her clothes from the thrift store. so of course, my daughter wanted to check it out and see what it's all about.
when we got to Goodwill, i explained the half-off colored tag system and she embarked on her thrift shopping adventure.
not even five minutes later, she came back and said, "what about this, mom?!!"
|denim vest | 6.29|
this is exactly what i needed when i created this celebrity inspired look.
i've never shopped at Chico's, but the stuff i see advertised on their tv commercials looks nice. lots of color, textures, and patterns. there wasn't a similar item on their website, however i did find denim jackets starting at $99.
i'd choose my thrifted price over their regular price any day.
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when i did Redbook's 30 Days of Outfits challenge, i told you i had my eye on a cute lil' blazer from JCP. since then, i've seen so many outfits i'd like to try. problem: jackets required.
solution to the problem: this checkered number
|black and white checkered blazer | 2.99|
this one didn't come from Goodwill. i scooped it up at our second stop. the small store i came across a couple of months ago. i still don't know the name of it and it's not printed on the receipt.
if i'd gone strictly by the size on the label, i would've passed it up. it's a 6P. good thing i decided to try it on.
it's fitted, but not too snug. at some point, the shoulder pads were cut out. something you can't detect just by looking at it. i googled Michelle Stuart (who it's made by), but didn't find anything new. everything was being sold as vintage. i can't confirm or deny if this piece truly falls into that category.
any two ways about it - i'm certain it was at least 10 times the amount i paid for it when it was new with tags.
denim vest | 6.29
b&w blazer | 2.99
TOTAL = 9.28
i gave myself a $10 spending allowance and i went over. i also got a sleeveless Ralph Lauren top. it's on the top shelf of my closet. worn and waiting to be washed.
all together i spent $13.57. that's not bad. not bad at all.