|It was my birthday, so we took a family shot. (The dog is acting like a teenager lately!)|
On my birthday this past Thursday I took myself thrift shopping.
Well, first I finished part of a freelance project and did the first assignment for a magazine writing class I'm taking, but after that I went thrifting.
I allowed myself $50 of birthday money to spend at the maximum. I got a later start than planned, so instead of going to 4 local shops, I went to the 2 closest ones.
Turns out I didn't even need to go to the second one because the first shop was such a goldmine (the second store was overpriced and too tidy for me). It's called Never Enough and when I walked in I felt like I was entering a huge, fabulous closet. The place is jam packed with clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, belts, scarves. I had to dig, look up, look below, opened drawers, kneel down. That's my kind of bargain hunting. I have to be in the right mood for it, but I really love searching for gems, and after walking away with some awesome loot, I came up with a few tips to help your next thrifting adventure be a total success.
But first, don't you want to see the goods? For $42.62 (under budget!) I walked away with TWO Anne Taylor Loft jackets (3/4 sleeves and lightweight-- perfect for spring and layering), a Michael Kors top in my most favorite coral color, a gray top that I debated getting and ultimately fell for, and a really cute, dirt cheap J. Crew menswear-inspired belt.
I'm not a fan of labels, but if I can get great-fitting, good quality clothing at really low prices, I'm in. No questions asked. I only mention the designers so you can grasp how incredibly awesome this excursion was.
Here's what I snagged:
|First of all, this is how the lady bagged my purchase. Very cute.|
|This top is adorable and comfy-- score!|
|Here's one Anne Taylor Loft jacket|
|I really love this jacket. It gets kisses.|
|This is the second Anne Taylor Loft jacket, and I did a happy dance in the dressing room when I put it on.|
|I should rotate this, but maybe you'll just tilt your head?|
|Sorry about my sideways pictures, but I had to show you the red polka dot part on the inside. Cute!|