I needed to go clothing shopping pronto because I had some events coming up that I needed to be nicely dressed for, and couldn't wear the same nice outfit I have over and over. I could have gone to a cheap clothing store like I have before, and I would have done that if I couldn't find anything... But today I went to the thrift store and came home with an amazing bounty.
What I always had the hardest time getting cheaply had been skirts, because I was wearing a large size that was rarely carried in thrift stores, and if it was carried, was outdated or unflattering for my body. Which meant I usually paid a lot of money for skirts, full price in regular, not so cheap stores. But I needed new skirts.
I was very excited today to realize that I have gone down 2 skirt sizes! (No wonder my old skirts were falling off...) And that is despite not having lost pounds on the scale...
And now that I'm down two sizes, I'm into the range of "normal" and what is typically carried in stores, even second hand stores...
So today I scored my best deal of second hand clothing yet...
Shirts were a little harder- my upper arms are big and muscular, and my shoulders are broad, so even though I thought I'd have an easy time finding shirts, many shirts that were officially "my size" I couldn't get because my arms and shoulders didn't fit.
I love my local thrift store, because prices there range from 25-50 cents an item, and with small items like accessories, 4 for a quarter!
Here's what I got!
The picture quality isn't so hot, but 4 past the knee skirts all with different cuts and designs. An offwhite patterned corduroy skirt, then a straight black cotton wave skirt, then a dark brown corduroy skirt with pleats, and then a colorful green, black, brown, yellow, and white woven flairy skirt.
All fitting me perfectly, and all flattering!
8 "regular" shirts, 4 long sleeves and 4 short sleeves. All very colorful.
A lacy black shawl, a black sweater duster, and a black, lace, wrap around shirt.
I am always losing Anneliese's shoes (they're so tiny that they're hard to keep track of) so I got these 4 pairs of shoes for her- one regular shoes, one fancy shoes, and two pairs of sandals.
Got some hats, scarves, and headbands.
Not shown- another baseball cap and 2 children's backpacks.
Total cost- 12 dollars.
Yup, I love my local thrift store!
Got any good finds lately at a thrift store? How often do you generally buy new clothes? Do you manage to find nice clothing second hand, or do you find you need to spend a lot of money to look presentable?