I was inspired this morning to skip my workout in favor of a leisurely treasure hunt at Salvation Army and Goodwill.
I had a very successful day, finding all of this for less than $30...
This adorable and practically brand new cotton blouse was only $2 at Goodwill!
This vintage dress was only $4.99. I have no idea when I'll wear it, but it's so light and fluttery that I had to have it. If it hangs around too long, I'll repurpose the fabric into something retro-fabulous!
This fully lined wool skirt from the Gap was only $4.99, it'll look awesome with textured hose and my $450 Kate Spade leopard print pumps. It's no secret where my fashion priorities lie ;)
I love leopard print because it tiptoes along that fine line between tacky and acceptable. I love the contrast of an overall conservative look (think twin set and pumps) with one questionable element like this leopard print skirt (and maybe some fishnets). Fully lined and 100% silk for $7.99 at Goodwill!
I fell in love with this Ann Taylor top as soon as I saw it! I thought $6.99 was a bit steep for a cotton top at Goodwill, but in the grand scheme of things it was still a bargain!
I've been thrift shopping since high school and prices have gone up quite a bit, but I still think it's worthwhile. I like saving money, reusing things, and supporting charities instead of mall lords and shareholders. Plus, buying my clothing secondhand frees up more money for shoes; I'm forever a contradiction ;)
Labels: frugal living, green living, simple living, thrift shopping