16 years ago today I became a new Mom! It was one of the best days of my life. Daphne is her name, and she has a sister, named Val, who is also the light of my life. Both our daughters are amazing peeps that I love to hang out with. One of our most favorite things to do in our spare time, is to go to the thrift store (after Starbucks of course).
Welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Challenge!
I thought it was about time I shared where we find some pretty damn great deals on designer clothes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more of $5 for 5 t-shirt girl, but when I see some of these great deals, I can’t pass them up.
Check out this cool, plaid, hip, cute, cozy, stylish, amazing outfit that we put together for $40. That may seem like a lot at first, until you hear who designed the clothes…
100% wool sweater from Banana Republic.
Beautiful cable knit scarf from Michael Kors.
Plaid wool skirt by Abercrombie and Fitch (not a huge fan of them but high quality/cute).
Brand new red leather boots from Nine West.
Purse is brand new.
(Daphne had leggings & hat.)
This outfit would cost well over $200, probably closer to $300 in stores.
We only paid $40.
Here’s my best THRIFT STORE SHOPPING TIPS:
-We visit both Goodwill and Salvation Army at least once a week. Go to the stores located closer to upper class neighborhoods.
-Goodwill receives shipments from Target on Thursdays and Saturdays (this may differ store to store).
-Look on the door as you walk in to see what color tags are on sale.
-Don’t be afraid of the shoe section, there are usually tons of new shoes there.
-Coats ROCK at thrift stores. Always check the coat section.
-PJ’s and t-shirts are always in abundance (usually t-shirts are brand new).
-I avoid hats, underwear.
-Wash every single item you bring home in hot water (use disinfectant wipes on shoes).
-Bring your kids with you and have them try stuff on.
-Let teens shop on their own and find an outfit on their own. Let them develop their own style.
-Set a limit on $$$
-Take advantage of discounts…they offer senior (take Grandma with you if you are under 65), student, and armed service discounts.
You are gorgeous Daphne, thanks for participating as my model for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Challenge!
Last months Thrift Store Decor Challenges found here!
Don’t forget to stop by and see what all my other blog gal pals are doing in the thrift store today…
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