Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thrifting as Art

In my younger years, I spent my shopping days in the “upper end” malls in Dallas, sweeping through stores like Macy’s and Neiman Marcus. I didn’t give much thought to paying $50.00 for a t-shirt with a designer’s name on it. It’s amazing what time, maturity, and lack of money can do to a person.

I have recently been {briefly} introduced to the world of thrifting. During conversation, several of my friends have revealed that the darling clothes they are sporting are actually - *gasp* - thrift finds!  WHAT?!  Stores like Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Savers are apparently all chock FULL of amazing deals!

Now, I haven’t quite mastered the entire art of thrifting, but I think I’m on the right path. My first outing produced 5 items for $20. Here is what I picked up today:

Purple Cardigan
(it's sooooo soft!) - $5.99

Yellow Cardigan
(look at the cute sleeve details!) - $4.99

Multi-colored knit top - $3.99

Teal Knit Cami - $2.99

And last but not least...
Silver Bead & Wire Earrings - $2.99

My friend Nikki over at The Beauty Bargainista – now this girl knows how to work it! She would have gone on a day when items were half off and gotten twice as much. And used a coupon to boot! Go check out her blog (click link above). She has tips on fashion and make-up, and right now she’s doing this really cool challenge called the “30 for 30 Remix”.

As for me, I am absolutely thrilled with my purchases, and I think I have now found a new obsession!

Do you thrift shop? What is your favorite place to go?
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