Gotta love thrift stores! And here's why - 11 pieces of clothing, 5 outfits, for only $18!!!
These two dresses were $4.50 each. The sweater and skirt were just a $1 each.
Everything else was just a buck a piece! Can you believe it?!
I was so excited to get pieces that I could wear as outfits. It's so frustrating to find a great skirt but then never find a top to match.
The black sweater pictured here goes perfectly with a skirt purchased last fall from a thrift store.
This green sweater will match a pair of slacks already in the closet. And the khaki skirt - well, it goes with anything!
There are many types of thrift stores nowadays. I visited four different thrift stores this week and was happy to purchase great items for great prices at each store. The first one was a Goodwill located in Farmington, Missouri. It was a nice, clean store. But I have to say, they had the highest prices (if you can call $4.50 for a dress high!). Second, was another Goodwill located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Also in Cape was my favorite, a thrift store operated by "Teen Challenge" volunteers. Best prices, best selection, clean, and easy to get to. The last store I went to was in my hometown of Perryville, Missouri. A nice little store operated by a local church.
Here's a few tips for successful thrift store shopping:
*Get into that fitting room! Sometimes clothes look a lot better (or worse) once they're on you.
*Don't just look at the "size" tag. Every brand sizes clothes differently. (I usually wear a size 6, but today I bought a plus size skirt that fits perfect - of course, I will cut the tag out!)
*Allow plenty of time to go through the racks of clothes. (don't decide to go thrift shopping if you have milk in the car - I now have cottage cheese in a jug).
* Be careful not to buy something just because it's cheap. If you spend a buck on a glitter mini-skirt and never wear it, it's not a bargain.
All of this thrifting has led to one big problem - I want to go again tomorrow!