Friday, October 2, 2009

I lerb a bargain

Today, while Wou-wou and Puddin' Pie were at school, I hit the Goodwill. I haven't been thrifting in forever but after reading so many great blogs written by such talented AND thrifty chicks, I was inspired to go hunting and see what was out there. However I was on a time schedule, since they both got out at noon, but that was probably a good thing for my wallet.

I went with all intents and purposes to look at the housewares stuff. I wanted to see if could find some cloches or cakestands or anything ca-ute to spray paint-laugh. Instead, I spent my time in shoes and clothes. Aye carrumba, I had a field day!

First off, I'm a fatty/curvy/voluptuous/thick kind of girl. Size 18/20 is about where I live. I'm okay with it. I've been that size for almost 20 years. I don't gain, I don't lose. I just sort of hang out there. In the past, my bargain shopping always left me wishing I was a medium or size 8 as that seemed to be the standard size of the thrift store clothes. Not today my friends, not today. Instead I found a long denim skirt, a denim mini and a tiger stripe sweater. Too awesome and all three pieces for ten dollars! Suh-weet. Then I hit the shoes. Yeah. I have no problem wearing pre-owned shoes. That's why God made Lysol. I scored some awesome brown boots, brown Esprit loafers, and faux-croc brown pumps-fifteen dollars. By this time the cloches and home stuff were not even in my conscious thoughts.

While Puddin' Pie is pretty set for cool weather duds, Wou-Wou had a big growth spurt over the summer and is in need of some fall cuteness. Oh my did I find her some goodies- a denim mini with pink cheetah appliques AND rhinestones (that is clothing nirvana for her), a denim jumper, a precious pink sweater dress (with original store tags), a Laura Ashley-esque floral jumper, a polo shirt style dress and a purple mini. All of that for fifteen dollars! Before I knew it, the time had come to hit the check out and pick up the chirruns. I am feeling quite pleased and thrifty. I was also pleasantly surprised at how c.l.e.a.n. and organized the Goodwill was. I can't wait to go back and hit the housewares section!

What kind of luck had you t-s'ing (thrift shopping) lately?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sounds like you found some awesome things. I haven't been thrifting for a while, but I think this might be the week! Have a good day...
pk @ Room Remix