I come from a long line of thrifty folks. I enjoy finding a bargain and saving money. I also LOVE thrift stores. I'm not going to lie - some of the stuff that people donate belongs in a trash pile. But a lot of good, usable stuff goes to thrift stores and I am happy to give some of those items a new home. My favorite day to shop at our local Goodwill is on Sunday. That's when their clothes and sundries are $.99 for a certain "string" color. On my most recent trip the items with blue strings were on sale. I shopped ONLY for items with that color. This allowed me to focus on what I was buying instead of being overwhelmed. I was able to purchase all of the items below for less than $15.00!
|Cleo did not want to get off the unmade bed for this very high end photo shoot. Since she's cute, I let her stay. ;-)|
|Jones New York blouse $0.99!|
|I think the brand is George. Again, $0.99!|
While the first two items I purchased are for fall, this one is perfect for the heat of August and September in Virginia. And it has polka dots. I love polka dots.
|White blouse with black polka dots Venezia brand $0.99!|
|L.L. Bean Cardigan $0.99|
The last clothing item I purchased for myself was a pair of pajamas. I am trying to wear actual pajamas instead of a 25 year old college t-shirt with holes in it and threadbare leggings so that The Hubs still finds me somewhat attractive. Granted these pjs won't get his blood pumping but I figured they are better that the holey t-shirt. Right? They are also really thick so they will be nice and warm this winter.
|Jockey Pajamas BOTH pieces $0.99 (that's less than $0.50 for each piece!)|
|Ralph Lauren jumper $0.99|
|The Children's Place $0.99|
|Kid's Capri's $0.99|
Picture frames are some of the best things you can buy at thrift stores. My mom had gotten Babycakes a horse picture for her room, but I had yet to find a frame. I found this oak beauty for $0.59 and it looks great in her room!
The last thing I picked up was this caddy. I have plans for it, so hopefully I can get myself together and get my craft on one night. I loved the setup of this little caddy for outgoing bills and mail.
|Mail Caddy $1.99|
And that, my friends is a thrift haul! As you can see from the receipt below all of this was less than $15.00!
I will say that I was shopping by myself this day. I could never do this with The Hubs or Babycakes along. They are both waaay to impatient to wait on me while I dig through the racks. I enjoy the process so it's more like a hobby than a chore. How about you? Do you enjoy thrifting? Leave me a message in the comments about your favorite thrift store find!