I found this photo on my computer and thought that I had posted it before, but checked and realized that I hadn’t. It was from June of 2013.
The polka-dot shirt is a vintage shirt. It’s a size L, but it actually fits more like a 16/18..it is huge on me, but a belt cinches the waist up nicely! This image doesn’t do it justice, but the shirt has the most beautiful scalloped edging on the sleeves, the collar and the front. I really wish I could sew to refashion it into a better fitting top. The jeans are from Macy’s and were New With Tags ($89 price tag). I paid very little for the top. About $2, if I remember correctly. It was from the Salvation Army and the jeans were $4.99 from Good Will. The shoes were thrifted too and I paid about $3 for them.
They be like, “Oh, that Gucci – that’s hella tight.”
I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a T-shirt.”
Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition
Fifty dollars for a T-shirt – that’s just some ignorant bitch (shit)
I call that getting swindled and pimped (shit)
I call that getting tricked by a business
That shirt’s hella dough
And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t ~ Macklemore
I’m wondering how many Ebay sellers shop for themselves and their families while out thrifting and looking for inventory. I do probably 90% of all my clothes shopping for us at thrifts. Maybe the % is even higher. Not only can you find items that are NWT (new with tags), not only are you paying a fraction of the retail cost (which saves you tons of money that can be put to better use), but you find so many gems and amazing things (you’re not walking around looking like everyone else)!!!
I have to say that I’ve gotten a lot more compliments about my outfits since I’ve started thrifting than I ever have before. I’m not huge into fashion like some women, but I have a lot of high end clients that I work with so I do need to look somewhat decent! And it feels really nice when those clients are the ones that compliment me! 😉 All I do is smile and think to myself…if you only knew where I got this. LOL
I was listening to Dave Ramsey’s podcast not too long ago and he mentioned that his son shops at Goodwill because he likes to find cool and unique clothes to wear. Some people are embarrassed to shop at Thrifts, but even kids of multi-millionaires shop there.
I’ve also met a lot of interior decorators and home stagers that shop there. Oh the cool things you can find.
Can you tell I’m crazy about thrift stores??? I ♥ them!
Linking up with: What I Wore Wednesday, Waste Not Want Not, The Pleated Poppy, Your Whims Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday and Thrifty Thursday.