Monday, May 3, 2010

Thriftly Justified


Thank goodness for thrift stores, right?  They're the only kind of retail I run to on a regular basis (Target doesn't count, does it?).  The amount of thrifting I do has steadily increased over time, and oh boy, have I reaped the rewards.  Take for example this ah-mazing Michael Kors blouse.  Or this buttery-soft brown leather skirt.  Or these sweet t-strap pumps.  As much as it is money spent, it is also money saved. 

Shoot.  I think I've been reading too much of the Shopaholic series.  I'm half way through book #3:  Shopaholic Ties the Knot.  My shopping excuses are beginning to (only slightly) echo Becky Bloomwood's.  But hey, these items represent tens of dollars in contrast to Becky's hundreds or thousands.  Ah, there I go again....justifyin'.

If 'Bex' and I were friends in real life, I'd take her to the thrift store and show her how it's done.  I imagine she'd catch on quickly.  And then she wouldn't have to hide those astronomical bills from Luke anymore, and I'd be a hero.

Blouse:  Michael Kors, thrifted via ARC's Value Village
Vest:  Tommy Hilfiger
Skirt:  thrifted via Saver's
Shoes:  Worthington, thrifted via Valu Thrift

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Adorable outfit.
Blessings, andrea

Mary said...

GAH I just love the shopoholic series. I figure it's my way of vicariously shopping high-end while I'm still living on my piddly little student budget :) But your thrifting finds are fabulous! I'm in the cities for a week and you can bet your bottom dollar I'm going to Value Village first thing tomorrow :)

Ashley J said...

I have read all those books, LOVE THEM!!!

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com/

Anna M said...

What great scores! Let me know if you ever want to go thrifting! I'm verging on Shopoholic/Thriftoholic myself- last weekend I went to TWO Arcs in one day! And ps. I finally did start my own blog-
abananamedley.blogspot.com
Check it out and let me know what you think. I'd love a local gal's opinion on it.

Lesa said...

You look great! I never get so lucky with thrift stores. That is a beautiful outfit.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous thrifting! I agree, that Becky just needs a little help towards the thrifting scores. I feel like I am the thrifting version of her though, I can't stop thrifting!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Girly Muse said...

i love that skirt!!!

and bex should TOTALLY take LOTS of tips from you! you would be such a good influence on her. :)