Daily Archives: August 6, 2013

Catching the Thrift Shopping Bug

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

Thrifted black and white houndstooth dress, magenta cardigan, black heeled sandals

Thrifted black and white houndstooth dress, magenta cardiganblack_strappy_sandals

 

Cardigan – The Limited (similar) | Dress – Thrifted Merona/Target (similar) | Shoes – Nine West (similar) | Bracelet – House of Gemmes (same) | Earrings – Macy’s (same) | Necklace – gift (similar) | Belt – From another shirt (similar)

You guys! I went thrift shopping and I actually found something! This dress was less than $7 at the local Goodwill and it’s the perfect comfy yet professional dress. For less than $7!! A faux wrap dress in a neutral color and pattern in a jersey fabric that will wash and wear well? Is this thrift shop nirvana I’m experiencing?

Of course, I still need to go back to the thrift shop because I’m told that going on a regular basis nets you the best finds. So I’m still a newbie at it but I have to admit, it was fun! I went in with zero expectations and made sure to look in several different size ranges because clothes are all cut so differently. I tried on a lot of things (the Goodwill near my apartment has very nice dressing rooms) but still had an idea of what items would fill holes in my closet instead of buying things just because they were a brand I recognized (J. Crew striped shirt, anyone? I do not need more striped shirts!).

So, yes, very successful trip. It also helps that books are SUPER cheap. I haven’t bought a book in a long time but this may change that.

What about you? How do you feel about thrift shopping?