Monday, January 10, 2011
Middle Tennessee (and various parts of the South) are currently experiencing what I call a "Blizzard". I had an outfit for today, but instead - a confessional. Because I am fighting a cold and going out in the snow is a bad idea.
Okay, so the whole not-shopping-because-it's-my-birthday-month? Yyyeah, about that. Eek was spot on the money saying "I don't need to shop" turns into *SHOPSHOPSSHOP*. Goodwill happens to have a 50% EVERYTHING day every once in awhile. And I got sucked in last Saturday. Here's how I stacked up:
Red and Black vintage sweater dress: $3.99
Red Polyester shirt : $2.14
Oscar by Oscar de la Renta (!?!) Spring Sweater: $2.99
Express Dark Pink Trousers: $2.14
Not bad at all. I would have gotten more, but I used my better judgement to weed out the less than stellar pieces. So I came out with four amazing pieces that will work wonderfully in my wardrobe. And c'mon, it's not everyday I run up on designer labels for $3, even for a super-thrifter like myself. I didn't even feel bad removing the odd sleeves and taking it in a bit to make it less boxy.
To throw me further for a loop, the red top above seems to be from a Canadian company called Citrine . It's amazing to think about the story that might be behind these clothes. The red and black dress will be perfect for Valentine's or my anniversary coming up.
The great thing about January's shopping - Color! I often come out of any store with black, black striped, black blocked (see above dress), or grey. I'm trying to punch more color into my rotation.
I will do a birthday-present update post sometime next week as a part of my spending "confessionals".