For some reason, this didn’t post correctly for a lot of people. I’m trying it again today. Sorry if you already read this and it’s a repeat.
I did GREAT at the thrift store two weeks ago. I had to go to town to meet Hank (my foster dog’s) new family. I had some errands to do too. One of the errands is to pick up meds and have them on hand in hopes of counteracting some of the side effects of the oral chemo. That was kind of a downer.
I made the best of it and stopped at the thrift store for what I hoped would be some retail therapy. I couldn’t miss out on the thrift store. I’m so glad I stopped!! I had the best luck.
My daughter Kayla got a new job at her school. She will be working in administration and will need some dressier clothes now and then for when she has to do a presentation. She asked me to watch out for things so I checked out the dressy clothes that would be office-appropriate. I ended up finding two Calvin Klein sweater dresses for her. Clothes, unless specially priced, are $2 each at the thrift store.
While I was in the dresses section I checked to see if there was anything that might fit me. I found a sweater dress for me. I’ve always wanted one and never bought one. This is a photo from Poshmark of the exact dress. So cute. They had it listed at $32. I think I’d wear black leggings and black boots with it and a long necklace.
I also found these jeans that were in brand-new condition. I recently bought a pair that are somewhat similar and really like them. Dark wash is my favorite and these are. I looked them up HERE. They were $65.88! Call me HAPPY!! They are the style and wash color I love too!!
I also got THIS pair of Gap Jeans…also brand new condition. They were $59.99! I am set with jeans for a little while. YAHOO!! Two expensive pairs of jeans that would have cost over $120 for $4.
I also got my favorite shirt in red. HA!! Let me tell you a little story.
This is actually a branded shirt for Thrivent, an investment company popular in the Midwest that I believe originally started as a Lutheran-based company. They give these shirts out all of the time. They are printed on Bella Canvas T-shirts which I love. My daughter Kelli and I buy these for home shirts to wear around the house. They are comfy and only $2 at the thrift store. We can wear them in comfort, stain them, and throw them away with no guilt. I previously wore an XL but have now moved to a large so I’ve been hunting for new ones. I found one in red which is unusual….so I had to get it!! (I also love the sentiment of the shirt) I’m going to have to brag to Kelli that I have a red one now!! It’s a running joke between the two of us.
I bought a pair of 100% wool pants and plan to cut them up for wool projects. I bought a men’s 100% cotton shirt that I plan to cut and use for fabric. Again $2 each.
I bought this cup…50 cents I think. I’m not sure where it will go but I like the prim rustic look so it will fit in somewhere.
I bought a game…I’ve seen this and thought it looked interesting. Two people were in front of me at the game section and cleared out a bunch of games. I would have bought some of the ones they purchased. It’s all just luck at thrift stores!! Games are $1.
I bought two patterns to make snowmen. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to them…but I might. HA! They are only 10 cents each. I’ll get that much enjoyment just from reading through the patterns even if I don’t make them. The one on the right is a Country Stitches pattern. That was designed by Brenda Gervais…(of With Thy Needle and Thread cross stitch fame.)
I found some picture frames too. This will likely be cut down at some point and used for cross stitch. They were $1 each.
The wooden box in the picture below was my expensive item. It’s real wood and super sturdy. I paid $20 for it but I was SUPER hopeful that the plan I had for it would work.
Remember I’ve been working on trying to get my house to the point where all the toys are hidden? Well, I thought this might help me hide Legos.
My hope was that it would fit under this dresser in the toy room. IT DID!! I dumped the Legos and just like that…no visible Legos!!
If I change up my furniture at some point, this will likely go outside and become a planter…or I might go under my coffee table. We’ll see.
I had a great time thrifing and found some wonderful things for me and for Kayla. I’m sure hoping the two sweater dresses I found for her fit. They are not fancy…one in black and one in gray so she can jazz them up a bit with some nice jewelry.
To top my day off…on the way home I stopped at Starbucks and got a chia latte with a gift card from a blog reader. THANKS!! I so appreciate it. So that turned my not-so-fun day into a very fun day!!
I just love thrifting…