Truth be told, I know I have popped in and out of a few small thrift stores since January, but I bought so few things that I didn't take pictures or post or anything. Don't cry, it will be OK. (Actually I'm sorry I didn't purely because I use my blog as my own personal catalog of when/where/why I bought my wardrobe for reasons ranging from "Hey, I haven't worn that in a while and nearly forgot about it" to "I want to resell this piece - how much did I pay for it?" to "WHY ON EARTH did I buy this?")
In any case, yesterday I did escape to thriftland and managed to hit two stores on my quest to fill in my daughter's summer wardrobe a bit. I actually also went into a Goodwill with high hopes. Hopes that were dashed by the absurd management of the children's clothing section - two racks against a wall, with the one holding girl clothing so high that I (I am on the taller side) had to stretch to reach it, and no rhyme or reason for the order of the clothing on the rack. I'm not asking GW to arrange by size (though other stores manage it, but whatever), but perhaps by season? By pants vs. shirts? It was just a giant mess, with tiny onesies next to skirts for teenagers. I bought nothing.
But I did buy things at the two independent stores I love and adore. Things for her and things for me. Let's look at the things for me first, shall we?
|Hard-to-photograph Merona (Target) dress that actually fits beautifully. Looks like it's made from a higher-end fabric than it is. $2 I think.|
|Fanciest purchase of the day! Lucky cropped jeans. Specially priced at $5. Fit adorably. Can't wait to wear these when this rain moves out.|
|Abercrombie jeans because I have another pair and I love how they fit. They're too long but have that frayed/cut edge that I actually find very charming. $2.|
|Tommy Hilfiger shirt for breaking out of my t-shirt rut. $2.|
|I was worried this Apt. 9 shirt would be too old-ladyish because it looks that way on the hanger (and in this picture) but I swear, it's not. It's great. Very flowy and cute and again, NOT A T-SHIRT! $2.|
|But, I mean, I need T-shirts. Forever 21 (just like me!). $2.|
|And Target sometimes does clothing so well. I liked the flowers. The shirt is more gray than brown, trust me. $2.|
|So hard to photograph, so nice in person. Nine West black tank-top-swingy-shirt-thing. $2.|
And then the things for my daughter:
|Levis that I think might fit her now. Old Navy shorts that...I think might fit her now. (She's tricky.) 75 cents each.|
|These will probably fit her in the fall. Old Navy, Crazy 8s. 75 cents each, I think? (All kid clothes at one store were 75 cents, at the other they were 85 cents because $1 plus random daily 15% discount, and I can't remember which I bought where.)|
|I mean....I couldn't leave this there even if it's too big. 75 or 85 cents.|
|Super soft and nice Gymboree sweater for the fall. 85 cents, pretty sure.|
|Children's Place t-shirt that will fit her now. For some reason this was marked up to $2, which is fine just confusing.|
|Cupcakes! OshKosh. 85 cents, I think.|
|These were 75 cents each and might be too small for her, maybe, but seriously. SERIOUSLY.|
|Gymboree shirt in perfect condition. 85 cents, I think.|
|And finally, the non-clothing items. $1 for Liz Phair, $2 for the Wii game (still shrinkwrapped). Notice that I didn't buy any books! Ah, how much I've changed....|
Also, I tried on, swooned over, sighed about, and then put back a super-cute green blazer/jacket that was just the tiniest bit too small in a way that would've been problematic. I've found it online though and might splurge on it....