Yes, I know I had every good intention of not shopping again until we left for Spain…but it’s not my fault!
I’m blaming it on My Fashion Sister from Another Mother. She’s a thrifty shopper and far be it from me to stand in her way of shopping and bringing in the haul. It just so happened that I got caught up in the bargains and ended up with a few purchases myself.
And since I am such a shopping sinner, I thought I would share with you my thrifty shopping haul.
You may remember this pic from March posts about L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Lee-Anne, my Fashion Sister From Another Mother and I had gone to the runway shows together as fashion is a passion we both share. And that angelic face on the right is the one that
went, made, Practically held me at gunpoint until I bought bargains!
I decided to play hookey from work as the “Sister” had the day off so we could drive to Daylesford to go to a place called The Mill and have lunch. The Mill is huge, filled with antique, collectible and vintage clothing stalls. Plus they have a nice little cafe’. I needed to get away and be surrounded by interesting things so I asked my “sister” if she wanted to come with me.
She only had one request.
Little did I know, it was going to be the bullet in my will-power to resist shopping.
She wanted to stop at her favourite thrift/op shop.
As it is close to her house it was the first place we went. Not 30 seconds in the door, she held up a shirt saying, “Sister! This ‘Naked Art’ silk blouse would look lovely on you”. So to humour her I tried it on.
So I bought it.
It was $8! How could I not? With a regular price around $150 it was a bargain…and it looked fantastic and felt great on!
Needless to say there were a few other things that went into the dressing room with me.
And most of them came out, had a ride in my car and are now at home with me too!
Black Cardigan by Lisa Ho – $7! Pink, grey and black boucle’ skirt with black chiffon underskirt (it’s meant to show) – $5.
Boucle’ jacket/blazer, (yes, another one! I seem to have a blazing fever for blazers) from Target – $6. Gordon Smith sweater vest with sparkle threads – $6.
Jersey dress by Motto – $8. The print is lovely, the fit is great and in the Spring it will be nice with a little black shrug and either my pink or black wedges. It’s a little too long but cutting it off and hemming it will be a breeze.
There was one other item that I will share with you tomorrow.
Trust me, it’s worth the wait.
So $45 (not counting the mystery item) later and we drove over to The Mill.
We were on our way out and I said, “I just want to walk through this one stall”. Because in the past I have found a few good maxi skirts at this particular stall. And there it was. This lovely Kamikaze long jacket in pale pink with black trim. I tried it on, it was a perfect fit. I could think of a number of things to wear under it. Little black dress – tick. Pink, grey and black boucle’ skirt and black Lisa Ho cardigan (thanks to the earlier stop) – tick. White shirt and black trousers (thanks to my 10 essentials) – tick.
Bought, paid for, coming home with me – tick!
So my dear friends, I survived my first 90 days of no shopping but couldn’t survive setting that goal for myself again.
Am I disappointed…a little. But considering the great prices and fantastic items I got in the process…I think I’ll get over the disappointment!b After all, I was a thrifty shopper and collected an impressive haul for not a lot of money.
And when you see what the other item from the op shop was, I think you will no longer be disappointed in me either.
- Look of the Day: Nifty Thrifty (fabsugar.com)
- Thrifty Shop-a-Holic (thinspirationaljourney.wordpress.com)
- Thrifty Fashion: A Guide to Finding The Best Deals (stealthestyle.com)
- Let’s get THRIFTY! (fashionrevolutionaires.com)
- My Lust Have List Haul – The Denim Jacket (astimegoesbuy.me)