Would you believe that since starting this shopping ban 12 weeks ago, this was the first time that I made it to a thrift store? Clearly I need to go thrifting more often, because there were some great finds. I had $7 of free money and $30 of ban money to spend, and I think it went well. I went shopping at Second Image with Alechia last Saturday. I admit that thrifting the Saturday before Halloween isn’t necessarily the best idea, but it was worth it. Here’s what I got.
Ann Taylor LOFT Blouse $4
This was probably my favorite find of the day. A beautiful, modern black and white print, a slim fit, a nice neckline. The only part I’m not crazy about are the cap sleeves, but even those aren’t that bad. And it’s a cotton/modal blend, which makes it really soft. This will be receiving heavy rotation.
Target Navy Striped Cardigan $4
I really like this cardi a lot. I love the sweet, nautical look of it. And it’s 100% cotton.
Ann Taylor Factory Silk Skirt $3
Nylon Slip $3
I love how this skirt fits. It’s technically a petite, but I like it when skirt lengths hit above my knee, so it’s just fine for me. I’ve also been desperately hunting for a non-polyester slip, and I found a nice nylon one at the thrift store. That may seem to have a slight ick factor to some, but once it’s washed, it doesn’t really bother me.
Target Hooded Henley $6
I still can’t decide on this one. I think it’s super cute and super flattering, and would be oh-so-fun to wear on casual winter weekends. But as you may know, I have issues with polyester, and I forgot to read the fabric content on this one while I was in the store. It’s 40% poly, 60% cotton. I’ll give it a shot and see if I can get over my fiber snobbery. Otherwise, I might try knitting something similar, but it probably wouldn’t be ready til next winter. Maybe a variation of Knitty’s Henley.
Storm Navy V-Neck $4
This is another one I can’t decide on. It also has a high polyester content. I love the neckline and the sequins, and the fit is very flattering. But now I’m not so sure that all-over navy really suits me.
So that was a total of $24, and I had $38 to spend. So I’ve got a total of $14 left over. I think I’m starting to get the hang of budgeting!