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Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Attempt

Sarah over at For the Love has inspired me to thrift shop. If she can look that good from the Deseret Industries, so can I.

My first attempt wasn't terribly successful, but it wasn't discouraging either!

The jeans (my only pair): From back in January when I spent way too much money ($70) at Buckle to make myself feel better about being fatter than I have ever been in my entire life.

The shirt: $4 from the D.I.

The undershirt: Built-in bra tank from Kohl's (purchased 3 years ago).

The shoes: Heels $5 from the D.I.

The hair scarf: $ .50 from the D.I.

The belt: A gift from my mama.


  1. So cute!!! You look great!

    I love thrift store shopping. In fact, basically every single article of clothing I have is from a thrift store... along with most of the furniture in my house... yeah, I'm cheap, I know. I shop on half price Saturdays too (every other week at Goodwill by my house.) Hey, if you're gonna get a deal it might as well be a REALLY good one, right!? :) Sometimes they do another deal where you can fill a paper grocery bag for $5 (You know I walk out with a bag that's about to break open!) Make sure you ask your thrift store about stuff like that. I don't know what DI does but they might have specials you don't even know about.

    I have another idea too. Do they have Name Brand Exchange where you live? It's a thrift store but they offer store credit when you take cloths there so it's not straight donations. They are selective about what they take which means it's mostly vintage labels. Basically all the so-so stuff is pre-weeded out for you and they have lots of high end, well made and super cute cloths... for CHEAP! Anyway, if you don't have that exact store there's probably something a lot like it in your area. There's another one here called Plato's Closet. I love thrift shopping for the recycling factor too. With all the waste in the world it seems so unnecessary to buy new, ya know?

    Maybe you already got similar tips from the fashion blogs you've been reading. A girls always trying to help her fellow thrifty fashionistas out!

    Have fun shopping, hun! :)

  2. I was JUST about to blog about Plato's Closet! It's amazing! It just barely opened here in Bountiful and my mom and I went. I'll blog the cute stuff I got there! :) Love it!

  3. Oh I can't wait to see it! That's awesome :)

    A little story to let you know how much of a thrift and sale rack shopper I am? I got my wedding dress for $30. It was at an outlet store right after prom. It had come from a department store but didn't sell because who wants to wear a prom dress that looks like a wedding dress?? Yeah, brand new wedding dress for $30. Talk about a happy bride!

  4. Thanks for the shout out Aubrey! I just love going to the DI. Be careful, it becomes addicting. :) I'm so happy to have met a fellow thrifter that lives in Utah!

  5. i love the thrift find shirt! you look really great! i like the whole ensemble. i think you might need to do more posts like this in the future... just sayin! :)

  6. I tried to tell you about thrift shopping a long time ago - you just didn't appreciate it and it was from your mom - of course I would wear that stuff:) Nobody listens to mama. J/K

  7. Oh, and Saver's has all their clothes and domestics half off on Labor Day. They open at 7:00 AM.


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