Friday, November 11, 2011

Fashion Show!

One of my goals for this year was to expand my summer wardrobe, preferably by shopping at the thrift store. Over the past few weeks it’s become apparent that I needed to do so quickly; my summer wardrobe consisted mostly of dark colored t-shirts, which were not particularly pleasant as it began to heat up. After last summer’s less than successful thrift store trips, I started out at Target, where I found a few items that were successful.
White shirt: $32.  Jeans: purchase previously

Purple shirt: $29.  Khaki shorts: $27

Yellow shirt: $12 Green shorts: $24
On my way home, I decided to stop by Vinnie’s, a thrift store run by the Catholic St. Vincent de Paul society. Here I found a few more items, some of which I really liked.
White halter: $4.  Shorts from Target.

Orange shirt: $6.  Shorts from Target.

Purple dress: $9.

Red and white dress:$8.  This was my favorite!

I spent a total of $124 at Target, and $27 at Vinnie’s. My average cost per item was $24.80 at Target, while it was only $6.75 at Vinnie’s, where I found my favorite items of the day. I say it’s Vinnie’s for the win!

8 comments:

Kate Not Katy said...

You look great! And I love all your new outfits, particularly the red and white dress and the white tank top you found at Vinny's.

Lisa said...

What a fun post!!!! Loved all the clothes and you look great - even though I love to see pics of Australia - I missed seeing you!

Carlw4514 said...

A fashion show! How about it?!

Lynn said...

Nice purchases! I suck at thrifting, but I like to try!

L said...

Thanks everyone! Lisa, you are such a sweetie. It's hard to be in the pictures when you're always the one holding the camera, though.

Lynn, normally I suck at thrifting too. That's why I started at Target. But I guess Friday was my lucky day.

Uncle Carl, sorry for the fashion interlude. I'll try to work up some more beer posts soon (my would-be guest poster seems unusually reluctant).

crash6767 said...

huh, I'm pretty sure I used to hit a thrift store run by St Vincent de Paul. interesting.

L said...

I hadn't heard of it in the states, but that doesn't mean that they weren't there. We didn't have one in Anchorage, but I wasn't familiar with charity shops in other areas of the country.

Andria Crowjoy said...

Way to go!! You must be channeling some of Lesliele's mojo!! I love it all!