I finally snapped and bought a ridiculous amount of clothing and accessories over the last couple of days. Most of it was thrifted, and as I mentioned in my last post, my mom bought everything from Quality Thrift, but I also picked up two tops and some tights at Urban Outfitters because they were taking an extra 30% off all sale items for Presidents Day weekend.
I can’t believe I bought so much while unemployed. And even though my mom paid for the Quality Thrift items, it was in return for my driving her around a lot while she’s visiting California since she doesn’t have a car here...so let’s face it, I’m kind of still paying for those things indirectly.
All in all, the deals were pretty amazing. However, I will not, I repeat will not, use a credit card to buy any more clothes while I don’t have a job!
Stop 1: ACTS Thrift Store in Pasadena, where I found:
Esprit high-waisted jean shorts, $2.99
Old Navy tank top, $0.99
Stop 2: Urban Outfitters in Glendale, where I found:
Urban Outfitters “English Garden” tights, $3.49
Stop 3: Goodwill in Glendale, where I found:
I can’t believe I found these Seychelles wedges! Based on some Google research, they appear to be from the Fall 2008 Seychelles collection, and they’re in beautiful condition. I kind of wish they had a strap or that they were half a size smaller so they’d be easier to walk in, but after trying them on it seems like I’ll be able to walk around pretty well without having my feet slip out.
Stop 4: Quality Thrift in Montclair, where I found:
It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the color of this dress is a gorgeous robin’s egg blue in real life.
I had a coupon for 20% off our purchase at Quality thrift, so the discount is reflected in the prices above. My mom bought several items for herself as well as a sweater for my brother Jeremy and a button-down shirt for my brother Trevor.
I also bargained for a price reduction on the vintage cardigan. It was priced at $6.99, but it had a small hole at the wrist, so the store reduced the price to $4.99, and we still got the additional 20% off.
Total that I spent: $39.42
Total that my mom spent for my items: $25.11
So that’s two dresses, seven tops, a pair of shorts, a cardigan, a pair of tights, a pair of shoes, two belts and two bags for $64.53! I don’t need to feel guilty about this, right?