Okay ... so if you've read my bio, you know I've been collecting some sort of vintage something for years. It started with 1950s Turquoise Blue Fireking dinnerware (still collecting it today!) which inevitably led me to clothing, collectibles and furniture.
And if you've read my bio, you also know I'm super frugal. Or cheap. Or whatever you want to call it. I just want a good deal. Again, this is part of the reason vintage appealed to me and still appeals to me today. I also love coupons. To me, that's literally like finding money. Because ... it is.
Here's how good of a deal this outfit was that I wore today.
*Jeans: Joe's Jeans. FREE. From my sister who's, um backside, didn't fit in them anymore. Score!
*Sweater: Roxy, from a few years ago at Ross. Literally, 75% off retail. $16. Score!
*Jean Jacket: Calvin Klein, $4 from my favorite thrift store. And yes, it is for sale. Click here ◄Score!
*Southwestern Scarf: Target, 50% off a month ago, for $8. Score!
*Grand total = $28. Yeah, isn't that so cool?
Granted, the jeans WERE free. But hey, don't be discouraged. I found a pair of Joe's jeans for $1 at a thrift store, about six months ago. I know! Talk about a deal. Maybe one of my best finds, EVER.
Rule no.1-- Ladies, (and gents) shop sales. Seems obvious, but if you can wait for a sale, do it.
Rule no.2 -- Shop thrift stores every now and then.
Some days, your fav thrift store may have nothing. Others days, they may have everything. It's how it is in the thrifting world. Keep your chin up and keep searching. The point is, you can have a really amazing outfit for very little cost. After four years of doing this, buying and selling vintage, I know that deals can be had. Plus, living the other half of my time at Target when I'm not thrifting helps too. Ha!