A few years ago I found myself unemployed and facing foreclosure on my home of seven years. I have to admit, these past few years have been some of the hardest challenges I’ve ever had to face in my life. However, when I was making a great salary, I was careless with money. I got paid on payday and spent, spent, spent. It was nothing for me to spend hundreds of dollars a month on my habit of excessive retail therapy. I love fashion and if I saw something I loved, I just bought it. I didn’t care what it cost nor did I experience one instance of “sticker shock”. I simply whipped out my Visa and swiped with glee.
I apologize for the blurred photos. I'm working with my 12 year old for photo ops :)
Still trying to get this posing thing down...lol
I said all that to say this…. To my new readers and my loyal followers, never underestimate what you can find in a thrift store. I actually prefer shopping at thrift stores now rather than walking into the department store and getting 2 items for $100. I can get like 100 items for that much at Goodwill…just kidding. But a little money in a thrift store goes a long way. Thank you Naquita (my bff) for encouraging me to step out of my comfort zone!! I have finally realized the endless treasures I can find while thrifting.
Ralph Lauren Slacks ~ $7.99 (Retail 109.00 *gasp*) <---- Sticker shock
Blazer (Dressbarn label) ~ $7.00
Animal print tank (Chico's) ~ $4.25
Clutch (It's Fashion) ~ $10.00
Patent flats (Goodwill) ~ $6.50
My face after shooting photos in the wind, cold and rain...ugh!!
Here's a few snap shots of my best friend, Naquita. She's pretty fashion savvy herself, don't you think? I love this lady to life!! She has been more than I could ever hope for in a friend.