Between a vacation to Canada and a busy work week, my blog was put on hold for a bit. Life gets busy! I shopped a decent amount the last couple months, and most of it was done at Goodwill. I ended up buying quite a bit more than what is shown in this post, but lots of it is going to friends or family (I’ve already started my Christmas shopping LOL)! I’ve actually started to post my Goodwill finds on Snapchat, so you can follow me at @morgan.415 to get an early peek at my designer thrift finds, and see what I bought to share as well.
Well, it’s the first of September, which means it’s time for a roundup of what I bought in August (and of course, how much I spent on it). I’ll start with the plain-Jane white tee shirt I got from TJMaxx for $12. Pretty much anyone who knows me will know that Vince is my favorite overall brand, and I’m always looking for their basics at TJ, so when the yellow tag sale rolled around in the beginning of August, I was able to snatch up this shirt.
July was a pretty good month for deal-hunting, I must say. Let’s start with Goodwill: a few weeks ago, I walked away with a gorgeous 100% leather crop top for $8, which I’m still trying to figure out how exactly to wear, but I just couldn’t leave it there. I stopped by again this week after work, and there was so many great things! I came home with a super soft LOFT sweatshirt (that is currently in the wash) for lounging, a blush Vince Camuto sweater for work ($4), and my favorite, a Bella Dahl chambray top for $4 (pardon the wrinkles, as it hasn’t been washed yet). We have a great little boutique on the Granbury square that carries these shirts, and I’ve been wanting one for a while, but couldn’t justify spending $130. Being patient pays off!
The people that know me, know that I hardly ever spend retail on ANYTHING. I admit, I’m addicted to brand-name clothing, but I still wear a variety of brands, from Forever 21 to Alexander McQueen. If something is a little more trendy, I tend to not spend as much. However, why would I pay $30 on a pair of jeans from F21, when I can spend that (or even less) on some J Brand jeans that are better quality, and last longer? Why spend $20 on a rayon shirt, when I can spend $20 on a silk shirt instead? Que the bargain-hunting addiction; it takes a lot of time and patience, but in the end, there’s nothing like that feeling of scoring a great deal!
I’ve decided to do a monthly series to show what I purchase every month and how much I pay for it (I am a little behind, so I’m combining February and March this time). Since I live in a small town (about 45 minutes to Fort Worth, and 1.5 hours to Dallas) with not a lot of shopping, I mostly shop online through Ebay, Poshmark, and outlet websites such at Hautelook and Gilt. Every once in a while we make the trip to Nordstrom Rack or consignment stores, or I’ll stop by my local Goodwill. I also sell my old clothes on Poshmark (you can find the link to my closest on the right of the screen), which helps fund new purchases as bargain-hunting tends to make my closet fill up fast, and I have too many impulse buys that I don’t wear! I will also try to find the original item, if it’s still available, and link to it in case people are interested (I use ShopStyle Collective). So…here’s what I found the last couple months!