Last week I invited myself along on a shopping trip with my sister-in-law. I finally realized why girls like to shop so much! It was SO fun. We went to an outlet mall, and we visited a bunch of shops. I had a gift card to one shop, and eventually we made our way there. But first, I found this cute top (listen to me, all preppy and girly). It was $50 originally which I got for—wait for it—$9.
At first, I was still a little hesitant to spend nine bucks for one shirt (thrift store all the way for me), but my sis explained how I could justify it. First, pair it with a navy sweater and khaki skirt:
Then pair it with a white sweater and navy skirt:
(This is the only pink belt I have, and last year I crocheted this tan belt, but I think they’ll work in a pinch.) So anyway, wearing the same shirt with two totally different outfits almost makes it like two shirts, so that’s $4.50 per outfit, which is a lot better than $9 for one. Trust me, the way she explained it, light bulbs turned on in my head. When we went to the store where I had my gift card (which was for $16), I found this adorable spotted sweater (paired with a jean skirt--I forgot to ask what would look best, but it seemed like a jean skirt kind of shirt):
Just look at that original price! After my gift card, I only paid five bucks for it. !!! Can you believe that?!?
At another store, I got some cool nail polishes, which were originally $7 but I got them for $4, which I realize isn't a total steal like my other purchases, but I kept to my "never pay full price for anything" motto:
So let’s count that up. I got $117 worth of stuff for $18. Oh yeah. I’m definitely taking this sis next time I go clothes shopping. I could totally get used to brand spanking new clothes that no one’s ever worn before at such cheap prices. I mean, couldn’t you?!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.