Monday, August 19, 2019

A Score or Two!

One of my favorite stores is the ARC thrift store. Especially since I'm both trying to embrace  being more sustainable and limiting my clothing shopping habit. On Tuesdays they have a senior day when almost all the tag "colors" are fifty percent off. Since I rarely do errands on Saturday, I was surprised (in a good way) when I realized that everything in the store was-again-fifty percent off.

Let me tell ya, I would have spent hours there. But since I had places to go and people to see, I limited myself to  half an hour or so of browsing.  And ended up with five tops, plus a fall centerpiece. For much less than twenty dollars.  The bright green one is, well, bright, but it;s really really soft. And the red Christmas top which was not on sale but five dollars will mean I finally have something red to wear to those Christmas events (I had a green, but not a red).





As if that wasn't enough, I had been checking out my favorite store's online sales every couple days or so because  I wanted to get some fall colored clothing but preferred thrift shop or clearance prices. I ended up with the two tops below, for ten dollars each!  I'm pretty much done clothing shopping until sometime in October unless I find a really good price on a cardigan sweater or a nice purse at the thrift shop (I have a big tote and a little bag but nothing medium sized these days). Aside from the jewelry needed for the MOB dress. 





My last adventure of the day was to pick up strips of fabric for that landscape quilt. All of which were on sale, and there was a twenty percent of coupon on my purchase.  All in all a pretty good day for a last minute Saturday of shopping. 



Today I need to get those sale items from the grocery and my son has asked him to go with him while he is re-measured for a suit. Hopefully we will find some sale deals on the latter to complete the happiness.

Oh, and in the interest of continuing the capsule idea and limiting my wardrobe to stuff I love, I did remove tops as I put tops in the closet. Perhaps not one to one, but nevertheless.

14 comments:

  1. You found some pretty bargains. Like you I aim to remove clothes from my closet when I buy clothes.

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  2. Those are some pretty tops that you found. I love deals like that. The material you found for your landscape quilt are really nice too. I think they'll work out nicely. Can't wait to see the quilt once it's done.

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    1. I'm just hesitating on the fabric placement. I'll do that a couple times and then jump in.

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  3. Wow, great finds and bargains. The quilt looks like it will be lovely.

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  4. Gosh, I wish I could find bargain top like you did! Even just finding any tops that I like would be great.

    Love your landscape fabrics, good choices.

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    1. I am blessed to have a coue great thrift stores and consignments near me

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  5. You really found some great bargains. I love all the tops you found. I love finding deals like that.

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    1. I love the deals. And I have to control myself with them.

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  6. Great bargains for sure! I really appreciate gently used clothing and can't imagine paying full price for anything.

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  7. What gorgeous tops, and what a great price.

    Can hardly wait to see what you fashion out of those fabric strips.

    God bless.

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  8. Great finds!! I truly,really have enough clothes but I seem to love to buy more. I blame my love of clothes on the fact I had to wear uniforms most of my life: 12 years of Catholic school then a nursing career. LOL.To keep myself in check I usually only let myself shop at consignment stores. Up here in Sedona for a few days I HAD to visit my fave stores and I found a beautiful long top to wear over leggings when the heat finally gives way in Arizona... at least we’re ‘recycling!”

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    1. What with the weight change I am good in many area butI will need a pair or two of casual pants and some cardigans and eventually sandals to wear with socks but all but the shoes I can find used I think

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