Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday

This past Sunday, the kids were invited to a birthday party at Bounce-U. Several families from our church small group were there. Goodwill happened to be in the same plaza, so my friend J and I ditched the party and went shopping. (Tracey, if you’re reading this, I apologize for being so rude.)

So, J had never been shopping at Goodwill, but had heard enough about it from me and others that she was willing to give it a try. I think it’s safe to say she enjoyed it. She found quite a few fun things. I ended up spending a little more than I probably would have normally, in part, I think, because of being swept up in the excitement and encouragement of a new thrifter. (She wanted to know if I was going to talk about her in the blog, so I just had to do it.)

IMG_2646Here’s the round-up. A brand-new from Target pair of sandals for Firstborn, $6.99. Now maybe he’ll consent to get rid of the disgusting yellow Croaks (fake Crocs) that he’s been wearing all year.

IMG_2660 The Ann Taylor capris and the beaded lampshade for Pinkerbelle’s room were $3 each. Not pictured: two pairs of khaki shorts for Craig, $3 and $4.

IMG_2660Look at this adorable dress. It is my size, and would look so cute on me if a) I had any b**bs to hold up the strapless top, b) I didn’t have skin the color of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and a belly to match, and c) I didn’t have tons of spider-not-quite-varicose veins on my legs. Except for the pasty skin, I can attribute all of those to a combination of giving birth three times and breastfeeding for a combined total of 4.5 years.

Knowing all that, I paid $4 for it just because I thought the fabric was so cute, and I’m going to use it to make a skirt for P.

IMG_2661Lastly, more new-from-Target shoes, $3.99. This is big for me, ladies. I have horrible balance and only on extremely rare and short occasions do I wear my one pair of heels. But these wedges felt solid, not like I was teetering dangerously on stilts. Plus, I’ve never had a pair of shoes any color other than black, brown or white (I don’t accessorize well). But Stacy and Clinton love a red shoe and I trust their fashion sense. I’ll probably wear them with the wrong thing, but my shoes will look cute.

Hmm, horrible balance, very-gross veins, flabby belly. Are you thinking that I'm really a 75 yr old woman and not a thirty-something? You'll never know.

Okay, what cool and thrifty things did you find this week?

1. Please link directly to your Thrift Store Thursday post, not your home page.

2. Please mention and link back to my Thrift Store Thursday post.

3. Please put my button in your post, and I'd really love it if you'd use the code to do so :)


Christina said...

Love the capris you found. The color is great. I like the idea of using the dress as fabric for something.

Victoria and I are participating in your Thrift Store Thursday and look forward to seeing what everyone has to show.

Thanks for hosting the party!!

Mrs. Petrie said...

I just love the new Target stuff GW gets. Our GW has been really low on that stuff lately, but I'm hoping for a good haul soon! I know what you mean about getting caught up in shopping with a new thrifter. They aren't used to the prices, so everything seems so cheap to them and they don't understand why you wouldn't get something. But you are used to paying 5% of the original price!

Sheryl said...

Holly, you are too funny! I love your finds, especially the capris! I'm like you - don't wear heels well. Let us know how you do!


Traci said...

I got NOTHING....I'm feeling so deprived....I haven't been in almost two WEEKS....I feel the shakes coming on! Must. Hit. One. This. WEEK.

I promise, I'll be back...eventually!!!

Lucy Marie said...

Wow! Great finds this week. The dress is cute ... I hope to get to see what you create with it. Although, I'm sure with a nice cardigan and a pair of pantyhose you could easily pull it off.

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Carmen said...

What great finds! This is the first time I am participating in Thrift Store Thursday! :)

Victoria said...

LOL at your body talk! I feel the same way about dresses like that...from the top of me to my feet!

I did get me some fake tanner the other day to use on the pasty white sticks I call legs. :) It is neutrogena and it doesn't stink like the others.

Love all your finds! I think I have a GW obsession. ;) I might have to hit it at lunch time today.

Songbirdtiff said...

I am amazed at the brand new clothes and shoes that I see at the thrift store. Your finds are great!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Fabulous Finds.


Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE those shoes! Can you believe I had a similar pair more than 30 years ago? Everything old is new again, I guess . . . except ME!
Hahaha... thanks! Cass

Wendy said...

Love the shoes and the dress! Are you sure you want to cut up that cute dress...?

Tracy said...

Score!!! How fun that you've taught a newbie the thrifting ropes...that's the way to share the love! = ) Love your finds...especially the dress and that beaded lampshade.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great finds! I love the red shoes.

Carrie said...

I just found out about Thrift Store Thursday and wanted to join in. Here's my post URL:

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog via the WFMW linky party at "We Are That Family" and I have been loving looking around - especially the Thrift Store Thursday series. You find some good stuff! I LOVE that dress - have you cut it up yet? If not, want to sell it? Seriously... :-) Leave me a comment on my blog if you do.