Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yes, I went thrifting again - April 25, 2012

I have a feeling these posts about my thrift store finds are nobody's favorite posts but mine, but I enjoy them so you shall DEAL WITH IT.

Yesterday I swore I wouldn't buy much and would focus on the few things I did need. I got a bit distracted, but I had a wonderful day hanging out with Amy and just trying things on, figuring out my new body and new size, and spending not much money at all. Also, randomly, it seems like my feet also lost weight - I apparently have gone down a half shoe size. Go figure.

On with the photographic evidence!

First store, the infamous (if you're a regular reader of my blog, anyway) Humane Society. I spent $12 total there for all of the below:

I think I have enough jeans now. Maybe.'ll see. These were the priciest item I bought at the store - two whole dollars! Hehe.

This skirt is adorable - and it has built-in shorts. At first I thought that was a bit...toddler-y. Then I realized it was fantastic. The skirt is a tiny bit shorter than I usually wear - and it doesn't matter! Whee!

Running skort! I was looking for one of these. At least I can see if I like running in something like this for a small investment and then decide if I want to buy a new one. 

Converse All-Star shirt with cute little blue stars.

Fun skirt. I seem to be focusing on browns this spring/summer - I'm on a quest for (new) brown dressy sandals!

Amy has the magic when it comes to finding Thrashers gear. Sigh. This one fits my husband better than it fits me - we can share.

Running shirt.

I'm kind of undecided on this, but Amy convinced me to get it. It's a velour-y/terrycloth beach coverup thing. It's definitely cute and soft and fits. I'll try it out at the pool this summer.

Shirt for the kid. Hard Rock Munich. I'm not big on the Hard Rock shirt thing, but the design (click to see it bigger)  was really cute.

Ladybug pants for the kid.

Old Navy skirt-with-shorts for the kid. Cute design, fun for the summer.
Next up, Value Village. I've said this before, but I used to be a Goodwill-only girl. Then Goodwill jacked up its prices to what I consider to be high-for-a-thrift-store (but still not awful, especially if they have something specific I want - and still cheaper than new!) and Value Village became more appealing. I like that they price things individually, which means you can find a great bargain - especially if you catch a half-price color (their half-price days are also great, though I haven't been to one in a while). The downside is that they INSIST on stapling the tags to things - often creating holes where holes did not need to be created. They also don't have fitting rooms, so you either have to dress creatively (I used to wear skirts with leggings so I could try on pants, but I haven't really had the energy for that lately) or pull things on over clothes (done that) or just take guesses (which I hate - even a dollar on something that doesn't fit and can't be returned is still a wasted dollar). But still. I like Value Village.

Jeans identical to the ones I was wearing yesterday. $5.29, but half-price color = $2.65, hooray!

A bit of a risk on these denim capris as they're Old Navy and my size, but they're also from a few years ago. Old Navy is *terrible* about both vanity sizing and changing what their sizes mean every so often. But I think they'll be OK. $4.29.

Soft T-shirt. Faux vintage! $2.29.

I went back and forth on this shirt but decided it was cute (the letters and stars are sewn on). $2.29.
Favorite find of the day, and I wasn't even going to try it on but Amy convinced me. $5.29 and really hard to get a good picture of it, but it's brown and turquoise and super duper cute. I may even consider posting a picture of me *in* it!
After that, we checked out a new-ish small store and bought nothing (GASP). Finally we hit another super secret local spot. Everything below was $3 - pretty much all of the clothing there is $3 unless there's a sale or something. Also, everything I bought with one exception was a Target brand. It's not what I usually prefer to do, but I liked everything I picked out and while I did score a tank top for $3 at Tarzhay last week due to sale plus coupon bonusness, most of the time even Target prices just aren't THAT low.

I didn't have a plain brown shirt that fit me in my wardrobe. I have lots of newly purchased brownish skirts though, so I fixed that situation. The shirt is a Converse shirt that I'd seen at the store a few times and always passed up. Today I gave in to its charms.

More jeans - see? I should be done now. Except I'd like more skinny jeans - but I probably won't be wearing that style in the summer so it can wait. The top pair is more denim capris - I'm maxed out on those too. Mossimo all around. 

Cute floofy skirt. IT IS THE SUMMER OF SKIRTS.
Also, I blew off tracking Weight Watchers points at dinner and instead ate queso and chips with abandon (and then didn't eat the tortilla on my spinach quesadilla to sort of balance that out). It was too cold to run on Monday (read: I'm a total wuss) so I'm playing catch up today on that too - but the scale still smiles upon me and I'm feeling good about my ability to maintain the weight loss despite reading a scary article that said that pretty much nobody ever manages to do so. EXCEPT ME.

And I drove today for the first time in quite a while and it confirmed that a) I am a perfectly capable driver and b) I HATE DRIVING SO MUCH. But at least I do it? That's a step. The next step is calling the therapist whose phone number I now have sitting in my email inbox.

And we're working on getting the kid set up with hippotherapy. And I find it amusing how many of my friends thought that involved hippopotamuses (hippopotami?) - it doesn't, it's horseback riding therapy. I have high hopes for it (and the kid isn't afraid of horses! and loves them!) so cross your fingers.

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