Last week I went thrift store shopping. Luckily they were having a 50% off on the whole store. Clearly there were treasures to be found; so my friend and I stopped in.
I certainly made out. I purchased a dress, pair of Docker pants, sweater shell/cardigan with a brown necklace, scarf and pink clutch and paid under $5.00 for the entire purchase. One of my purchases required a little work but I felt it was well worth the labor since I was only going to be paying $1.50 for the dress.
The dress was my style but was several sizes too big for me and when I raised my arms I was Bat Girl! My sleeves went to my waist which didn’t give me much flexibility for arm movement.
After I few alterations to bring the shoulders seam back, taking in the arm holes and the sides of the dress I got this dress.
Or I can go a little more Bohemian with boots.
So what is the morale to this story? You don’t have to be rich to dress nicely. You just have to have a little imagination and visualize what can be! I’ve learned that when shopping at a thrift store to purchase something I like because it isn’t going to be there when I go back. Take a chance and try some alterations. The worst thing that can happen is you become an expert at reaping out seams and trying it again.
I’ve also learned when shopping to try and get the complete outfit even if I have to travel to a couple of other stores to complete the ‘look’. Then it is ready to go when I am. Dark pink pumps are on my radar because I think that would really make this dress look sensational.
Dress: LGS brand~$1.50
Pink clutch:~ $.50
Fashons purchased previously
Heels: Lei ~ $5.00
Boots: Union Bay $2.00
Earrings: Both sets ~$1.00
This Tuesday I’ll be joining others to be #Fashionably inspired with Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop
Do you have a great fashion to show off or a fashion tip to share? Your welcome to join us!