7/23/06

Weekend finds: The start of "tax-free" week and my favorite thrift store

Me and Mr. Cheap Chica started our day off early yesterday. Waking up at 7:30 am, our intentions were to cruise around for some garage sales. Of course, the rain put a damper on our plans, but that didn't stop us from going to the mall. Big mistake. You see folks, yesterday was the start of the "tax-free" week here in Florida. I love it, but I also hate it, because people loose their damn minds when this week comes. People act worse around this time than they do the day after Christmas. Our first stop was in JC Penney. Mind you, it was a little after 10 when we got there and the lines were outrageous. There were so many deals I had to pass up because the place was so crowded and everyone had the sale racks surrounded. I found a Miss Bisou tank for $2.97. I paid for and left without trying it on. I prayed that it would fit because it's a very cute top. It did. We didn't stop anywhere else in the mall other than Charlotte Russe. They had a clearance sale on their shoes for $6.99. I grabbed this pair:




Later on in the day, I decided to go to my favorite thrift store. I love the store and all of the wonderful deals that I find there, but they really need to get new employees- so unfriendly and rude. Anyway, I ended up buying three things out of there, for a grand total of $5.97. Sweet!

Banana Republic boot-cut jeans $2.00. Since the thrift store doesn't have fitting rooms, I pretty much had to take a chance on them. They fit. Hallelujah!

Old Navy trouser jeans $3.00. They fit everywhere but the length, so I let the hem out of them. Sometimes I hate being tall.


Dress $1.00. Now I usually don't wear dresses, but there's something about this one that I couldn't pass up. Maybe it was the color. Peach tones and corals look good against my skin. It looks really cute on. I think I'll throw on a belt at the waist, though. How would you wear this dress (if it's your cup of tea)? Holla!

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3 comments:

samida said...

Good finds! Yesterday, I paid my respect to the JC Penney sale here in Memphis and the ladies and lines were both equally annoying, but I did walk away with a couple of cheap and chic pieces!

High Fashion Girl said...

Ditto on that "hate being tall" thing, sistah!

Great finds, btw.

Anonymous said...

Just found your site - fun! As for the peachy/coral dress -- since you are tall - where it like a tunic/jacket over those jeans you let the hem out of and a pair of wedge sandals. I'd prob. still wear a belt. I think the dress over jeans is a cute look - but being 5' 2" can't wear it b/c it looks ridiculous . . .

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