9/18/11

Thrift Score: I forgot to wear my "thrifting" uniform......

Today, I made a trip over to one my favorite thrift stores, The Family Thrift Center.  Now, you know the deal with this particular thrift store- cash only, no fitting rooms.  I usually come prepared with cash, and wear my "thrifting uniform", which consists of a maxi dress or skirt and tank- so i can try on bottoms without showing my "goods" to the world and try on tops without the extra bulk.  Well, I forgot to wear my "thrifting uniform", so I took the risk of buying a few items without trying them on.  Out of six items, only two of them didn't fit, which is a good thing because at least it wasn't everything that I bought, and I was only out of $4.  It's also a bad thing because those two items were the ones that I hoped would fit, but its okay. I'm never forgetting to wear my "thrifting uniform" again.  Here are my "hits" and "misses"....

The "misses" (what didn't fit):

Skirt $2:  I was looking for a red skirt, but I stumbled upon this coral midi skirt instead.  It's a size 12, and from Talbots.  I was so hoping it'd fit, but unfortunately, it didn't.  The waist is cut really small for some reason.  I couldn't zip it up! So bummed....


Dear by Amanda Bynes trouser jeans $2:  Does anyone remember the line of clothing that Amanda Bynes did for Steve and Barry's called "Dear"?  Well, these jeans are from that collection, and I should've left them on the rack.  I remember a couple of years ago (before Steve and Barry's closed it's doors), I tried on a pair of jeans from the "Dear" line, and those were the most ill fitting, very narrow cut jeans that I've ever tried on in my life.  Clearly, the designer didn't have us curvy gals in mind.  The pair that I picked up today are a size 14 (I wear anywhere from a 10 to 12), and I thought that they would fit since I went up a couple sizes.  Boy, was I wrong.  Still cut very narrow in the thigh.  I couldn't get these up over my hips.  Le sigh.  To the giveaway pile they go..

And now for the "hits"


tie neck blouse $4

skirt $1

romper $3

floral blouse $1:  This top looked ugly on the hanger, but I think I'll be able to rock it.  I like the slight puffed sleeves and I'm going to belt it to give it some shape.




5 comments:

Cherrie J. said...

Great finds!! I love that romper! Oh how I miss steve & barry! That store was the bomb.com. I got a "leather" jacket from the Amanda Bynes line a couple of years ago...I loved that jacket, but it met is death too soon lol.

-Cherrie

MrsWardy88 said...

Please let me know if you ever wonder down to Tampa, because I NEED an official thrifting buddy. UGH! And we wear the same sizes! Yes we need to hook up!

Lindsey said...

love the necktie blouse!! such fun colors!! and a skirt for a $1-who can beat that?!?

SiSi Sparkles said...

good buys! I love that top too, I think there's so much you can do with larger tops :]

Niki Cheapskate said...

thanks ladies!

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