Friday, May 15, 2009

Frugalicious Fashion

Yesterday afternoon, Dave suggested we check out a thrift store he passes on the way to work (not only does he score roadside treasures, he also scouts out new thrift stores!). I had seen the place before but had never stopped. Most of the time, it looks as if it's closed. But I'm so glad we finally gave it a try!

It was a nice consignment store attached to a bridal shop. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Most of the clothing was brand name items; some new other pieces discounted from 20% - 60% off. I found these two pieces from the 60% off clearance rack.



I heart flare!

The pants are size 0 GAP modern fit with flared legs. Being short and small, it is such a joy when I can find items I can wear right off the rack without any alterations! They fit great in the waist and are just the right length. I love wearing flared legs with my high heels!



Close up of the blouse

The blouse is M.K.M. Designs and is light brown, crinkle pleated with floral design. Dave said the neckline really accentuated my chest, which bought a chuckle from the sales clerk. It definitely needs all the help it can get LOL!

I'm not sure how much these two items would retail for. Since "Dave Ramsey" became apart of our vocabulary, I haven't seen the inside of a mall. But I paid only $11.96. And found a great new place to shop!

15 comments:

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Smokin' hot, chic, AND frugal! SO YOU, mama. This is darling. Nice score!

Michigan Kate said...

What a great deal! I haven't been able to find any pants yet at yard sales/thrift stores. I'm short too, so everything I pull off the rack is miles too long. But you have shown well-fitting pants are out there... you just have to keep looking.
Kate

Melanie said...

Very cute!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Look at you, you cute little thing you! That's a great looking outfit, you def. scored on that.

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

You definitely scored, and I am there with you. I love the flared pants with high heels. They are not only adorable but classy as well.
Thanks for playing along....those were amazing finds. :)

Wendy P said...

I totally thought that first picture was the clothes on a mannequin. You are so tiny!!

NICE score on the clothes.

Bev said...

really awesome outfit and it is great your husband is on board!

Rachel said...

Great outfit! Nice job!

Still Learning said...

Wow!! You look great!! You skinny thing you. What a great deal for such an fashionable outfit. I was at Goodwill today and didn't see a thing for anyone in the family. Pooey.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Classy look!

:)

Tracey said...

Very nice! Love how well the pieces go together!

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Rachel R. said...

Ooh; pretty! And yay for finding something little! (I'm small, too, and I know how hard tiny clothes can be to find. :) )

Diane said...

Great find! Sheesh- looks like it was all tailor made for you!

VanderbiltWife said...

Ignoring my insane jealousy for the whole size 0 thing, the outfit is adorable. I LOVE to find cheap stuff, especially high quality like what you have there. Congrats!