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$50, Miss B and The Thrift Stores

Monday, April 01, 2013

Happy April!
SparkBuddies, I cleaned up this weekend! I set a budget of $50 to use at 2 different thrift stores in my area and I came out with some great items!

Goodwill and The Salvation Army are my new friends. They’re very nice to me. HA!

Around 85% of my work clothes were all too big, and quite frankly, I was sick of wearing the same thing week after week. So, I budgeted my money and hit up the local thrift stores.

Altogether, I bought:
1 Pair of Cream Slacks
1 Pair of Grey Slacks
1 Pair of Chocolate Brown Slacks
1 Pair of Dark Blue Jeans
6 Blouses

Cool huh? All of the pants are 12s and the blouses range from L to XL.

Here are some pics!

I also took it upon myself to clean out my closet of everything that was a size 18 and above, replacing it with my new items. A bag also sits in our back room with my favorite items that I’m going to get taken in because I just can’t part with them. I looooove my clothes! HA! So for the next month or so, I’m going to slowly but surely get my favorite items taken in so that I can wear them again. All of my bigger clothes will be donated.

Before I lost the weight, I never went to the thrift stores because I felt like I could never find anything in my size that was worth wearing. It was always frustrating to me but for some reason, I decided to go beyond my comfort zone and go through each and every aisle that I could. Unless it’s a really special occasion, I will not be shopping at regular stores for a good while. There’s no reason to pay $50 for one blouse and you can get a brand new wardrobe for that much. I’m not saying it was easy, I had to do some MAJOR digging, but overall it was a lot of fun and I was able to spend the me time I so desperately needed.

It’s a brand new month and I’m ready for the challenge of staying on track. The show I’m in opens on April 19th, so I’m going to be exhausted but I know I can do this. I’ll do my best to get exercise in, but if I’m too tired because I went to bed at 12am the previous day, then I’ll just accept that. My BRITT831 comes to CA in July, and I want to look my absolute best for her! Plus, we’ll be taking engagment pictures, so fun right?!

Have a great day and do the best you can this month SparkBuddies!
Miss B
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    Wow... Way to go! You look fantastic!
    1811 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    I love Thrift Stores, I have just recently started shopping there after losing weight and I have found many amazing deals. I have purchased several items that still had the original sales tags on them. I have several pair of New York & Co. slacks and Ann Taylor Loft shirts that were only a few dollars at the thrift store. I agree, I can hardly bring myself to pay "full price" for items out of a department store unless it is a special occasion (then I usually hit up the clearance rack first). emoticon on your engagement.
    1811 days ago
    You did great. I cleaned out my closet 2 wks ago the clothes I'm sad to say were to small. I kept the ones I liked too much. All the relatives said I should get rid of them as they were old and dated. I am determined to lose weight and do some shopping. Congrats on your clothes find !! emoticon
    1812 days ago
    You did great! I always feel intimidated in thrift stores because the treasures are so hard to find buried amid the junk that should have been thrown out instead of hung on the rack.
    1812 days ago
  • JLITT62
    You got quite the haul! Bargain shopping takes stamina.
    1812 days ago
    great job! The Goodwill in Ashland, OR is my best friend. I my "transitional clothes" there.
    1812 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    Great job!
    1813 days ago
    Thrift stores are awesome.
    1813 days ago
    Hi there! You are doing so awesome! Who doesn't love a bargain at the THrift???!
    I have been buying most of my work clothes there as of late. I just can't bring myself to spend the $$$ at a regular store, when my intent is to wear it as short of time as possible!
    Congrats too to you & your Fiance! How exciting.
    You two look like two peas in a pod! "Love is grand, isn't it?"

    You are living such an amazing and exciting life right now! Don't forget to stop and take it all in, every now and then.
    Enjoy it!!!
    1813 days ago
    emoticon on your new treasures!
    1813 days ago
  • STEPHANIE302013
    I love that ruffle top - looks great on you!
    1813 days ago
    I thought you were going to Florida to see her. I guess it doesn't matter because you both live in beautiful places with great weather. After watching all this stuff on the news about sink holes in Florida, I am petitioning for you two to live in California!

    I think you are right about taking the time to go the thrift stores and really look for things. I used to have my nose in the air about shopping thrift but then I really thought about how many things I donate to those stores and the quality of clothes I give away and so I know there is good stuff in there. You sure did get a lot for $50.

    Oh yeah, what is this about an ENGAGEMENT! I did not hear anything about this! emoticon to both of you. Can't wait to see the pics!
    1813 days ago
  • JODIEC79
    What a fantastic idea! Especially when, as you said, there are so many clothes there for way cheaper than the stores...and for a lot of us...we are still working on reaching our goals. Your finds looks great on you!
    1813 days ago
    emoticon Wow...you really scored big with those great finds! You look terrific in them, and they fit as if they'd been tailor-made for you - very well done! Thrifting is the best way I know to bridge that territory between original weight and goal weight - I lucked out in the thrift stores, too. You make me want to go back and look around some more, because some of the colors that are popular this spring look utterly terrible on me - and clothes from past seasons are often in more flattering colors. I look like I need a liver transplant when I wear orange or yellow :)
    1813 days ago
    you are looking fabulous.
    fantastic work lady....be proud
    1813 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    I think shopping at SA makes a lot of sense when we are in the process of dropping
    pounds and I must say you have done a great job shopping s many items for so little
    money, keep up the good work..

    1813 days ago
    Sounds great! Congratulations!!
    1813 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    You racked up! I need some new clothes too. I don't want to spend tons of money when I'm still work in progress. You got a great deal!!! Have a blessed week!
    1813 days ago
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