My son was getting his hair cut the other day- and lo and behold right next door was a consignment shop, so of course I had to go in and explore.
Let me tell you- it was SO MUCH FUN!
I’ve always been a fan of bargains- and love finding something on sale, but I never imagined the thrill I would get in a re-sale shop!
Yes, it smelled a little funny in there.
Yes, there were a lot of awful clothes.
Yes, I felt a little weird looking at other people’s discards.
But- there were also some great finds and great prices- including this fun little vest I’m wearing today.
Now, here’s the weird part.
Just the other day I was at an intersection and saw a cute gal walking by. She had on workout pants, a t shirt and the coolest vest.
I wondered where she got it- I thought it was so unique and so interesting.
I walked into the consignment shop and the first thing I find- I swear- is this vest.
It is almost the exact same vest as the one I saw! It was fate!
And it was only $12!!
I brought it home, washed it in hot water (twice) and now here it is, complimenting a white V neck shirt and paired with red jeans. It adds so much interest to what otherwise would have been a boring outfit (as seen on the right).
The morale of the story is- if you are wanting to re-fresh your wardrobe, and don’t want to spend a fortune- consider checking out your local consignment store. You may be surprised by what you find.
A piece of advice, go with an idea in mind of what you are looking for- and it’s ok to leave empty handed. The thrill is in the hunt!
And for a good laugh, check out this post on jeans I found at the Goodwill! It shows some really bad Mom jeans!
Don’t forget to check out Fashion Friday over at Girlymama!