I have never really had all that much luck with thrift store clothing shopping. It always seemed like the the selection available in larger sizes had a definite Granny vibe going. I wasn't super confident I would find anything during this trip either, but I figured "What the hell?!?!"
Since getting back into regular exercise I had started noticing that my clothes were getting a little looser so I thought I would take a chance on trying on some stuff in the next size down (size 12). Lemme say that the quality clothes options get waaaaay better the lower the size.
I racked up!!! Both trips combined I spent just over $100. However, except for 2 coats, I didn't spend more than $6 for any single item. Most items were around $2.50-$3 (some were even $.99)
It is sooooo nice to really fill out my closet. Throughout my weight loss I have kept clothing purchases to the absolute bare minimum. Between the fact that I don't work outside my home and never knowing how long I would actually be able to wear an article of clothing --- spending oodles of cash on clothes just never made sense. This reluctance to spend $$ on clothes meant that my fashionable wardrobe options were non-existent. (God forbid I have to dress up 2 days/evenings in a row!!)
Imma gonna get my fashion on now!!!
I don't even live in a very large city --- I am sure you big city folk have waaaay better thrift store options.
|Stretch khakis - Unlisted, Kenneth Cole|
|This coat is AMAZING!!! Straight off the Mad Men wardrobe dept. And yes! That collar is REAL FUR!!! |
It was only $25!!!!
|This pleather coat is also totally pimpin'!!! It was only $16|
|This sucker is a CASHMERE blend!!!! Did you hear me?? CASHMERE!!! For $2.50|
|Love this-- Boots and leggings, what?!?!|
|Another nice little layering sweater!|
|There are few things I love like a black, turtleneck sweater -- it's just so classic!!! That is why I bought TWO!!! Seriously!?! when it's .99, how can you not???|
|More fuzzy sweater action!!|
|I fuh-reaking love this outfit. Top: Old Navy, Pants: The Limited|
|Just some generic floppy cargos, but they are SUPER comfy!!|
|The last thing I need is more T-shirts but the Adidas shirt is U Tenn Orange and the black one is a moisture wicking material for fall winter workouts.|
|These jeans are so great!! Ann Taylor Loft!!|
|Again, another outfit I fuh-reakin love. It doesn't get more classic than a French blue oxford and these pants are from the Gap and they are THE BALLS!!!! I LOVE THEM!!|
|More slacks from Dockers, (They look black but they are really dark grey)|
The real downside to thrift store shopping is the time -- you gotta hunt for your deals and (I recommend) you gotta try things on.
Here's hoping I have more awesome thrift store luck in the future.
I totally failed to mention that now that I am officially wearing Size 12 pants (and I say officially because all the pants I bought were Size 12's ) it means that I am in the smallest clothing size of my entire adult life. HOLLA!!!!!
I totally woke up this morning to a new low on my scale - 178.8. (I actually saw 178 on Friday at my Docs office when I tagged along to The Hubs' appt- but I wasn't gonna count it until I saw it on my own scale) Can I tell you how totally geeked I am to be out of the 180s!! Woot!! It's also good to finally see my renewed commitment to exercise FINALLY paying off. (It's also nice to see that the Snickerdoodle brownies I made over the weekend didn't completely derail me.) It's been almost a month and the first 2 weeks I didn't see a damn bit of movement!! Only 4.8lbs to go to my first goal on 174lbs!!