Just in case you did not see Part One of my trip and need to get up to speed here is the link:
Okay, here we go…
First up, a quick review of the store:
The Good: The store was clean, bright and organized by size. It has three colors on sale every day at 25, 50 and 75% off. The last Wednesday of every month and sometimes mid-month they have a 50% off sale on all used merchandise. There was no limit to the number of items you could take into the dressing room. They also sell new items. Near the registers was quite a selection of new clothing from Target. They also sell brand new furniture ( and it was really nice ), that they will finance for you if you are an Ohio resident.
The bad: Their selection of name brand clothing was sorely lacking. They bill themselves, as having tons of designer clothing…not! Customer service was lacking, and the employees I did manage to find..well, English was their second language and it was creating problems with making myself understood. There were only two dressing rooms. I put Annette and Roberta in the same dressing room , but people were complaining, so they ended up trying on the rest of their clothing in an aisle in front of a mirror. They both had read my thrifting guide, so they were dressed appropriately in order to do that. Here is the link in case you want to download it for yourself:
On to the thriftovers…
This is the first time I have ever thrifted two people at once…and it worked! Why? Because they were close to the same size. Roberta is a 10/12 and Annette is a 12/14. Remember, I always pull two sizes, because you never know which size is going to fit. Annette was looking for ‘fat friendly’ tops. BTW, she buys all her clothes at Sam’s Club because she is always there. Roberta was looking to up her game with prints. The colors Roberta didn’t like, were the colors that Annette did.
Here is my sister Annette’s ( age 47 ) ‘before’:
She is imitating my pose. ;-) Work it girl!
Here is her ‘after’:
Yes…it’s black and white, but doesn’t she look thinner? Wearing patterns is a great way to camouflage extra weight. Her Croft and Barrow top was $2.99 and her New York and Company capri’s were $3.99.
She has several afters:
and last but not least:
This two piece denim ‘suit’ is Chico’s! It was $14.99 and was the one item that they both wanted. Looks like Annette won. ;-)
Now it’s Roberta’s turn…age 52, just like me…well, I’m four months older, but who’s counting?
Here is her ‘before’:
and here is her ‘after’:
Doesn’t she look great? I love this look. Her St. John’s Bay top was $7.99. It was brand new with tags ($24.00 ). The label in her skirt had been cut out so I have no idea of the brand but it was only $5.99. Her Gap black flats were priced at $8.99, but were 75% off, so she only paid $2.25!
She has several ‘afters’ also:
Love this too! Do you see how just adding something with embellishment or pattern ‘zhuzh’s up an outfit? These last two looks are similar to her’ before’, but have more pizzazz.
Did you happen to notice all the fabulous jewelry Roberta is wearing?
Each piece was handcrafted by her! I know, right! She is in the process of opening her own shop on Etsy. I’ll keep you posted when that happens.
Now let’s check out their hauls. Up first, Annette’s. Her’s came in around $50.00, I think.
Roberta’s haul was around $100.00.
We all had a lot of fun and I can’t wait until we do it again!
PS: You didn’t think I would take a three hour trip to a thrift store and not get anything for myself did you? …
That’s a Chico’s Travelers lime green top, a guayabera shirt for the hubby and two pairs of brand new flats for me!