Hey guys! My latest post for Thrift Town is up…featuring my husband! Here ‘s the link:
During a recent ‘thriftover’ my client’s mom pointed out a scarf to me that was on display. I had walked past it numerous times but never noticed it. After all, I was thrifting over her daughter and was concentrating on her. Imagine my surprise when I walked over to look at the scarf and saw this tag hanging from it:
First I was like OMG! It’s Giorgio Beverly Hills, a high end name brand.Then I looked at the original asking price. Are you kidding me? Who would pay that much for a scarf? Obviously no one, because it ended up at the thrift store!
Then, I turned the tag over and found this:
This was Thrift Town’s asking price. Still pretty high, right?! Then, I looked on the wall and discovered that violet tags were 50% off that day! That brings this $260.00 scarf down to $20.00 right?
Before I go any further, this is what the scarf looks like. By the way, did I mention that it is reversible? Here is side one:
You know how I feel about purple ( I don’t like it ). So I was pleased when I turned it over and saw this…
Nothing but silver. Okay, let’s stop right here and discuss this scarf. First…what IS this? A leaf? A wing? Seriously, help me out here. Second…the veins in the scarf are rubber! I know, right! To wear it you feed the end on the right through the hole on the bottom left. Crazy, huh!
Back to my story…
I get to the register to pay for my scarf and the cashier was like “No one was going to pay $40.00 for this scarf.” and I was like “I know! I’m glad it’s 50% off” THEN I handed her a coupon that was for $10.00 off when you spend $20.00. HELLO!!!!! That means I walked out the door with a $260.00 high end scarf for only $10.00!
Score one for me! ;-)
What is your best thrifted score?
Remember…I scored this scarf when I was doing a thriftover on my friend’s 20 year old daughter. Here is her amazing transformation from typical college student to polished professional:
Last month I went to the Goodwill located on the Westside of Albuquerque for the first time. My husband actually came in with me for a change.
The ‘Freaky Friday’ part of our shopping experience? Well, as I’m browsing through the women’s clothing I came across this:
It’s a MEN’S Beretta hunting/shooting vest! This vest retails around $300.00. It was a tad too big for my husband, but at $14.99 he can make it work. He was very happy that I found it.
Oh, did I mention that while browsing the jeans in the men’s department my husband came across something for ME?! Check this out:
A pair of White House Black Market (my favorite brand) jeans in just my size! It is the Noir fit. These are easily $80.00 jeans. I paid $5.49!
We both scored big that day!
Check out all of my latest thrifted finds on my website: http://thriftmeover.com
Recently, I decided to revisit Buffalo Exchange. It’s located in Nob Hill in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Know to the locals as Snob Hill). I always feel like I’m on vacation when I go there.
I hadn’t been to Buffalo Exchange in over a year. I always thought it was pricey and dark and not very organized. Well, things have changed in the last year!
When I walked inside I noticed a fresh coat of paint and rounds of organized clothing! The shoes were also organized by size. Now, I’m used to shopping at Savers and Thrift Town with either a buggy or at the very least a hand basket. Buffalo didn’t offer either of those two options. They don’t give you a bag for your purchases either.
I started looking around and soon had an armful of clothes. What happened next surprised me…an employee came up to me and asked if I would like to have a dressing room started! It was just like shopping at Loft or Ann taylor etc.
I bought three things that day for a total of $75.00 which is steep for a thrift store but the brands I got?…AMAZING!
First up, this black wrap dress from Ann Taylor for $16.00. A wrap dress is classic and everyone looks good in it.
Next up…a pair of J BRAND black skinny jeans for $38.00. I know, I know! But this brand retails for $200.00!!
I’ve saved the best for last…A Tory Burch dress that retails for MAJOR BUCKS!! The asking price was…$20.00. Crazy, huh! You want to know what was REALLY crazy? There was a tiny smudge of dirt on it, so I asked for a discount…and they gave me one!! I got an extra 15% off just for asking and got the dress for $17.00!!!
Here it is in all its beauty…
Don’t you just LOVE it?! I do, and maybe someday I will have a place to wear it.
I will definitely be thrifting there again. Perhaps I will do a thriftover there this summer…
Check out all my latest thrifted finds here:
Check me out! hahahaha ;-) I was trying to showcase the shoes, hence the pose. I bought these floral Converse at DSW in San Antonio, Texas during my summer of shopping last year.
Now that I have discovered thrifting, I hope to return to San Antonio this summer to check out all their thrift stores!
Longing for my usual boring pose? You know, I’m not a model and I use a $50.00 Samsung camera I bought on QVC.
My pale yellow J.Crew cardigan is the only thrifted thing I have on. It was $3.99 at Thrift Town during a 50% off sale.
Have you seen my latest thrifted finds? Here they are:
Happy Friday everyone!
Check out my latest post for Thrift Town… great thrifted finds that I have incorporated into my own wardrobe!
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Originally posted on whosaprettygirl:
Have you seen any of my thriftovers yet? They are amazing! Just sayin’ ;-)