Tuesday, January 31, 2012

3.00 Marc Jacob Shoes Make A HAPPY Blogger!

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just bought a new dress for a girlfriends wedding. I was so excited - I LOVED the dress. Then I find out that in the community of her soon to be husband, it is considered bad taste to wear ankle length dresses. It is considered showy and reserved for brides and queens. No, I am not joking.

"So what do you wear to a wedding?" I asked. The response was that formal/dressy suits were the norm. I was determined to not spend a load of money and went armed with this new info thrift store shopping. After all, I had just spent a nice chunk of change on a dress. Now outfit two would have to be thrifty! I find a suit in the first store I go to! A brown Jones New York suit that fit me perfectly! And was 7.70 and 60% off. YES! 3.93 for a brand new tags still on suit! Only problem? I had not a single thing appropriate to wear underneath. Or shoes. Or a bag. I had 9 weeks left to find them though. All was good. At least twice a week I went searching. I found AMAZING things. A Pink Tartan skirt for 3.00 to name just one. But I must have found 30 amazing pieces before I found the rest of my outfit. 

Something about this dress hunt reminded me of that! But anyways, on to the point of todays post. The results of yet another dress hunt!

The first stop I made was to Goodwill. All yellow tags were 25% off, and most of the store was yellow tagged! First up was the MOST expensive thing I bought...... which is weird because it is the cheapest item regular retail wise! But I LOVE Pure by Alfred Sung Cardigans. Cotton and Cashmere. they always wash and wear WONDERFULLY!  4.50 

Next up is a cardigan from Danier Leather. Its the softest, coziest sweater ever! 3.75

A great every day skirt for work! Perfect since I only have 3 that dont come as part of a suit and 2 of them are falling apart. Literally have shredded linings! But I changed sizes recently and will get my wardrobe back up to standard soon! Really!! Oh! and the white spot is not on the dress. It seemed to be on the camera lenses! 3.37

And the best thing EVER!!!!!!! Now normally I wear a size 8.5 and these are more like a 9, but they are comfy and easy to wear!! 3.00

Total Spent - 14.00 
Total Cost New - Over 850.00

Now the reason I dont call this an epic fail is because - a - 3.00 for Marc Jacobs shoes!!! and b - I found this at my last stop of the day, the Salvation Army! I have no idea the value of it new, and its neither a cocktail dress which I need 2 of still, nor is it a formal dress which I still need one, but I have a sunday brunch coming up that it will be PERFECT for!! And I know it looks kind of plain and boring but it fits me PERFECTLY! Also it was 10% off.  8.10


  1. Very nice!! I love thrift stores (and consignment) ... you can get amazing scores!

  2. Love MJ shoes!!! Especially their flats!!!

  3. Great finds! You have the thrift store magic, don't you? :D Next time, take me along! Don't worry, we don't wear the same size (and therefore won't fight over things!)

    1. Omg! If your anywhere near me in canada or in NYC it would be a blast! And I'm a 6-8 on top and a 10-12 on the bottom ( stupid hips!)

      But I share well so even if we were the same size it's all good!

      Still have to post my 12 hour shopping trip results! Including the dresses I finally found!

  4. I am amazed your value village has stuff like that, ours is full of crap



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