It has been quite awhile since I've gone thrifting, but was able to do some over this past weekend while waiting for our movie to start next door, so I thought I'd show you what I found! As I was looking for things hubby came up to me, looked at my pile of clothes in my hands and said "looks like a bunch of things you already own" :) Hey, if your style works, why change it! Also, sorry about the quality of these pictures- lighting in the fitting rooms is always awful!
1. Ted Baker Shirt
I have never heard of this brand before, but from what I can tell on Google, he is a London designer and you can purchase some of his clothing through Nordstrom. I love stripes and I thought this bow detail in the back was cute, but I wasn't feeling the puffy shoulders, so back it went.
2. The Limited Sweater
I actually have this same sweater in green and I do love mustard yellow, but I just decided that I didn't love it enough to buy it. Bye-bye mustard.
3. Merona Cardigan
I loved the idea of this cardigan- light and flowy, pretty color, but it just looked way too frumpy. Ain't nobody got time for that...
4. Chris & Carol Cardigan
Once again, this is a brand I was unfamiliar with, but a quick Google search showed me that this is a brand you can get through Zulily. It has stripes (one of my most favorite clothing loves at the present), it is very soft and very light weight. It was $6.99, which is on the higher end of what I'd pay at a thrift store, but still you can't go wrong for a cardigan under $10! This was a keeper :)
5. Talbots Cardigan
Another striped cardigan. But honestly this must have been made of a pokey cactus or something because it was super itchy! I decided to pass based on that alone.
6. American Eagle Sweater
I did like this sweater quite a bit, but it was too similar in style and color to something I already own and I'm not a huge fan of 3/4 sleeves in the winter, so I passed. I did like these cute buttons on the sleeves:
7. Forever 21 Blouse
It's hard to tell, but the top is leopard print, which I always think is fun :) I just wasn't feeling the fit of this, though, so decided not to keep it.
8. The Limited Top
I really wanted this one to work. I loved the color- it's something I don't have much of in my closet, but it's a size too big, so I decided to put it back (even though it was on sale for $1.49!)
9. Basic Editions Sweater
Google says this is a brand from K-mart and Sears. I honestly don't think this was ever worn, though! I love the color and it's very warm, so I decided to keep it. It was also 1/2 off, so it ended up being $3.99! Can't beat that price for a sweater!
10. Mossimo Sweater
I wish this was a size smaller and a little bit longer, because I really liked it, but just too short and boxy this time around.
11. Mossimo Cardigan
I loved the color of this cardigan but it just fit way too small. Pass.
12. A Giannetti Sweater
I wanted this to work! I was hoping it would be like those cute, Aztec sweaters you see around lately. It was not. Basically a circle with sleeves. No thanks.
I don't think I did too bad- 2 sweaters for $10.98! This trip I think really showed how I've developed a new purpose when shopping- there were quite a few more things I could have gotten because they were a good deal or because I kinda sorta liked it, but I passed. I'm really trying to shop lately with a mentality of do I love it? Do I need it? How many ways can I wear it? There have been too many times I've bought something just because it's too good of a deal to pass up, then it sits unused in my closet. I do keep a wishlist of items I'd like on my phone, so hopefully that will continue to help cut back on willy-nilly spending :)