Last night, as I was packing (way ahead) for the weekend, I went through this phase, that I know we all go through, that I didn’t really have anything exciting to wear. I feel like all I have is the same old clothing and that my outfit’s are drab and boring. So, I decided that I would go shopping today. I absolutely love to shop, but I hate spending money, especially since I am saving up to move out! I usually come home empty-handed and bummed. Today was a different story!
I live in a fairly small town, with the most disappointing mall in the history of all malls. We’re talking…two clothing stores in the entire mall, it’s so barren. My first stop was at Maurices. I have a card that the cashier punches and once you get all the punches, you get $10 off. I was ready to use my card but after trying on a few different garments, I hadn’t been pleased and left the store…empty-handed. Then I went to JCPenney(the other store in our mall) and tried on numerous amounts of tops, all of which didn’t fit quite right, or were too expensive! Finally, I decided to head to Goodwill. Growing up, my mom would take me to Goodwill and I would groan because I didn’t want hand-me-down clothing. Let me tell you what…that mind-set has CHANGED! I found so many things I liked that I had to use a cart. Of course, when you go thrifting, there are a few key things to watch out for.
- Make sure the clothing does not have any holes. (armpits, crotch)
- Make sure the shirts don’t have sweat stains!
- Thoroughly check to see if there are any other hidden stains. (food, blood)
- If the clothing has an odd smell, or smells like smoke, don’t buy it. (even after washing, it might still stink)
I bought two pairs of jeans and seven tops. I used a $10 off punch card that my mom had for Goodwill, so my grand total was only $23 and some odd cents! I felt zero guilt, and I now have the start of a new summer wardrobe! I thanked God for allowing me to find items I liked and that I was able to save money in the process!
The skinny jeans I am wearing were only $5, and they are from forever 21. (no wonder I love them)
All of the tops were $3!
I did get another pair of jeans & a black sleeveless sweater.
Until next time, save money & go THRIFT instead!