Vintage wonderfulness and Plaid

$16.73 for all of the following finds…

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I got this awesome flowery, short sleeve vintage top by Frejani with puffed sleeves, shoulder pads, and a thick black elastic band around the waist and the outer half of the sleeves.  So cute.  I’m not sure what decade this hails from, but I love it.  Here is a close up of the tag and the pattern:

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I also got this great eye glasses pin, $3, I am in love with it, it even has the little fake string to hold eye glasses around your neck!

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I should have taken a picture of me wearing it to show the full size, but it is no more than 2″ across.  Not too large.  And now my bosom will be able to see oh so well:)  20/20 I hope.

H&M plaid shirt, $4.99:

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I thought you might want a few different angles.  Dizzy yet? 🙂

I love the blue color, it really makes my eyes POP.  And you can’t beat the price, as always.

My last purchase was a great faux leather brown purse, with a gold placard on the outside pocket:

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And me modeling it very well.  I think I missed my calling as a purse model…

I only got this purse to get myself up to a $20 total.  This is because I have a 25% off discount off of one purchase over $20 because it is my birthday month (yay!).  Now because I find such great deals, I don’t go over $20 a lot in one purchase, so since I was already buying everything else for $15, I knew that (being the math prodigy I am) 25% off of 20 was the same as $15.  So whatever else I picked out I would basically be getting for free (if it was around $5).  This purse was $6, so it seemed as good as any, if not better!

Lastly, I forgot to take a picture, but I got a large hard cover book about photography for $3.  It is old enough that it doesn’t even have tips for digital cameras in it, but I still thought I could garner some basic photography information from it.

So the grand total for all of the above items….was, drumroll……

$16.73!!! (after 25% birthday discount).

Not bad for two shirts (one authentic vintage), an awesome pin, a great bag, and a photography book.

If last week was half off week (everything I bought was the half off color of the week and therefore super super cheap), this week was the EXACT opposite.  Everything I got had a blue tag on it, which is the color of all the NEW stuff arriving at that Goodwill this week.  Meaning, it has two more weeks after this one before it is the half off color of the week.  Too long to wait for such cool stuff.  Too long.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy thrifting!  Please go out and support shopping second hand, your fashion addictions, and all the good causes that Goodwill and thrift stores in general support in so many ways.

Love, Jaime

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I know it’s Fall, but…

I couldn’t resist these three delicious, two of them flowery and $2.00 a piece!!! tank tops at Goodwill yesterday, on my post church Sunday Goodwill trip. I’ll be ready for next summer I say:) Also, throw a nice cardigan on top and I can wear them year round. Versatility is key.

Sometimes while shopping at G-dub, you just get lucky. And as I am currently hobbling arround on crutches, I don’t have time to spare while shopping. That good leg gets tired fast. And it didn’t take me long to find these gems.

This is a fun, flirty tank by Helium, half off of 3.99 because it was the ‘color of the week’, for a mere 2.00. 2.00 for fabulous? I say why not!

 

This, also half off and the color of the week for 2.00, less than the cost of my cherished starbucks iced coffees, which I can not wear…is by Kyra. And becaue I am an avid T.J. Maxx shopper…I won’t give the price this would be at the department store (because who really pays those prices anyway??) I’ll say what I’m pretty sure good ol’ T.J.’s or Marshall’s would ask for it, probably 12.99-16.99, that is a minimum discount of….

85%!!!

Find me an 85% off sale at a store near you, and I’ll stop drinking Iced Coffees for ONE week.

Ok, now to prove I am capable of buying clothing WITHOUT flowers on them….

 

 

This night out shirt, I found on my way out of the store (the best kind of finds) for $3.99. I splurged and paid full price:) I love the tuxedo ruffles cascading down the front. I can’t wait for my next evening out to show this number off. And no cardigan needed, because we all know, females can wear next to nothing in winter, and walk around as if that biting 35 degrees doesn’t bother us, right??? I wish :/ However, I do have a cute cropped brown learther jacket that will layer perfectly over it, with some skinny jeans (that I will be able to wear again in five weeks when I get this boot of a cast off my left foot) and heels, and I’ve got myself my next night out outfit.

These three pieces put me back a whopping $7.99. Is your mouth open yet? I thought so.

I actually found about seven other items I wanted to buy- one that I did and I will share at a later time, but had to pass up the other six as I can’t currently work because of a broken ankle; so I need to cut back somewhere. No income = me not buying out Goodwill every week. Sad face. I still managed to do okay.

But that doesn’t mean you should have to lose out! Let me fill you in. Two of the finds I didn’t buy were J. Crew cardigans, 9.99 a piece! J would be appalled. (You know, J, the person who started J. Crew …) One was shorter and a nice bright yellowish green, and one was a longer white cardigan with ruffles along the chest. I also found an Ann Taylor Loft short sleeve yellow blouse with eyelets for 5.99, and an H&M peasant top, with flowers on it, for 3.99. All these prices are amazing, and would have made me a very happy girl, but they do add up.

Well, thanks for stopping by and Happy Thrifting y’all!

(I may have moved back to CT, but I can still say y’all!:)