Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Frugal Fashion: Part 3- The Shopping

So off I went to my favorite store, Goodwill. Yes, i know it seems like an oxymoron to shop for in style clothing at a resale store, but hey, this chica is on a budget! I had about $50 or so to spend. In hindsight (which they say is 20/20) I should have gone on half off day (which is this Saturday, if anyone cares) but I digress. After about an hour of shopping and trying some stuff on, I ended up with the following:

pair of pinstriped gray capri length pants
short jean skirt
knee length jean skirt
red empire waist shirt
mens vest
ballet flats (new, with tags)
leather jacket (from Wilsons, for $8!)
silk blouse
funky blue t-shirt

I also had $75 in Gap giftcards from my wonderful husband. I went and put those to good use on the clearance rack and came up with this:

brown pair of cords
pink sweater
pink waffle knit top
white button down with ruffles
white and red striped shirt with ruffles
thin gold belt

I brought all this home and once again scoured my closet. I found a pair of Old Navy jean in my size with the tags still on. I have no memory of buying those, but don't look a gift horse in the mouth. I laid everything out. I tried everything on. I mixed and matched and this is some of what I came up with

New shoes, skirt and top. Old leggings and sweater

New top and vest, old scarf and jeans
Not sure if I love this outfit, I sorta think I look like Captain Jack Sparrow. New pants, shirt, and scarf. Old boots.

Why am I only wearing one shoe? I don't know where the other one is...duh. New skirt and shirt, old tights and shoe (s)

Over the modeling thing. Here are some other combos I came up with. A mix of old and new.

And there you have it. I now have a big pile of clothing waiting for a new owner. I will donate it to Adullam's closet and maybe cut some of it up to create new things for my kids. Tomorrow will be the last post in this series, a reflection on this whole fashion thing. Hope your feeling inspired to go through your closet!


McHam Family said...

You rock!!! I am WAY impressed! You can dress me when you come visit - in just ONE MONTH! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Joy said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing your cute (and affordable) ideas! It is soon as I'm out of maternity clothes again, I will review your post. Unless you do another series in about 6 months! :)

Kari said...

You're so freakin' cute and gorgeous (sheesh Gretch, you are so photogenic). Love the outfits...

You know what this means, right? GNO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

song said...

I have to agree with Kari with how photogenic you are. I love how you researched and made a list of what you needed and then scored a ton of outfits.