Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cheap Entertainment

Alright, already. People sure get excited about shoes. These are the apple green pointy toed mules that I bought. I will be able to wear them in the spring. I have three outfits that they would go with.
I saw these, and liked them too.
This is more my usual type. Sensible low heeled things. Comfortable.
Will match with most anything.

I do most of my clothes shopping at thrift stores. A local store brings stuff in and then, after a certain length of time (usually at the end of the season), they are placed on racks and priced at 29 cents to move them out. I bought these shoes for 29 cents a pair. I also bought two dresses, 3 pairs of slacks, three shirts, two books and a set of espresso cups and saucers that were new, still in their box. Oh. And a long spring dress coat. I had a pleasant afternoon for $20.

10 comments:

Mrs. Spit said...

Nice!

steviewren said...

I went to the thrift store not long ago. I always go through the children's books. It used to be for my own kids and now it's for the grandkids. I came home with 3 books for them and 5 Little Golden Books to add to my collection. I like to look for old alarm clocks and world globes as well as any other treasure. I used to get lots of the kids clothes there as well. I don't have much luck finding clothes for myself.

Ash said...

wow.. those lovely shoes and a great feeling inside for just 29 cents a pair.. that's a bargain alright :)

Mary Paddock said...

Very nice shoes. Isn't it great to get something pretty for just a few pennies that cost someone else many, many dollars?

Kelly said...

Sounds (and looks) like you did quite well for $20!!

Caroline said...

I love thrift and consignment stores! You got some great deals. I think you might need to look for more outfits to go with your green shoes!

BUSH BABE said...

Love love love your green shoes! I CANNOT believe the price... incredible! And they are new (or unworn at least)?

I am pretty sure our thrift shops can't match that...
:-)
BB

Debby said...

BB - no. They are probably worn. Not much though. You can find new things there. Stores donate stock that does not sell. For instance, if you want a purple tee that says 'I don't come for school, I come for gossip' (*ick* to the mental picture of the girl who would wear such a thing...) there are a number of those, new and unworn. I would not buy undergarments or sneakers at a thrift store, but it does not trouble me to wear gently worn things, including shoes. It always amazes me at what I find there. I've used thrift stores for years. During my last marriage, my husband considered me a leech (he had a masters degree and made more than I did ~ and yes, he used those words. It became a point of pride to never use his money. I always worked, and I shopped in thrift stores. People never knew. After that marriage ended, it is how I dressed my children on a single woman's budget. Being thrifty has allowed Tim and I to send four out of five children to college, and to do so without incurring debt. In fact, Tim had never been in a thrift shop before he met me. When I came home with a woolrich hunting suit pants and coat, for a dollar, well, I believe that this is when he decided to marry me. :^D

Daria said...

I love the first pair shoes ... but they all look great. What a bargain.

PaintedPromise said...

i have to say i do NOT get the green shoes. pointy toes are so not me... OUCH! but then i have big feet lol.

but i LOVE thrift stores!!!!!