It's easy to go hog wild in a thrift store and lose track of your budget. Been there. Done that over and over again. Since I frequent thrift stores a lot more looking for additions to The Thriftanista Closet, I find myself picking up random
crap treasures for myself too. That sort of defeats the purpose of making money. Even if the price is right, it adds up so make sure you ask yourself 3 questions first:
1. Is it in your price range? If a particular piece is over $5, I don't buy unless it truly is a special piece. Salvation Army wanted $3 for the top I'm wearing. It was a 50% off day so had I come some other day, it would have been out of range and end up in some other thriftanista's closet.
2. Is it useful in your closet? Is a classic? Is it a staple? How many times will you wear it? When you're in save mode, no need to fill the closet with pieces that you may not like in the morning. After my closet purge, I am seriously lacking in blouses and sweaters so this blouse is definitely useful for me.
3. What about it do you love? Name one thing you love about it and don't use "cheap" as a love. You can end up with a closet full of mediocre clothes that way. For me and this blouse it was the two tone inverted pleat on the sleeves. My eyes lit up over those therefore it passed my test and came home with me!
How do you maintain your budget?
I fell sick when it was time to write today's post so that about does it for me. I'm in my fuzzy leopard bathrobe on the couch after taking a 2 hour nap for dinner. Ciao for now, folks!
THRIFT Da-Rue of California blouse - BDG jeans - Coach Court bag RETAIL Corso Como tall wedge boots
***in other news***
I bought V new clothes from Target that I totally want for myself. If you see the shirt or the pants, call me but only if it's in my budget!