How to Stay On Budget While Thrift Shopping | Thriftanista in the City


How to Stay On Budget While Thrift Shopping

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:

thrift shopping budget tips

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.

coach purse from thrift store

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. 

skinny jeans and tall boots for fall style

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?

da rue of california blouse

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 store shopping tips
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!


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