Beyond excited to have received gift certificates to complete the Savers Look for Less thrift challenge. My mission was to create a stylish and fashionable look for $60. I spent approximately $40 on a look that would cost over $500 retail!
Just to be clear, I underspent on the challenge but I went hog-wild in the two stores I visited. Both stores were fruitful. I did a power thrift trip (only an hour) while V was in school. I checked for other Savers locations in the area and grabbed my friend Ellen for a longer 3 hour "thriftathon". You can see some of Ellen's finds on the Thriftanista Social Club page.
Here's what I bought:
Calvin Klein Roll Tab Blouse
I love roll tab shirts because they can work for all seasons. If I get warm I can just roll up my sleeves and button. What attracted me to this one in particular because it has a longer tunic length and the vibrant cobalt blue color.
CAbi Bree Cropped Jeans in Creamsicle
I was super excited to have found ankle length pants and the color reminded of the Stitch Fix ones that I liked but weren't quite right. The CAbi jeans are better quality and the price was right! Plus they were a perfect fit -- a rare find indeed.
BCBC Max Azria Studded Wedge Sandals
I took a long pause on the wedges. You know I like dirt cheap. Considering the brand and the fact that they were new helped sway me. I consulted with my instagram family who were very
Coach Convertible Slim Duffel
Normally, I'm not a fan of rushing the new rack coming onto the thrift floor but a fresh crop of purses came right past me and I spotted something very familiar. It was a smaller version of a Coach bag I auctioned on eBay that hurt my soul a bit when it sold. I will keep this one all to myself as it was obviously meant for me.
There you have it. A complete look for less and only $41. I did buy some other goodies too including the black / white tee and the orange dress. There's still more! I'm probably set on clothes this summer but it's thrifting! Of course, there will be more escapades.
Besides having great merchandise, Savers has really clean and well organized stores throughout the U.S. and Canada (330 of them to be exact). I've visited several and they're always well lit and orderly so it's easy to find good stuff without a lot of searching. Perfect for a newbie or when you're power thrifting.
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