Hey, everyone! I got a little carried away last month while trying to beef up my fall/winter wardrobe. I had two pretty successful trips to Value Village in October.
The first trip was mostly focused on sweaters—especially ones that can serve double duty as work wear and casual wear. I ended up with three sweaters (ok, technically one is a sweater dress), a blouse, and a denim button up.
Blouse with diamonds: 4.99
Orange sweater dress: 9.99
Red sweater: 4.99
Dusty orange sweater: 6.99, half off for 3.49
Denim button-up: 3.99
I also snagged some outerwear. I was looking for a rain coat, but I ended up with this dreamy Audrey Horne-esque plaid coat and a corduroy jacket instead.
Corduroy jacket: 14.99, half off for 7.49
Long plaid coat: 12.99, half off for 7.49
This was a pretty good excursion, in my opinion, because I don’t typically find colored-tag-of-the-day items that I actually like, but on this trip I found three that I love!
I also got a bunch of books:
Not really sure why I bought so many when my to-read list is already 10 miles long, but since this excursion I’ve managed to finish both Eggs and The Red Pony.
The second excursion was focused on finding a little stool, but of course I ended up with more than I needed.
I did find a little “stool”—this ugly little brass chair with a horrendous leopard-print cushion, which I plan on giving an overhaul (new paint and new cushion)—but I also found a few purses and some maxi dresses.
I’m discovering that I love maxi dresses. I have one that I wear to work all the time, and I was hoping to find more—they’re perfect for those “I don’t know what to wear, so I guess I’ll just throw on this dress and a sweater” days. Or for days when you’re running a tad late.
This dreamy ’90s denim/floral maxi is probably my favorite of the bunch. It’s by my favorite brand to thrift, All That Jazz, which always seems to make the cutest dresses.
The red polka dot one probably won’t get much wear until the spring, but the other two are perfect for fall.
Red polka dot maxi: 9.99
Denim floral maxi: 7.99
Leopard maxi: 12.99
I did think these dresses were a tad overpriced, but I loved them too much to pass on them! They will all get a lot of wear because they can double as work clothes and spring/summer dresses.
And here’s what I scored in the purse department:
Betsey Johnson purse: 12.99
Daisy patterned purse: 4.99
The Betsey one is practically brand new, so this was an especially good deal. And you can’t go wrong with a little leopard print! The daisy patterned purse will get a lot of use this coming spring and summer. I just love the ’90s feel it exudes, don’t you?
I apologize that this post is so late (it’s almost mid-November—yikes!), but I’ve been feeling very discouraged and disheartened since the election. I fully intended to post it earlier, but I’ve been trying to focus on self care and making sure my hurting friends are doing ok.
This weekend I am taking a trip to Value Village again—partly out of self care for some retail therapy, and partially because it is having a going-out-of-business sale. Yes, my beloved VV is closing permanently. I will keep you updated on what, if anything, I score.
Until next time, please make sure to take care of yourself and show kindness toward others.