Despite being on a spending freeze (well, mostly), I am falling short in my wardrobe for school this semester. We are required to dress professionally: dress slacks and dress shirts.
Kind of makes me crazy, because the teachers in this school wear jeans and hoodies. But our professors remind us that they *have* a job and we *want* a job. Okay, okay. Point taken. Dress pants and heels it is.
My dress clothes are all from the larger Joy. They range in sizes from 8-11 and I'm a 4-6 right now. Sooooo, now what?
I hold on to clothing for much longer than the average girl. I mean, I have some dress pants that are close to ten years old! But then the size 4-6 that I used to have, I sold in yard sale. Seems I got a little disappointed in myself when they didn't fit anymore and sold them off to not have the reminder.
And then I got smart and created a "Clothes That Don't Fit" bin.
I can now put my larger sizes in there, just in case.
But I'm still without clothes in the right size.
So what's a reformed girl to do?
Let's face it, thrift store shopping is nothing new. Those trendy people that can pull off a Hefty bag and fringed boots shop the thrifts all the time, and find some amazing stuff.
I'm so not one of those trendy shoppers. Not even close.
I donate there often and now shop there often.
I feel so very fortunate to live in the area near some very affluent areas and let's face it....their "trash" is my "treasure."
Point today: I scored two pair of "just like new" slacks from The Limited. Current style. Perfect fit (the Drew fit, for all of my fellow Limited lovers). And guess what?
I paid $10.68 for both slacks. With tax.
Now, if only they had some shirts that I liked.