This is the story of three pairs of dope ass shoes, one skirt, two dresses and one shirt that can double as a (short) dress. I estimate that I got about $270 worth of clothes for the cost of two drinks at a rooftop bar in Manhattan. Behold, the glory:
Ellen Tracy denim & leather pumps. Approx value: $70. I paid: $15.
Naturalizer sandals (perfect condition – apparently never worn).
Approx value: $75. I paid: $7.50
You didn’t believe me when I said they were in perfect condition? Would I lie to you?
Pleather (vegan 🙂 Franco Sarto boots. Approx value: $50. I paid: $2.
Maternity sundress by Heidi Klum. Approx value: $25. I paid: $2.
Striped shirt. Approx value: $10. I paid: $3.
Peace sign skirt. Approx value: $20. I paid: $6.
Sundress of unknown provenance. Approx value: $20. I paid: 6.
I think I’m most excited about the shoes. The $15 heels were a splurge – I almost never pay more than $5 for clothes or shoes, but these just fit so perfectly and looked so damned sexy that I felt compelled to make an exception. When I slipped them on, a crowd of ladies at the shop ooh’d and ahh’d at the glory. I can see them now, with some denim skinny jeans – or shorts. Lawd. And those Naturalizers? I mean.. perfect condition! Not even a scuff on the heels! Incredible find. The “maternity” dress is lose and comfortable – perfect for lounging around the house on these hot summer days.
Now remember. Thrifting is not only amazing because of the gorgeous clothes you can find, but more importantly, it helps make the world a better place in tangible ways. If you shop at a legitimate, not-for-profit establishment, you are often able to contribute directly to charitable organizations. Thrifting is also great for the environment — it’s a fashionable way of recycling and cuts down on waste. So get out there and pop some tags already. And while you’re at it, donate something, too!