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Better-Than-Sex Thrift Haul: $780 worth of clothes & shoes for $39

It’s been a while since I’ve waxed poetic about thrifting.. but this latest haul has me over the moon with euphoria.

There’s only one way to start this post.  Seriously. Press play. Then continue reading.

So, I stopped by the thrift shop twice this week and hauled in these divine items:

  • Black Stuart Weitzman patent leather platform stilettos with suede interior. Tags STILL on. Original price: $375. I paid: $15
  • Brown Stuart Weitzman leopard kitten heels.  Approx value: $200. I paid: $12.50
  • Eddie Bauer leopard loafers (notice a trend?)  Approx value: $60. I paid: $5.
  • Red and black polyester Bankers Club blouse WITH matching belt/tie.  Approx value: $20. I paid: $1.
  • Black and red pinstriped Kasper suit.  Approx value: $100. I paid: $2
  • Gorgeous floral Talbots blouse. Approx value: $30. I paid: $4

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It’s just straight up insanity.  Those shoes?  THOSE SHOES?  I just.. can’t.. get over it..

Stuart Weitzman platform stilettos

Shoes 2

Praise be to the Thrifting Gods.  Praise be to the All-There-Is.  Hallelujerr, Hallelujerr.

So.. I love that the platform stilettos fit like Air NIKES.  They are super comfortable!  And the detailing is gorgeous.  Can’t wait to wear them to something sexy in the city!  The SW kitten heels are nice too – a little smaller, not as comfortable, but they will do just fine for a date night when I’m being chauffeured around. The Eddie Bauer loafers are faaaaabulous.  Perfect for work or a walk around town.

Blouse

The Bankers Club blouse brings joy to my heart.  Red and black are my favorite colors and I know this will look fantastic with my fire engine red lipstick, nails and some black slacks.  The Kasper suit was such a find.  One of my great joys in life is getting suits worth hundreds of dollars for less than the cost of a latte.. I’m running out of space for my collection at this point.

Kasper Suit

The Talbots blouse is especially close to my heart.  It’s just so damned pretty.  I wore it with some grey embroidered Chicos jeans, beige Italian leather loafers and a cream Talbots blazer. Soft pink lipstick.  #Yes.

Talbots blouse

My closet is a boutique.

I am incredibly grateful.

I love my clothes.

I love the universe.

That is all.

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$17 at the Thrift Store

For the price of a Starbucks latte and a 10 minute massage at my nail salon, I thrifted approximately $380 worth of clothes to buff up my end-of-summer-dawn-of-fall wardrobe.   9 items.  Everything from suit ensembles to sportswear and designer shoes.  Average price: $1.89.

Excuse me, I just said one dollar and eighty nine cents.

Let us slowly and soberly examine the contents of the haul:

1. Draper and Damon’s linen suit: $1 

I love the beautiful, colorful embroidery on this.  And I love that the piece had been freshly dry cleaned.  And even more than all this, I love that the top and the bottom each cost 50 cents.  Lord, have mercy my soul, Hallelujah.

2. Calvin Klein jacket: $1

Perfect for my fall professorial ensembles.  And a dollar.  Perfect condition. Can’t beat it – and it matches the linen Draper and Damon pants!

3.  Schrader Sport vintage blazer: $1

This incredible one-button blazer is fitted right under the bosom and absolutely perfect for autumn!  Also matches the linen pants.  That’s already three outfits (and all the possible concatenations with paired with other items in my closet) for $3.

4. Grace Elements striped skirt: $2

A little end-of-summer-sexy.

5. Requirements paisley skirt: $2.

Makes you look like a human china set, but, still, quite pretty.

6. Koss athletic capris: $2

These match some Jones NY sportswear I got from the shop last week.

7. Etienne Aigner pumps: $2

Love these – I needed some beige heels and voila!

8. Connie black heels: $5

Another wardrobe hole filled: my trusty black Tahari pumps finally gave up the ghost last week.  I thought I’d have to break down and go to a retail store to get some new shoes – but no, my beloved Thrift Store did not let me down.  These Connie pumps are super cute and fit perfectly.

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What $14 Can Get You At the Thrift Store

$14 at the Thrift Store got me 10 items (8 pieces of clothing and 2 accessories), for an average price of $1.40 per item.  Estimated value: $350.

The details:

 

  1. Blue Kasper pantsuit (100% silk) – Retail value: $100-$150.  I paid: $2
  2. White Liz Claiborne wrap top – Retail: $39.  I paid: $1
  3. Striped lavender/pink Eddie Bauer button-up blouse: Retail: $25.  I paid: $1
  4. New York & Company Argyle sweater vest: Retail: $35.  I paid: $1
  5. Jones New York (Sport) hoodie and matching drawstring pants: Retail: $30.  I paid: $1
  6. Gray J. Crew Silk Blouse: Retail: $30.  I paid: $1
  7. Steve Madden sunglasses with leather temple arms: Retail: $40. I paid: $2.50
  8. Lovely blue necklace to match my current multicolor manicure: Retail: $$10-$15, I paid: $4

 

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