However... we're on a pretty tight budget these days. Therefore, shopping looks a little different.
Enter, CONSIGNMENT SHOPPING. I've always been a fan of thrifting and consignment shopping. But this past weekend I hit the mother load, my friends...
Yes. You heard correctly... twenty-flippin-dollars.
On Saturday I stumbled upon the most amazing pop-up shop in the mall... Lou Lou's Boutique Consignment. It was purely by accident too... best kind of accident, if you ask me. The pop-up shop was only up for 4 days... and lucky me, I happened to stumble in on the very last day of the 4-day shop... so everything was marked down even further... as in $2 per item. That's right... two dollars.
Still not impressed? How about some details...
Ann Taylor tangerine silk top: $2
Thought this top would look awesome with a pencil skirt for the office.
Calypso for Target navy tunic, with tags: $2
This was my second favorite purchase... loved eyelet detail on the bottom. And I think it will look great belted with a scarf when fall comes around, no??
nameless fitted pink top: $2
I'm pretty sure this was a handmade top... like someone made this at home with a pattern and their sewing machine. It fit perfectly and it's very Lily Pulitzer, don't you think?
J Jill linen capri pants: $2
I wasn't exactly sure about these at first... and started debating in the fitting room... then I remembered they were two-flippin-dollars.
Connie Collection multi-colored madras pumps, never worn: $2
I mean, who doesn't need a pair of taffeta madras pumps??
Gabriella Rocha nude pumps, never worn: $2
Okay... this was by far my absolute favorite purchase of the day.
I'm kind of in love with them.
BCBG neutral summer sandals, never worn: $2
These are a size 6. I am a size 8.
Otherwise, these would have been my favorite purchase of the day. But a smart shopper never passes up a great deal... I mean, again... two-flippin-dollars. Planning to give this pair to my mother-in-law... with her itty-bitty-size-6-shoe-self.
green & blue scarf, multi-colored patterned scarf, & woven brown belt: $6
Hoping to get good use out of all of these items... especially that multi-colored scarf. Won't it look great with my navy tunic??
UGG green duck shoes, never worn: $35
After my awesome shopping trip at Lou Lou's, I headed over to another one of my favorite consignment stores... except this time... to SELL... not buy. It's one of my favorite spots because they pay you cash on the spot, and I usually do pretty good selling some of my things there. And Saturday was no exception. They paid me $108 for some of my items... not too shabby:) But I couldn't seem to take my eyes off these UGG duck shoes. I have absolutely no idea when I will wear them... right now, my feet start sweating just by looking at the dang things... but I'm sure when it's cold and rainy in Louisville, I'll be glad I have them:)
Soooo... according to my calculations, I basically came home with all of the above items... AND fifty-three bucks. Can't beat that. A very, very successful consignment day.