i'm officially a penny pincher! as some of you know, i had a job working at a local boutique at the beginning of summer. it was the perfect job for me, because i could walk to the store and the pay was great! i had finished my training and was waiting on a call to tell me what day and time i should come in to officially start working, but i never got a call. it turns out that the store had "unforeseen circumstances" and had to shut down. i am now jobless and broke! in all honesty i think the job would have been kind of boring (but that's between you and me), and i believe everything happens for a reason!
because i don't have a job or money, i have resorted to shopping at thrift stores! i follow @karlareed on instagram, and she literally buys all her clothes from only thrift stores or on super sale, and she is seriously my hero. she showed me that i don't have to buy $500 dollar pieces of clothing to look cute, i just have to buy clothes that look good on my body and suit my coloring!
there is a consignment store near my house, and the other day i decided to hit it up! i literally hit the jackpot! there was lilly pulitzer, ralph lauren polo, and other cute brands! i ended up buying a polo skirt and a lilly dress. they were both had $30 dollar price tags, which is kind of pricey but they were in mint condition! when i got to the register the lady told me that all dark blue tags were an extra 50% off, so i ended up getting the lilly dress for $17! ahh lilly for $17!!! i almost peed in my pants when she told me!
the polo shirts didn't fit though :(
the lilly dress (its the kangaroo print)
i styled it will a denim shirt from urban outfitters, which i think adds a really cute touch!
i styled the skirt three different ways!
left : shirt-uniqlo, skirt- polo (thrifted), shoes- jack rogers
middle : shirt-urban outfitters, skirt - polo (thrifted) shoes - jack rogers
right : shirt - otterbay, skirt - polo (thrifted) shoes - jackrogers
if you would like to hear my thrifting tips, then let me know!
have you ever scored at a thrift store?
thanks for reading!