Today, I had a few hours to kill while waiting to pick up my pup from the groomers. I decided to head to Value Village since I had a 30% off coupon. Last night I did some online shopping and quickly realized how expensive retail clothing is even when there is a sale. Not wanting to spend $120 on a few dresses, I abandoned my shopping cart and made a mental list of the things I wanted. We all know how much I love thrift shopping, but lately I don’t feel like wasting hours digging through mountains of junk. Shocking. I know. Today, with time to waste and coupon in hand, I found myself with a good excuse to browse the endless racks at VV.
First, I noticed while looking through my fall/winter wardrobe I was missing a lot of dresses. To be honest, my summer wardrobe is also missing a lot of dresses. This year I’ve been getting rid of quite a lot of ‘things’. A lot of my ‘things’ just happen to be clothing. I wanted a red dress, and other fall-ish items to fill the gaps in my current wardrobe. I was surprised to find two dresses that fit that bill. I love this Zara collection dress. It looks brand new, and has pockets! The tweed fringe and high neckline are right up my alley. It was $6.99 after discount. The second dress is a brand I recognize from Winners. It’s nothing special except for the fact that it’s red with a really pretty print and in new condition. Which was on my mental wish list. I really like the high, keyhole neckline on this one too. It was $5.94 after discount.
These next two items are my favourite finds. Black leather boots from Zilian. They are hardly worn! There is a zipper down the back which gives them a floppy look, or can be worn zipped up. The leather is buttery soft. They were $11.89 after discount.I’m a sucker for anything from Drake General Store. I found this grey cabin blanket for $6.99 after discount. It’s currently selling on the site for $68. Grab one for yourself here: Drake General Store Cabin Blanket
Lastly is something I didn’t really need or was looking for. I picked up this Billabong laptop bag because it was $1.99 ($1.39 after discount) and I love the woven print and a great deal! All in all, I spent $38.18 total and saved $14.25 with my 30% off donor card. Not exactly what I had abandoned in my online shopping cart but I’m happy with the start of my fall wardrobe!