I've been collecting American Girl dolls with my girls for the past few years. I used to scour Craigslist for deals but these days I don't bother, it's whatever I can thrift. Yesterday I took my sister to a store I haven't been to in a while to pick up some shirts for my nephew. Got him four Ralph Lauren, Nautica and J. Crew shirts for less than $25 - and he thought they were new (they were in great shape). My most exciting find was this dolly wheelchair that I scored for less than $3. It's the TRU Journey Girls brand and not American Girl but for that price she didn't care.
Today I stopped into Salvation Army because for some reason I thought it was Wednesday, which is their family day and everything except one color is 50% off. (I get confused sometimes...everyday is Sunday when you don't work a 9-5 job.)
Well even on a Tuesday there are finds to be found :)
|American Girl Julie's bed|
After SA I headed to TJ Maxx to do a couple returns. For some reason it's impossible to walk out of there without a new purchase. They still had a few racks of yellow ticket runway stuff left and I found this beauty - a Marc Jacobs collection skirt for $99. It's a little muppet but there was just something about it. It's fun and the materials are heavy and luxe...and did I mention it fit? The cut is actually pretty slimming and I love the high waist (or at least on short-waisted ole me it's a high waist). However, I'm not sure if I got it just because of the label so I'm still thinking about this piece.
After TJ I stopped at the Nordstrom Rack because they just marked down the women's department the day before. I literally filled up my cart with gorgeous stuff. I edited down and this was my find of the day - Vera Wang black dress 70% off for $82. The more I look at it the more obsessed I become. Photos do not do it justice. It's perfect - and a size 4!!!
|Close up of faux leather waist and asymmetrical hem.|
I was looking for tops for my SIL and lookie what I found :)
|Woohoo! Penny find!!!|
Grabbed this Monique Lhuillier grey satin dress because it was $10.49. Enough said :)
As long as I was taking pics I figured I'd share a bunch of my recent thrifted finds. When I saw this black satin dress it screamed red carpet to me. I quickly looked up the designer Alex Teih and most of his dresses are $1,500 and upward. It may not fit but a- it will and b- who cares, it's art. Did I mention it was $14.99? Score!
|Close up of sculpted bodice|
|Top is fully boned.|
That day I also took home the black braided leather Club Monaco belt for $6. It looks very Bottega Veneta :) The Donna Karan collection green and brown leather belt I picked up on a previous trip for $6 as well. It's nice to have a waist again so I can wear belts.
I'm sure there's more but I hear my kids screaming and not doing their homework so I better check on them LOL.
So lesson of the day - there are bargains in the air, so go hit the stores!