Sunday, January 6, 2013

Okay, okay I WILL Walk In Someone Else's Shoes. . .

. . .but only for $4 and only if they are brand new boots. heehee

Yes tadpoles I found the deal of 2013 today at Goodwill. I know it is a bit early to say that, but I really don't think I am going to be able to top this unless I find a pair on the street, free, that just fell off the new boot delivery truck.

Whenever we drop Squirrel back at University we stop at the local Goodwill in her town to see if there is anything good.  We usually come away with a piece or two that makes the stop worth it. Today I found a 100% silk sweater from Ann Klein and two gorgeous linen oxford blouses [DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger - all three pieces $9.75, in perfect condition]. My day would've been complete with those finds, but then I scored a pair of Nicole Miller boots, never worn - nary a scuff on the soles, I swear - for FOUR DOLLARS.  They are knee high with a 1 inch heel. So stylish, so wearable, sooo comfortable.  I have been looking for dark brown leather boots since fall and almost feel over, literally, when I found them on a shelf, jumbled in with all the other boots.  Pooldad began to apologize when he noticed they were a 7 1/2 [I wear an 8] but I told him to just watch me! He laughed when I said I was amputating toes if I had to, but voila! I didn't[duh!]  - they fit like a dream. YAY!  .

I guess someone got them as a gift and didn't like them? Maybe they couldn't return them?  And I can't figure out the sweater and blouses. They look brand new too.  Still, I did wipe down the boots, Lysol the inside and will take the clothes to the cleaners, but for an 30 minutes of looking I think I expanded my wardrobe nicely.  Well, for me anyway. What's even better is I don't buy labels to just have a "label".  I look for labels at Goodwill because I can afford things like Old Navy, JCP with Liz Clairborne, Limited and GAP whenever I wish, but have you ever noticed that the higher end brands [that I can't afford new] really do last?  They are well made with nicer materials - so to find those four was a super bonus

You know, come to think of it, if I wasn't so tickled with this stuff I might consider reselling it on ebay. Hmmm.  I'm sure I could probably triple, if not quadruple what I paid for the boots. And the silk sweater is this seasons. Hmmmmm.

Naaaah. I know y'all are just like me. It is always great to find nice stuff for a steal and even better when we get to wear it and look good, right? So, Merry Christmas to me! For 14 bucks. heehee

To borrow an idea from LyndyLou - this little shopping trip is going in my "Blessings Jar".

Oh, and if you really want to see something cool, go visit our pal Jeannie over at WOOF!  She is an artist extraordanaire and she drew a portrait of someone I think you will recognize.  I think it's so cool! :) I hope you like it too.

Now if y'all will kindly excuse me I am wrecked from the trip and have been typing this while lying almost flat [how am I doing? hee] Since the extra meds I took to make the trip are beginning to wear off I am going to bed now and should see y'all in a few days. ::grin::

Hugs and much love to y'all. I hope you have a wonderful week.
See ya' on the flipside.

13 comments:

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I found a denim skirt at the thrift store. Perfect condition. Mid length, buttons at the kick pleat in the back. My size (big butt). I don't wear skirts. But, it was only fifty cents!! I will remake the bottom into a skirt for one of my grandgirls and the top will be a bag to carry all my reusable bags to the grocery!! I so love a good bargain. Those boots are gorgeous!

SkippyMom said...

50 cents!!!! OMG. That is a deal, especially for denim. And you are so creative I can't wait to see. I want to pick up a pair of baggy denim jeans to make a hobo bag out of, but I don't think I have the [your] talent. Hope all is well with you guys. Hugs!

Jill said...

You go girl! I love finding good deals like those! Nice.

Sally said...

This is definitely the deal of the year! I'm sure there are some shops around here that I could score some good deals, if I went on a regular basis... I love when I manage to find a good deal!

Gypsy said...

Love those boots although I haven't worn a heel that high for about 40 years! It sounds like you had a great shopping trip. Take care and rest for a while now.

Carolyn said...

I LOVE finding deals like that! Cograts on a great Goodwill-score :)

Lyndylou said...

There is nothing I love more than a bargain! and so glad that you were inspired by the blessings jar x

colenic said...

I love those boots!! I am totally jealous...our thrift stores don't ever have good stuff...although I am going to go scour them for cowboy boots for a meeting at the end of the month.
Sounds like a great shopping trip to make up for dropping off your baby back to school.
Hope you are well..hugs and lots of love to you and the fam!

life in the mom lane said...

You are officially a "shopping animal"! Whenever I find bargains like that they usually do not fit... way to go!!!!! :)

ellen abbott said...

good for you! They opened a Goodwill in my city neighborhood after I moved!

Yum Yucky said...

I haven't been to the thrift store in ages. The kids are always cramping my style, tracking my every movement and when I'll return. Can't I go shop in peace for a change? It's pure harassment, I tell ya. I broke my toe back in November. Been wearing Uggs everyday since then. I had all these plans for fancy high boots this winter. No such luck. Toe still hurts. I'll be lucky if I'm outta these Uggs by Spring.

Juli said...

I found a coach purse at Savers for $5. Seriously. It's amazing what people throw out.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

Holy crap! You hit the motherlode! As you know, I am a huge fan of getting cool stuff for dirt cheap at Goodwill. I, too, often think about who would donate something so nice. I've decided on weight gain, death, and just being stinking rich.