|Forgive me Father, for I have sinned|
Well, it is Saturday night and I have a confession of my own.
My name is Cheryl and I like nice clothes.Some might even say that I am a clothes horse.
In years past, I wore some right fancy dudes. I would shop and shop and lay that plastic down. Lordy, I nearly wore out some of that plastic. Back in the day they would lay the card down and sweep, sweep back and forth over it. Do some of you remember what I'm talking about? I shopped and charged. Well, it is quite likely that I am still working to pay off some of said charges. Now a days I get just as much of a thrill from saving money as I used to get from spending money.
We have a Vintage Vogue in our town. If you are a regular reader, I've written about this store before. It is by Goodwill. But this is upscale Goodwill. They carry brand new shoes. They carry high end purses. You never know what you will find. But I have become a Goodwill Vintage Vogue snob. You see, on the first Saturday of the month, everything is HALF off.
I started dragging Doug in there with me. We found a pair of Cole Haan shoes for him in there. Again, brand new. Doug wears a size thirteen shoe. These were a moccasin style with a tassel. He was quite taken with the tassel. "I've never had a pair of shoes with a tassel, before." They have a soft sole- perfect for dancing. Ever so often we go out dancing. They can be worn for dress with socks or casual without socks with bluejeans. He loves them.
Last month on the first Saturday we went to Vintage Vogue and I spent $30.00. Today we went back and I spent something like $54.00. This is all half-price. And Doug spent $24.00. He found a dress shirt, two pair of pants and a brand new pair of Levis. I found grey lounge pants for $4.50. Crisp, beautiful paisley Talbot's capris for $7.00. (I'm thinking Paris.) I found a sunflowers shirt for $4.50. You know, the kind they sell at Cracker Barrel that normally run $20 or $30? I found a wonderful blue flowered three quarter length sleeve t-top by Take Two with butterflies on it. At first Doug wrinkled his nose and I said "you don't like it." He said "if you like it, I like it." (He is good to say that because he knows if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.) I found another pair of Talbot's capris for $6.50 and lots of other items.
For Christmas, I bought Doug a soft blue flannel shirt. Then I started stealing it to wear with my pajamas when I was chilly in the evening or early morning. I found a soft flannel man's shirt for $4.50. (I paid $15.00 for the one I bought for him at TJ Maxx.) I found an adorable pink and green Lilly Pulitzer looking bag for $4.00 that I will carry in the spring/summer.
We have two other Goodwill stores in our town. We were in the vicinity of another as we did our errands today. I had a trash bag of clothes to donate and I wanted to take them through the drive-through donation. After we dropped it off, Doug said "do you want to go in?" I said "we may as well." I found a pair of pajama pants for $1.50. And Doug found a pair of Eddie Bauer hiking shorts for $4.00, Adidas work out shorts, NBA warm-up pants, another pair of warm up pants and a pair of LL Bean zip off hiking pants. (He turned to me and said "do you know how much those would have cost, new?") I've turned him into a bargain hunter, too! (At this Goodwill location, our purchases totaled $14.00.) When we left the house this afternoon he said to me "do you think I could find some pants for work, there?" He found the pants for work, too.
I love the Vintage Vogue, and so does the fashinista, Jessica Quirk, author of What I Wore. Hope over to her blog to see her photos and what she has to say.
This is my confession. I feel so much better, now.