After having brunch with my sister on Sunday, we popped into the Goodwill thrift store across the street from our restaurant. We weren't expecting any miracles, but little did we know that we were entering some kind of Bermuda Triangle of pretty used clothes.
No sooner had I finished complaining that I no longer have the stamina to rifle through racks of second-hand clothes than I saw THESE:
Something about them caught my eye, so I turned them over to check the size.
Ummmm, BEGPARDON? Kate Spade slingbacks in almost-my-size for $15? Don't mind if I do. They seem to fit fine, despite being a half size too big.
Finding those shoes was like a shot of adrenaline, and I proceeded to pick up a few more goodies.
Some brand I've never heard of (N.Y.L.A.) for $15 (compare to these VERY similar Seychelles wedges)
Another brand I've never heard of (Minimal) for $25
My sister almost took this one for herself, but I traded her for a NWT blue strapless cotton dress with sea life on it. (Tag from Filene's for $50. Goodwill price: $20.) Doesn't the shape of this dress remind you of Anthro's Mullany Dress a little bit? No? What if I belt it?
I mean, clearly the polka dots are lacking, but I'm still pleased with the shape and quality of the dress! It also turns out that I don't have any white dresses, so this was sort of a practical purchase.
There were also a few pairs of Cole Haan shoes, but unfortunately none in my size. We even found an old Anthro dress by Maeve ("Overcast Dress" - see it on the lovely Laura here), but it was a size zero and despite both my and my sister's valiant efforts to squeeze into it, the dress would not be squozen.
I didn't make any New Years' resolutions this year (although I do have some vague desire to track my spending), but I definitely resolve to visit this store more often. They even have a return policy, which is especially fortunate since I now regret two of my purchases:
Isaac by Isaac Misrahi, $15. Cute, but the buttons are a little too gap-y in the bust and the bottom button is about an inch too high up from the bottom of the dress.
I.N.C. with Macy's tag still on it, $15. Super-cute and I love the shape and sleeves, and I don't even care that some of the beading is coming off, but it's too small. I had Kate-Spade-for-$15 goggles on when I bought this.