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How I saved money on a recent shopping spree!

One way to support a green living lifestyle is to recycle.  Have you thought about the impact you can make by shopping at thrift stores?  I used to be weirded out by the thought of it, but after reading other blogs about it, I’ve gotten over it.  Plus, I really am motivated by saving lots of money!

I went to my local Goodwill store today to pick up a few dishes to make a cake plate like the ones I’ve seen pinned on Pinterest, but I got distracted when I took a quick peek at the blue jeans.

I found a pair of Raefella jeans for only $7.  At my store, every Sunday they change the color of the week. And today the color was blue. These jeans had a blue tag so they were an additional 50% off!

Then I was so close to the blazers (which I love for work.) I can’t believe I found a Michael Kors blazer for only $5. Now, I had to make an outfit so I went to the sweater rack and the shirts.

I found a pink sweater for $2.50 because it was on sale. Wow!

I put this outfit together for only $10. All name brand items!

You won’t believe what else I found!

I found a Micheal Kors blazer for $5, Rafella jeans for $3, Ralph Lauren shirt for $3.50, Jones of New York jeans for $7, a Talbots sweater for $5, a suit for $10, a Liz Claiborne sweater for $5, another pair of jeans and a scarf.     All of this at a retail store would cost about $500.

I only paid $42 for my entire shopping spree!  We are talking quality stuff here.  I never did get the cake plate supplies…  Oh well, I’ll just have to make another trip another day.


In the past I would have been  ashamed to say I shopped at Goodwill, but now I am proud.  I save money, plus I am helping a charity, and I am keeping these clothes from being thrown in a landfill.  I think it shows financial wisdom too!



Have shopped at thrift stores?  What is your best find? How do you think this supports living green?  Join the party and link up your thrifty finds.

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3 Responses to How I saved money on a recent shopping spree!

  1. Wow! Those are absolutely awesome scores, I’m jealous, like seriously lol! I always go and try to look through the clothes and I get super frustrated but you know what I’m going to have to toughen it up and find something good. Way to go! Thanks so much for linking up!
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    • It does take time and patience to find the really awesome finds. I usually stay in the store about two hours. Wait til I share my next post about finding a Giorgio Armani blazer for only $6. Come back soon or better yet sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss another post.

  2. I was very lucky to have a mom and dad who taught me about the wonders of garage sales and thrift stores from a very young age. Anything we brought home was referred to as a “treasure.” 🙂

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