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My Bargain Shopping Outfit

When going shopping at thrift and consignment stores, sometimes it’s just easier not to have to go all the way to a dressing room to make sure things fit. And if you’re hitting the yard sales, there are no dressing rooms. That’s why when I’m doing some serious bargain shopping I try to wear clothes that are easy to try on things on top of. For example, here’s what I wore to the Upscale Resale bag sale:
My shopping outfit

What makes up the ideal shopping outfit?

  • Close-fitting pants and shirt. I’ve got on yoga capris and a plain t-shirt.
  • No jewelry. You don’t want anything to get in the way when you’re pulling clothes on and off.
  • Slip-on shoes. I also carry a couple of those little nylon footie things in my purse for trying on shoes.
  • No lipstick or heavy foundation. I don’t want to leave makeup stains on every shirt I pull over my head. Today, I just wore Carmex, a little concealer, and some Benefit cheek stain.
  • This isn’t necessarily a great fashion statement, but it was really useful for trying on clothes. The sale was outside, so being able to just walk around to all the tables, trying on things as I went, was very convenient.

    Do you have any tips to add to the list? I’d love to hear them.

    Sale Alert: Upscale Resale

    I just received the following email from Upscale Resale (previously reviewed here):

    ANNOUNCING….. Our second annual charity bag sale.

    STUFF A BAG FOR $10.00!!!

    This Saturday, March 19
    9am til 3pm (Half price from 2pm-3pm)

    All proceeds go to Breezy Hill Baptist Church Teenlife program. Don’t miss this chance to support a worthy cause and to get some great stuff!

    **See pictures from last year on our Facebook page.

    This sounds like a great opportunity to spiff up my wardrobe a bit.

    Spring Cleaning

    I decided to participate in Simple Mom’s Project Simplify, a project where you tackle one clutter “hot spot” in your house each week for five weeks. Lo and behold, the first hotspot is my closet.

    This is a little earlier than I usually switch from my winter to spring wardrobe, since I know we’ve got at least one cold spell left before warm weather settles in for good. But what the heck, I can layer a few light sweaters, right?

    I’m going to do the clean and purge with a slight modification, focusing only on spring and summer clothes. This is because I have some nice winter clothes that I’d like to consign, and I can’t do that right now. So I’m promising myself that I will conduct another purge in the fall, post-Labor Day.

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