A week or so ago, one of my favorite bloggers posted about the clothes in her wardrobe. She has since taken the post down, so I can’t link to it. But it reminded me of one of my favorite things here in America.
About once year I need some serious clothes shopping. Usually because I
have gotten even fatter have given myself a size promotion.
Fortunately I have a favorite chain store for such occasions. Its fast and efficient, I often surprise myself there by getting something I usually wouldn’t go for, and it’s very reasonable. And green. This store is one of my favorite things about living here.
Below are a few items I bought there this past week to expand my wardrobe (pun totally intended).
Several things make this store so nice and simple. The clothes are arranged by type–sleeveless tops, long-sleeved tops, etc.–and by color. And the pricing is easy: long-sleeved tops are $4.99, sleeveless tops are $2.99, and pants are $8.99.
One of these stores in Austin is an exception to the pricing rule. They price extra nice things a bit higher. The item below cost $35. The original store’s price tag was still attached: $128.
The shimmery shirt below also still had the original store’s price tag: $54, but I got it at one of the regular places, so it was still only $4.99.
All in all these items–three sweaters, a light jacket, two blouses, a fancy shirt, an extra fancy velvet top for operas and such, a two-piece set of a black tanktop and long cardigan in a beautiful black fabric, two other tanktops and a pair of jeans–set me back about $90, not including tax.
Those of you who have been to this store know by now what I’m talking about.
The photos don’t do the clothes justice, because there’s a yellowish band along the bottom half of the photos, but I don’t feel like getting the clothing out again to retake the pictures. You’ll just have to trust me when I say that the only piece that doesn’t look brand spanking new is the green sweater. It looks like it’s my favorite sweater. And when I’ve gone over it with a wool shaver, it will look brand new, too.
I love Goodwill!