After 2 MAJOR closet purges I have a very new method of attack at the thrift store (or any store for that matter). First of all, I have to LOVE it! This is one way of insuring that even if I do have a lot of clothes, it is still a manageable amount and they all get worn. This also helps me to have a closet that really projects my personality and sense of personal style. Second of all, if there are stains that I can't easily hide, then it goes straight back to the rack. Third of all, if you see something at the store that is so pretty and in brand new condition, but you have something very similar in your closet at home, put it back. Last of all, try it on! I like to see how it looks on me, if it isn't flattering, don't buy it. If it's too small, put it back. If it's too big and can't be easily altered, leave it at the store! In applying these principles your closet will hold clothes that you actually wear and this makes it so much easier to mix and match your wardrobe to make new outfits with what you already have :-)
I went to the thrift store yesterday, and I want to show you the goodies I left at the store as well as the goodies I came home with.
The goodies that stayed at the store:
Now, for the two pretties that actually came home with me :-)
Before I start any rumors... I am NOT pregnant...
Do y'all have any other thrifting principles that help you be a smarter shopper?
PS. I've added this post to Blissful and Domestic's Friday Linky Party!