Friday, April 17, 2009

Bargain hunting addict....

My name is Tiffanie and I'm a bargain hunting addict.....

Call me ghetto, but vintage is awesome & occasionally I like shopping secondhand!! I browse games, books (esp children's books!), clothing, purses and scarves, and whatever else catches my fancy. Probably at least 1/2 of my kids clothing I buy used, but I'm pretty picky. I pay attention to the quality of the material, how used it looks, but a missing button, minor tear at a side-seam, or problem with sizing won't daunt me. I like buying miniskirts designed for teens (because they come in such cute fabric!) and turning them into longer skirts for Keira. I have no problem altering a dress to fit myself better - and this way I have a customized wardrobe for a good price!

In the past, I've found things at thrift stores with price tags still attached, for a very small fraction of the price. But my LATEST great find was this: A huge bag sale (as much as you can roll up & tuck into a paper grocery sack) for $4.00. I bought 2 bags, and let me tell you, I fit TONS of baby clothes (a few ADORABLE baby girl dresses), 5 or 6 items for Keira, sporty pants for the boys, overalls, nice button-up tops for the boys, an entire set of illustrated hardbound classics, a hardbound set of kids books, 3 of the cutest summer dresses for myself, a pair of pants, and a couple other things for myself, church dress pants for Jeff & who knows what else! Granted I ended up at the sewing machine for a little while altering dresses to fit better and I'll probably have to put on a button or two. Maybe a couple of the things I'll only wear a few times, but who cares? It didn't cost me hardly anything! Woo hoo!

3 comments:

Rob and Rachel said...

Wow, that's so exciting! Way to go, sounds like a great sale. I'm the same way about thrift shopping. . . nothing's more exciting than getting stuff for really cheap!

Rachel

Cynthia said...

Hey I know how it is! If it's not on clearance it's not in my cart! I LoVE bargins too!

Natalie said...

It is always so fun to get a good deal. That is so nice that you can alter things and repair them.

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