I snapped the above shot in the dressing room of Turnabout Consignment Store on my cell phone camera. Yes, that’s an original tag that tells us that (a) someone paid $395 for this dress (you can’t see it in this photo, but it was from Holt Renfrew) and (b) they never wore it (since the original tag was still on the dress). And, yes, the other tag shows that this very same dress has now been marked down to $21. That’s 95% off.
Unfortunately for me, the dress was just a bit too small – I couldn’t quite get the zipper done all the way up and as much as I wanted to tell myself “I could lose 5 lbs and fit into this dress,” I have a strict policy of not buying any item of clothing unless I absolutely *love* it and it fits me perfectly right now, not 5 lbs from now.
And even when I love clothes AND they fit me perfectly, I always stop to ask myself if I love them enough to justify the purchase. “Sure I love this skirt, but do I $40 love this skirt?”
Here are the clothes that I *did* love enough to buy while shopping at the consignment and thrift stores this week.