Lucky Number Seven

April 10, 2013 — 12 Comments

Vintage Spring Dress // We So Thrifty

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In my last post, I featured a few of the items I left behind at the thrift store, and a few of the reasons I left them. Some were left because they were too small, others because they were too big, and still others because they weren’t quite right. One of the items I passed on was a $7 Target sweater, and while $7 doesn’t seem like much, I knew I could do more with those dollars than a too-short sweater. After all, $7 at the thrift store is like $40 in real life. Basically, 1 thrift dollar = 5.7 regular dollars. Whoa. I just did math! Anyways, because I know the value of a thrift dollar, I passed on the sweater and patiently waited for something better to come along.

Well friends, patience paid off. Granted, I only had to wait three more days for the -50% sale at Talize, but still. On sale day, I marched into Talize, and spent no more than 10 minutes in the dress section before heading to the change room. On the way there, my patience was tested by four unruly children playing hide and seek in the racks, but I just hit their mom with a pretty severe glower and headed on my way (yeah yeah, that might be me some day, but in the meantime, I’ll glower all I want). A $3.50 dress and some $3.50 sandals were the only standouts in my haul, so headed to the checkout and was out the door in no time. Upon pairing my new items with the right accessories and a welcome bit of sunshine, I’ve concluded that I put $7 and a bit of patience to very good use.

…And having just read a forecast that includes the words “ice pellets,” I’ll need all the patience I can get. Here’s hoping spring will also be worth the wait.

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Vintage Dress: Talize | $3.50
Sandals: Talize | $3.50
Purse: Salvation Army | $5 (I used an old gold necklace to fashion a new strap)
Belt: Salvation Army | $0.99
Earrings: Ten Thousand Villages

12 responses to Lucky Number Seven

  1. 

    That dress looks amazing on you! The pattern is so unique and pretty! I really like your thrift store math because it is so true! I realized the other day that I was seriously turning cheap when I realized that $5 was too much for a sleeveless top because I knew that I could find one for a dollar or two at my home thrift store. But hey, I spent that $5 on a seriously amazing dress, so it works. πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=28257244&parentid=A_MUSIC_VITUR&cm_mmc=Performics-_-Affiliates-_-rewardStyle-_-Primary&clickid=0004da08fdfb2dae0ae03d035700330e

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      Crap. I knew that one day I was going to leave a completely random link instead of my blog URL. Well, now you know I was looking at the JT album on vinyl. πŸ˜›

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  2. 

    OMG! The dress DOESN’T look $3.50 and it looks wonderful on you πŸ™‚

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  3. 

    Ten Thousand Villages earrings, nice!

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  4. 

    That beautiful dress, stamping is great. It is a very beautiful and you look very elegant.

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  5. 

    Lucky #7 indeed! Patience wins this time… I love this dress on you. Also, “1 thrift dollar = 5.7 regular dollars” made my day. That’s some math I can get behind.

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      Julie Van Huizen April 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Megan! They should have explained things this way to me in high school. I’m sure my math grades would have been better.

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  1. FASHION: Dress The Part | - November 11, 2013

    […] Paisley printed or full of floral, this statement piece is an alluring arraignment of colours that bring springtime to the forefront. Julie found this dress and the sandals for $3.50 each at Talize in Hamilton. Read her blog postΒ here. […]

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