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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Revamping your fall wardrobe without breaking the bank



I swear I didn't mean for this to happen. img_0875.jpg

All I had in mind when I walked into the Salvation Army thrift store (north St. Pete location) on Wednesday was warmth -- literally.

I've spent the past few nights at work freezing in the air conditioning, and finally got desperate enough to do something about it.

So on my way home from an eary morning assignment, I decided to drop by the thrift store to buy a sweater.

I think you know where I'm going with this.

The place was booming you guys. Really. There were people everywhere, the store was packed, there was a long line at the register. At first I didn't realize what was going on. Then I looked up and saw the huge sign strung across the back wall: 1/2 off Wednesday!

I think it was a sign from God.

I had a little conversation with myself. (You know, the one where that little voice in your head says something like: "Stick to the plan, but be open to opportunities.")

And let me tell you guys, there were PLENTY of opportunities. Long story short, in about an hour's time (which included a few trips to the dressing room), I had a solid foundation for my "fall" wardrobe. The best part? It only set me back $28.89.

You can do this too. Just hit up your nearest thrift/consignment/resale shop. You may be surprised by what you find. Or just meet me next Wednesday for Round 2. :-)

img_0873_2.jpgHere's what I ended up with:

Three pairs of pants, (including a really nice pair of J.Crew wool ones that will come in handy for those couple weeks of "winter" weather we get in January.

A three-quarter length blazer

A fun print blouse (it works perfectly with the blazer, naturally)

A teal cardigan.

A cream wrap sweater.

A burgundy belt.

A jewel-tone teal button up shirt.

A pair of bright blouses, one a bright orange color and the other a fun coral.

And last but not least, three casual T-shirts I spotted on my way up to the register.


What do you guys think? Do you have any other tips for updating your fall wardrobe on the cheap?

Deal Diva Kameel

[Last modified: Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:15am]


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