My Weight Loss Progress

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wardrobe Changes

With my lack of activity I've been pushing the outer limits of my clothes again...and recommitting to getting in shape again.

Meanwhile, I have also started a new job, where the appropriate dress is business--skirts, slacks and nice blouses, or suits. I'm more a casual jeans/capris kind of gal, so this means I need new clothes.  New temporary clothes.

As an inexpensive solution I went to Goodwill, where I invested 3 hours and about $38 and ended up with a nice black skirt, a black velvet split skirt, 3 pairs of slacks, 1 shirt, 2 sweaters, 1 short dressy jacket (brand new), and a pair of gently used, very cute black snow boots.  As cute as snow boots can get anyway.

That's just the clothes. I also gold-colored chain necklace, a vinyl record, a brand new ornament for a party gift, and a darling pitcher shaped like a snowman, (just for fun.)

At our Goodwill most of the prices end with $0.38, so it's fitting that I spent about $38.  Several of the clothing items were actually half price--$1.69 for the skirt.  Can't beat that.

The most expensive item?  The snowman pitcher--which was also the impulse buy. Naturally.

Goodwill is having a donations photo contest.  Check it out, make a donation, and help people like me! It helps people who need job training and a hand up in life as well.


  1. Thrift shopping can be a blast. That ONE treasure you find keeps you going back for more.

  2. I have to say that I love Goodwill. :) It's a hunt for sure, but it is addicting.

    (visiting from MMB)