Payday is highly anticipated for most employed millenials like me. Though I’ve been earning enough, it always felt like my salary’s gone in a blink of an eye (seriously). I tracked down my expenses and mostly my money goes to three things, car and house bills, self indulging beauty products, clothes and shoes, and of course, FOOD. I am doing okay but for now, deciding to cut down my expenses won’t hurt. I wanted to prove myself that I can stay fab while spending a little or less money. I cannot cut down car bills and house bills, these are my priority. I can’t let go of food (because FOOD is life 😛) so i thought maybe cutting down my self indulging expenses like buying beauty products will help me but i can’t just trust some beauty products. So finally, I’ve decided to cut down clothes expenses. This is the story behind my $10 challenge. 🙂
Though most people might find it unsanitary to buy pre-owned clothes, i don’t mind at all as long as I wash it with warm water. It’s like people always say, “It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it”.
The good thing is that they do sell pre-owned and new items at affordable price. I had a friend who used to work there and she told me about their little “secrets” in store.
1) Almost all of their products are donated by rich people. They carefully select the products and pick what to sell or not. (That’s the reason why they often sell branded clothes)
2) Sometimes, when they don’t have any idea how much the product costs, they just make a guess and stamp it with a tag price. So there’s a greater chance that you might find items you wanted at an insanely affordable price. (i.e. my said friend had sold instax mini for just $8) how insane is that?!
3) If you think their items are already in their lowest price tags, your wrong. They do still have sale promotions and they even sell items for just cents. 😱 (I remember buying a Stephen King book for like 70 cents excluding tax) 😁
I have 2 thrift store prospects in mind. First is “Value Village” and the other one is “Goodwill”. They’re the same in terms of the products they sell and pricing. They have all kinds of stuff you want from clothing and accessories to furnitures, shoes etc. I’ll only focus on buying clothes for this blog’s main purpose. I choose Goodwill since it’s closer to where I work. Come and join me with my $10 challenge!
First thing in mind was try to look for summer dresses since it’s really warm in our area. (They do also sell hoodies and winter coats btw).
I found this cute eye catchy dress.
It looks okay but i’m not satisfied. I need to browse more. Look what I’ve found.
This is perfect for summer season plus the price tag is within our $10 budget!
*I wanted to buy shoes as well just to prove that you can be anything you want with just $10 but I don’t buy preowned shoes so i would just go with my slippers or sandals that had been sitting in our garage since winter :p
Tried to look for some accessories too since I still have spare money form that 10 bucks.
Here’s my final look.
With few moolah, determination and some filter, ( coz cmon, let’s be honest and stop being hypocrite, we had use filter with our photos even just for once :p), there you have your #ootd . 😏
Do you have other thrift store experiences or tips that might help our readers? We would love to hear ’em! Tell us your thoughts in comment box below. 🙂
Much Love, J