Heading out of town this weekend to visit my family in Cottonwood.
First a stop for a short visit with College Diva to deliver frozen home cooked meals, goodies and forgotten clothes (from her previous visit).
Quick dinner with her then a drive down to the Verde Valley where my family lives.
This brings me to the dilemma and reason for this post.
I have a problem packing. Oh, I can pack a lot into a small suitcase to be sure, I just have a major problem bringing way-hay more than I will need or ever wear. Yep...I am an over-packer!
I tell myself each time I won't do it, but I do. One more thing, what if I want to wear this instead of this...indecision kills me every time.
Every time I go on a trip, vacation, weekend trip, over niter...I over pack. Every.Single.Time.
This time I promised I would only pack what I really needed with one outfit as an alternate. BIG STEP for me.
This brings me to my second point in this post. ALL the items..are either thrifted or picked up at garage sales.
I purchase 90 % of my clothing at garage sales, thrift stores or clearance. Why shop retail when there are goodies like this to be had for pennies on the dollar?
Here is my clothing for the trip.
2 Chico's 3/4 sleeved shirts (St. Peter's Thrift $4.00for multi color/ $2.00 for the solid black one)
1 Lane Bryant tank top (brand new $1.00 yard sale)
1 pair of Coldwater Creek Jeans (purchased NWT from Savers Thrift Store I picked up 3 pair for 21.00! Original price of one pair was $78.00)
1 Caribbean Joe blue light weight hoodie brand new(St. Peters Thrift $2.50)
2 pair of Old Navy wide leg yoga pants (purchased brand new at yard sale..$1.00 each)
1 Vera Wang Pajama set (St. Peter's Thrift $3.00 for set) Brand New
1 Old Navy Black Tank Top ($1.00 yard sale)
1 pr. Born leather sandals (yard sale $4.00)
Total cost of outfits $31.00. FRUGAL SCORE!
But wait...there's more. I am always on the look out for duffel bags, totes and suit cases at yard sales. A few weeks back I scored this brand new bag for...$2.00! From Nine West.
My very own weekend bag!
That is why I am linking up with Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday. Head over and see the great clothing items Leigh picked up for her family!
A tout alors!