I try not to buy clothing brand-new. I usually check out thrift and consignment stores first to see if I can find what I need. I also don't really like shopping (trying on clothes that never fit - sounds like fun!), which helps keep me from buying too much. Inspired by Josyln's Things I bought Thursdays over at Simple Lovely, here are the "new" clothes I've gotten since April when the spending hiatus ended:
Boots from Sweet Virginia, a darling little boutique recommended by a friend that sells used, vintage, and reworked attire. However, the store is so little that, because I was the only one in there and I took my time looking at things, I felt awkward like I needed to buy something. Hate that. So it was a mistake to get these boots because they're too big and the bottoms are too smooth, making them slippery and dangerous in snow and rain.
These shoes from Buffalo Exchange, the consignment store in my neighborhood fit all my qualifications: comfy, nice enough to wear to work, black goes with anything for everyday wear, and sandal-like for hot summer temps
Tie dye dress stolen from my sister. She never wore it, but all it needed was some stitches to make the slit up the back less risque.
Hippie dress from Buffalo. Can't wait to wear this and the tie dye one to the bluegrass festival this weekend!
The cutest red halter dress, again from Buffalo. It was the perfect hostess dress for my Memorial Day BBQ and for my friend's upstate winery wedding last weekend.
As well as a spluge on one "new" item:
Multipurpose Teva sandals I had my eye on for a year before I made the purchase last week. Sustainable cork, eco-friendly company, waterproof uppers, nice enough to wear to work, comfortable enough for every day wear and long walks, sturdy enough for easy hikes. Worth the cost! A friend of mine liked them so much she went out and bought them this week too!
Still on the lookout for a dressier dress for other weddings coming up this year.