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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

What Is Your Secret Passion?

As usual, I am a day late but Ronnie posted the question yesterday, "What is your secret (or not-so-secret) passion?"
 
I am addicted to thrift stores.  Like seriously addicted.
 
I think it is because I was a Fashion Merchandising major in college and worked retail for so long.  I REFUSE to pay full price for anything.  And I must say, I can find the BEST deals on the most amazing quality clothing.  I am not just saying that!  Case in point........
 
Yesterday, I found a 100% cashmere v-neck black sweater and black and white wool tweed Ann Taylor fully lined pants both for..........wait for it................$3.25 a piece at one of my favorite thrifts.
 
Last week, instead of going to Rack Room shoes, I hit another of my favorite thrifts and found BRAND NEW black leather waterproof boots with the tags still attached (the long kind with the side zip) for $10.00.
 
Another week, I found I gorgeous faux suede and shearling hooded winter coat that looked brand new for $4.50.  When I got home the tag was still in the coat pocket.........it was a $200 coat.
 
And I the list could go on, and on, and on......................
 
I used to have an E-bay store but due to my newly elected PTO position, that requires full time participation, I had to close it for now.  It is what kept me and my kids in a rotation of nice clothing.
 
So, I guess you could say, what started as a small thrifting habit has become a passion.
 
Now you know!!!
 
Oh, and for those of you that will see me tomorrow in Waco........head to to thrift clothes.  No lie.
 

10 comments:

  1. glad I'm not alone! clothing has always been difficult for me to find (plus sizes hard to find), but soon I hope to be able to go to 1x section and find anything. maybe after the new year? hmmmm. I get lots of neat stuff for my classroom as well.

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  2. Okay confession...I have never been to a thrift store! I think I'm going to have to go with you sometime! :)

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  3. I just like it when anyone gets a great deal awesome!

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  4. New follower! I look forward to catching up on your blog!!

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  5. Funny ... your passion (hobby?) saves you money and mine costs me ! :) Have a great weekend !

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  6. i dont have the patience for thrift stores, i've tried. i wish i did though bc i know so many friends that find amazing deals just like you do!! i truly think it's a talent - just like the extreme couponers! lol

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  7. I love it! We totally have to go sometime.

    It was SO great meeting you yesterday! :)

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  8. I love thrift stores. Love them. I don't have the best down here, but where my parents live in Colo. there are some amazing ones!

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  9. You sound like my kind of girl!

    I love a good sale. Just recently I came out like a bandit at JCPenney. I got a slew of really cute tops for $3.00-4.00. lol

    :)

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  10. I also love, love, LOVE to thift store shop. I'm a big fan of Goodwill. We have a Goodwill Outlet here in Indy and it's amazing! You buy stuff by the pound. It's about 69 cents a pound. I've gotten a baby backpack carrier, nice clothes for my husband, and countless useful items from there for less than a dollar when you divide out the $$ spent by the number of items I bought. It's awesome! Many of my dishes also from Goodwill. I just add to my set every time I run into more at the GOodwill :)

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