Going along with the frugal clothes shopping theme of the day, I thought I’d let you know about some of my all-time best frugal clothing finds.
Senior prom dress
Do you know that some girls/their moms pay up to $300 for a prom dress? Is that insane? Yes. I have a hard time believing a dress to wear in high school would ever be worth that much.
My dress was found by chance. I was browsing the racks at a Von Maur, and came across a red, sequined one-shoulder dress that was drastically marked down from $120 to $20. It was a little big on top (as most things are for me, lol) but my skilled seamstress grandmother took it in no problem. She didn’t even charge me! :)
I never wore that dress again. I think I’d still fit in it, since it’s somewhat stretchy, but I probably should send it on its way to a consignment shop or Goodwill.
Normally, I wouldn’t recommend buying shoes at PayLess. Some of the shoes there seem to be not well-made. However, a few years back during their BOGO sale, I spotted two pair of boots that seemed pretty good. I bought black boots that had a warm fuzzy lining inside. These are great for cold days and walking through snow, even a few years later. The other boots are light brown and suitable for wearing with a casual sweater. Warm as well, but they only come up to my lower ankles. I got both for $20 total.
Super-warm gigantic puffy blue coat
My giant coat is ugly. I don’t care. When the temperatures drop below 20 degrees or so and/or it’s snowing a very wet snow, I bring out Big Blue. It’s lined with thick fleece, and filled with very fluffy warm stuffing. It covers my rear, and has never let me down–even when walking a mile to class in sub-zero temperatures. On sale at Old Navy for $30. I bought it years ago, and will probably keep it for at least another decade or more.
$99 on sale + alterations + pressing = $250
What are some of your best deals?