I made a voyage to my local Goodwill today. I admit, the trip was purely for entertainment. I try not to use to use consumption and shopping for entertainment, but despite my best intentions, I like getting "new" things. I've come a long way, but my inner consumer rears its head every now and then.
Sundays are usually 30% for Students, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were running 50% off the entire store (in which case the student deal is void, but hey, who's complaining about 50% off?)
I got this fun pair of Sandals for $2.50 (they've never been worn!) I know this "George" brand is a WalMart label, but it doesn't bother me since it's second hand. I would never buy shoes like this in a store since I know I can get a lot more use out of something black or brown, so these will be a pleasant little burst of color.
For myself I also got a sun dress from the
Total expenditure: $13.48.
There's a part of me that feels a little foolish since I didn't need any of this. I'm still trying to find a way to spend "fun" money sans guilt. Maybe once I wear the "new" clothes and bask in the compliments I'll lose the guilt :-) I rarely tell people my clothes are Goodwill finds. I would say that that I'm not embarrassed, but then what keeps me from 'fessing up? I don't know. Something to think about.
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Way cute shoes! Our Salvation Army store is kind of a nightmare (huge and not organized very well) so I usually donate there, but shop at our hospital's Resale Store which I have gotten some really great deals on things for DH (lately he's losing weight and its great to fill gaps in his clothes). I haven't found anything good there for me lately, bu i did do nicely on kids school shoes and uniform pants for DKs. Anyhow, nice going on the finds!
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