9.16.2008

This Miner Struck Gold!

A few months ago I was in search for the perfect plain fitted black dress. I searched ever store imaginable and everything I found didn't fit as I wanted, cost way too much or was just ugly.

A couple of weeks ago, I took a third and final trip to the thrift store. I guess the third time really is a charm. I was almost finished looking through the black dress section and I was losing hope quickly. I thought I was going to die when I saw this dress! It was exactly what I was looking for. I was going to buy it regardless of what the size was because the tag that was still attached said it belonged in a two piece set (I guess the blazer was floating around the store somewhere) and the
Suggested Retail was $320. What? With it being 1/2 price Monday at the thrift store that meant the dress would be $5! The icing on the cake was it was my size and fit like a glove! Now, who in the heck would pass up that deal?

Dress: Atelier (Thrifted) - $5
Wrinkle Resistant Striped Shirt: LL Bean (Thrifted) - $4
Belt: New York & Company - $16
Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi - < $20

Estimated Cost: $45



3 comments:

Ally said...

What a deal!! I'm a digger at heart so I love to thrift.

ohthatgirl said...

I love the dress. Great find and that belt is calling my name. ♥ it!

The Penny-Pinching Princess said...

Ally, I just got into thrifting. Wait, let me rephrase that...in the past I have done a little thrifting, now I'm OBSESSED!

Thanks ohthatgirl! I just checked the NY & Co website and the belt wasn't on there anymore :( All of the other belts are 20% off though!