Wednesday, 22 July 2015

My 'Hour Of Free Personal Thrift Shopping' Giveaway

My friend, Melissa F, was the winner of my last giveaway and she cashed in her prize this morning.

We had a FABULOUS time, catching up and looking for some summer items for her closet.

A couple of days ago, I had asked her to send me some ideas of what she was on the lookout for- This is what she sent me:

By looking at these photos I knew that we were looking for some summer-y, flow-y tops, some shorts and a cross-body bag.

I suggested Talize here in Hamilton for these items. I thought that would be our best bet for success. And I was right!

I got there a little early and was already filling up a cart when Melissa arrived.  She gave me a 'yes', 'no', or 'maybe' to what I had picked out and then we went on to search together.

After exhausting the sleeveless tops (we didn't even GET to the SLEEVED tops!), we went to look at the bags. Although she didn't find a cross-body bag in a colour that she wanted (I DID....more on THAT later), she did find an adorable tote in a gorgeous teal colour with brown leather straps.

We then went through the shorts (which incidentally we both agreed is a pretty frustrating item to shop for...they're always too short, or too baggy, etc...) and actually found a surprising amount of cute shorts for her to try on. 

Then came the best part- on to the fitting rooms. 

Right away she found a couple of great tops:

 I just LOVE this fun Nautical top that she ended up with.

And also this Hawaiian-type shirt.

And while she tried items on- I got to hang out with baby Timothy, who has won my heart. What an absolute doll he was.


I wanted to include an example of a perfectly cute shirt...that did nothing for Melissa. This is a lesson in 'just because something is cute- and inexpensive- if it does nothing for you- DON"T BUY IT'. It will simply clutter up your closet because you won't feel great when you wear it. But only items makes you feel amazing in them. Rant over.


Another example of some adorable shirts, that just weren't right for Melissa. But- they WILL be right for someone!

And here is what Melissa ended up purchasing today:

These 4 tops, along with a comfy white tank and a solid black tank as well.

Three- count them- THREE pairs of shorts, friends! Remember our conversation about shorts being such a hassle to find? Well, Not today! She found one pair of white, one pair of black and one pair of navy shorts that fit like a glove. Summer shopping DONE.

And hey....I was able to sneak in a little shopping for myself along the way.

Sunglasses- $2.99
Turquoise Tank- $2.99
Brown Cross-body Bag- $12.99 (Brand new with tags!)

Hanging with my new buddy Timothy while Mama picks out her new summer wardrobe.

All in all, Melissa left with 6 tops, 3 pairs of J.Crew shorts, and a tote- all for around $55, taxes in. That's easily an entire summer wardrobe for under $60!!!

Seriously friends- give thrifting a try! You'll be glad you did! Maybe what a couple of people have mentioned to me is right...Maybe 'personal thrift shopping IS my calling'... ;)

Thanks for reading!



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