I am so addicted to pinterest…
so many great ideas out there!
The problem is that I keep on pinning more and more ideas…
without doing anything with them!
Time to make a small change.
Don’t worry if you follow me on Pinterest…
I will still be pinning!
But I am going to start showcasing some of my finds there,
and what I did with the inspiration picture.
Today we are talking clothes and fashion!
I see all the current styles out there and
would love to keep up with current trends.
But having a budget makes that slightly difficult.
So one of my favorite pin boards is where I pin outfits
that I would totally wear if I could find the pieces reasonably priced.
I have a huge confession…
most of our clothes come from Goodwill.
In fact, 98% of my kids “back to school” clothes were found there!
(I did say most…there is some stuff that just HAS to be bought brand new…you know)
There is so much great stuff to be found there
if you are willing to take the time to search.
And I do mean search.
I have even found brand name stuff with tags still on them.
You just have to take the time and do the search!
It also helps to know what you are looking for.
When I go, I have an idea in my head of what I need/want
and who it is for.
Some day’s I go just for little boy clothes…
now if I find a cute girl piece that fits my daughter, I snag it.
That is just an added bonus for my trip!
I don’t find everything I am looking for on the first trip…
it usually takes 3 -4 trips.
Or more…it becomes a thrill after a while and then,
I have to cut myself off for a month or so!
Goodwill shopping is meant to save money,
but if you go too often it doesn’t save at all!
Now remember I did say most stuff is Goodwill, BUT
I also keep an eye out for great deals at the Mall, Walmart, and Target.
And then there is the one stop shopping of YOUR OWN CLOSET!!!
Funny the things I find when I organize my drawers and closet:-)
Hopefully with these pin pictures and shopping strategies
I can put together some cute trendy outfits this fall for little money.
What shopping tips do you have for making trendy outfits without spending a lot?
Now this first outfit I actually spent some money on.
My daughter and I were at the mall for a “shopping date”
and this sweater actually begged me to buy it:-)
I also remembered that I had just pinned an outfit featuring a striped sweater.
Thank goodness for technology because I whipped out my iphone
and opened my pinterest app and found the exact pin.
Sweater…Body Central in the Mall ($15)
Tank…Body Central ($4)
Jeans…my dresser (originally from Goodwill)
Pink Heels…my closet (originally Payless)
Owl Necklace…Charlotte Russe ($5)
Pink Flower Clip…The Trendy Owl
This next outfit I really like BUT…
I need some outside opinions.
Do you like the scarf used as a belt?
Does it work? Or is it too long on the side?
White tshirt…Target ($5)
White lace tank…Goodwill
Jean capris…in my dresser (originally Walmart)
Stripe scarf…Walmart ($5)
Black flats…in my closet (originally Payless $3)
Flower necklace…in my jewelry box (not sure where it’s from)
**side note on the necklace – it had 2 other strands of beads, but how it fell just bugged me,
so I took them off and refashioned them into earrings to match**
Flower…The Trendy Owl
Hopefully this gets you inspired to find cute outfit pictures
and then put together some fun CHEAP trendy outfits for this fall!