Thrift Audit: Salvation Army, Nov. 9, 2015

I don't believe in karma ... but on the other hand, I don't have another explanation for this recent thrift outing.

Total spent: $10.48
Number of items: 6?
Cost per item: $1.75

Here's the thing: As I was unpacking this bag and looking at the items I bought, I remember thinking, "I didn't buy 9 things ... but my receipt says I did." So something is fishy here. But, this could just be the universe leveling the score against me for that time the cashier rang everything up at 49 cents. So I'm not going to stress out about it.

Retro suede chevron heels

Keep or sell: Keep
Big props to my shopping buddy who spotted these shoes. Unfortunately they're a bit big, so I had to stuff the toes with cotton batting. But I am willing to suffer (a little bit) for fashion when it's this good.
Good or bad buy: Kind of good buy — they are gorgeous, but hard to wear. You can see them in action here.

NY&Co. tan wide-leg trousers

Keep or sell: ??
I bought these thinking, "Ooh, maybe these will fit me, and if they don't, I can sell them on consignment." Well, I was wrong on both counts! So I think they are headed straight back to the Salvation Army.
Good or bad buy: Bad buy! Always try on pants, people, even if they're stretchy.

Floral print cardigan

Keep or sell: Keep
I already went on at some length about this cardigan, but I have to say that I'm enjoying having it in my closet. It's such a pretty print, and it's fun to wear.
Good or bad buy: Good buy

Floral paisley knit fabric

Keep or sell: Sell
I was all excited about this because it's a knit, but the more I look at the print, the more I feel like it's just not me. I've been having fun challenging myself to think of something that I'd like to wear in this print, but honestly, it makes more sense just to pass it along to someone who will really love/enjoy it (you can see it in my Etsy shop here).
Good or bad buy: Good buy — it's not the most high-end fabric in the world, but there's plenty of it and it's not worn out or faded at all.

Vintage wool dress

Keep or sell: Sell
I am really in love with this dress, which is not midcentury in origin, but definitely has that vibe in its styling (I will have to do more research before listing it).
Good or bad buy: Good buy, regardless of when it was made, because it's pretty cool (update: This is now available in the shop)

White eyelet lace shorts

Keep or sell: Sell
Another one for the spring/summer consignment bin — a cute pair of shorts from some brand such as NY&Co., Loft or similar.
Good or bad buy: Good buy

Overall grade: B-

I'm disappointed in those tan trousers, and the shoes and cardigan were a bit of a splurge. I can do better! But I am going to be on thrift-haul hiatus for a little while as my bank account recovers from the shock of the holidays. So if there is anything you would like to see in this space, be sure to let me know.


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