Thursday, January 5, 2012
Too much for Costco?
It's a rhetorical question, really. I know this outfit was a bit much for warehouse club shopping and picking up my husband's prescription, but I tried on almost every necklace I own before deciding that I just liked this ultra sparkly one best. So I went with it. There were two women in line at the pharmacy who I'm pretty sure were whispering about me, but it's entirely possible that they were saying something nice. I'd prefer to think so. And I got a compliment on my hat in the Costco parking lot.
I'm linking up to Thursday's are for Thrifters at Spunky Chateau so I'm wearing a dress I thrifted last year at the Goodwill. I think the rhinestone necklace probably also came to from a thrift store as well but I've had it for at least twenty years and I don't remember buying it at all. It's possible that it came from one of the vintage clothing stores I worked at when I was younger. I've worn the dress once before on the blog. (Funny- I just noticed that I wore it with rhinestones there too.)
I've put myself on a seriously restrictive budget for the New Year. I'm allowing myself only ten dollars a week for shopping until I get a job. I'm hoping that a) it won't be too hard to stick to and b) I'm going to get a job soon so I won't have to stick to it for too long. Ten bucks a week seems like an amount that will work to seriously curtail my spending, while still allowing for a fairly regular influx of thrifted items to keep me from feeling too sorry for myself. It's also going to mean that I'm going to have to be much more selective on my thrifting excursions. That should be a good thing. On the day I bought this dress I purchased a total of seven items and I've only worn three of them. I obviously have more stuff than I need already, so strict budget guidelines should help me to limit myself to just the things that I really, really want.
One small disclaimer- I ordered a hat last year that has not come in yet. I'm not counting the money I'll spend on that as part of my ten bucks a week.