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.


  1. I don't think your outfit is too much at all. Sometimes it's just fun to get dressed up. It always puts me in a good mood! The ladies were probably whispering something nice and if they weren't they were just jealous they didn't look so cute!Thanks for linking up with Thursdays are for Thrifters!

  2. Who cares if it's over the top for shopping- you look incredible (plus I do it too!) I just loooove that hat and the necklace is stunning! Good luck on your shopping budget- I'm trying to cut back too!

  3. LOL! I had a Costco posts fairly recently too! And no. I don't think it was too much! These days if I don't get a comment or feel like people are whispering about me? I wonder what went wrong!

  4. Oh. And that necklace is beautiful!

  5. Hi Margaret, Thank you for visiting and following. You have a groovy and refined style. Following!! See you round and see you soon.

  6. HELLO NO THATS NOT 2 MUCH!!! I alwasy say a gal can never be too dressed up, only under dressed up. You look great. I thrift a lot as well and I gotta say..GREAT FIND!!

  7. Meagan,
    Thanks to you for hosting Thursdays are for Thrifters. And for the compliments.

    Tinfoil Tiaras,
    Thank you. Good luck to you too. The hat was made by me very good friend (she's a milliner with the label Fino Fino) by re-purposing a (rather tacky) sparkly barrette she picked up at a gift show. It's much better as a hat. I'm glad you like it. she will be pleased too.

    Thank you. Good to know I'm in good company.

    Danielle Celeste,
    Delighted to meet you. And thanks.

    Thank you. Great to meet you.

  8. What a cute dress!

    I went Halloween shopping at Goodwill this time and ended up getting more regular clothes than anything for a costume!

    Recently when my husband was unemployed and we were living only on my paycheck, shopping at department stores was pretty much out of the question so we went to the thrift stores instead. I ended up getting some amazing vintage stuff I wouldn't have found, otherwise.

    Allowing yourself a budget is a great idea. I'm going to do that this year too, since we're now back to living on one income (his).

  9. That hat is sick...and that's a good thing! haha Kiah