And She Scores!!!

Last Monday I received an email from Savers – my ‘go to’ source for used clothing, shoes, books and more – stating that on Wednesday, 8/15, there would be a “buy $50 or more and get 50% off” for all Saver’s club members.

This coincided with having to toss a white golf shirt out due to staining and two jeans that were torn in my husband’s nether regions. I’ve never been good at repairing tears in denim…

On Wednesday morning Dave checked our Google calendar and saw that I had noted a sale at Savers. “I really need some more jeans,” he said.

Perhaps I was feeling guilty over the ukelele I had just purchased on eBay…or the dance lessons I intended to sign up for, but I said, “We could go to a department store and get you some new jeans if you would like.”

Dave shook his head, “Nah, I’d rather go to Savers. The price is right.”

I’m glad he chose Savers. We walked out of the store one hour later and $100 lighter, but we had found…

  • 31 articles of clothing (several of them new)
  • two pairs of women’s shoes (one pair was brand new)
  • 1 small cast iron skillet
  • 5 books

Dave now has three pairs of jeans – by Chaps, Wrangler, and Lee…

Along with five shirts, three of them look absolutely new, by Banana Republic, Gap, Croft & Barrow, and more…

I found a beautiful asymmetrical skirt by Venezia…

A pair of nice gray pants…

Four great blouses – a beautiful taupe by C.J. Banks, the red top by Coldwater Creek, and two more…

Two pairs of shoes – a new, unused pair of black slip-ons and a pair of butter soft blue suede mules…

The books and tiny cast iron skillet. I’ve become obsessed with stocking up on cast iron recently. I had just placed an order with Amazon and bought the square version of this pan for $12. There was the exact 5″ sandwich pan there at Savers for just $5! The frugal penny-pinching side of me wailed at the waste of spending an extra $7. But it also encouraged me to look for any more needed pieces in thrift stores. Why pay top dollar when you can season your own pieces and make them last a lifetime? See my cast iron post on The Deadly Nightshade for details on the “original non-stick” and how you can make your own “non-stick” cookware and pass it on to your children, and their children and their children and…and…

I also invested in plenty of choices for Emily for fall and winter wear. She now has five pairs of pants (I bought six, but the striped ones are for next year)…

Keeping in mind that my child favors pink, I found seven tops, four of them have some kind of pink in them!…

I found this shirt too cute to pass up, though. It says “I Love the Outdoors”…

Two cute jackets – one from Levi and the other from The Children’s Place…

And the piece de la resistance? A gorgeous party dress that Emily can wear for her birthday and maybe even on Thanksgiving or Christmas…

Emily is set for fall and winter, Dave has the clothes he needs for work, and I have a few nicer pieces for when I teach my classes.

I think it is important to remember that there are perfectly good clothes out there, lightly used and sometimes even brand new, for rock-bottom prices. I figure that has got to be appealing to most homeschooling families who are making do with one income in an ever-increasing two-income world.

I can’t wait to have Emily model some of these adorable outfits!

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One Response to And She Scores!!!

  1. Danielle says:

    All of that at a department store, brand new? Would have been over $400, easy. Good shopping!