The Trenches

So, as you all know we are thrift store "sluts" (I mean that in the nicest sense of the word).
Approximately 85% of my whole wardrobe is proudly second hand. Well this plaid trench coat and stone gray rider boats are two items that make up some of that 15%. Both I saw and thought I could not/should not live without. I found this coat at Target last season... when I saw it gingerly hanging from its clear plastic hanger my heart went pitter- patter, it was over... I had to have it. As you all know I practically go to Target everyday, therefore I know most of the employees... well one of my favorite employees saw me today and we made our normal small talk. Well our conversation took a drastic turn when she told me that she got her granddaughter this same coat for $10... burn... I paid (well, actually my Husband paid) $65. You guys, I feel sick!!! Why oh why didn't I wait until it was on sale?
The moral of the store ladies is NEVER PAY FULL PRICE!!!
The End!

Plaid Trench: Target
Blue Mens shirt: Hubby
Jeans: Old Navy
Knee High Riders: Shoe Carnival
(sn: I had never been into Shoe Carnival until a few weeks ago, I was totally sleeping on that store, some shoes were snoozers or down right plastic but I walked out with two pair of riding boots.... who knew?)


Corie | January 4, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I do like that coat.

I haven't shopped at Shoe Carnival in years. I was so tired of going into the store and walking out with nothing. But they keep sending me these $5 coupons...I may have to check them out. Your boots are really cute!

Aya | January 4, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I love the jacket, and the big blue flower is adorable! xoxo

BESOS LYNN | January 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM

I love the coat, but I am a little mad too about the sale price. I feel like a price adjustment should be coming your way. If you had it 14 days or less you should get the difference?? Hell, at that price buy another one! It's a classic coat you could give it as a gift or keep it for next year! I know it dosen't make up for the $55 bucks but, it happens right!
More thrifting adventures, please! I love your finds!!!!
besos,lynn | January 5, 2011 at 4:52 PM

I wanna get into thriftign soooo bad! but I'm a firm believer in not paying full price!

Anonymous | January 5, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Ok, so now I know I need to go to Shoe Carnival!!!

Love the coat and of course, your hair!!!

Jazzy E (hivennn) | January 6, 2011 at 5:16 AM

so lovely. x hivennn.

~L~ of Avid Accents | January 7, 2011 at 2:34 PM

that's right! never pay full price especially in Target. I have a system that says 3 weeks after putting an item out, it is usually on the 30% off rack, one more week it gets moved to the 50% off rack and another week until it hits my spot: That darn 75% off rack. Love Target!

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kdr*S | January 7, 2011 at 3:07 PM

That is the best advice I have heard ALL YEAR!!! WOW!!! I am so going to be a clothes stoker now. Asking when they put things out and following the formula.
Thanks for that "L"

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