Last week I asked you all to share with me your greatest steals, because what better way to celebrate my blog than sharing your stories?!
A huge thanks to all you lovely ladies who did; here they are!
- Romany of The Robins
"Joe (husband's) cousin was getting married, and I had nothing appropriate to wear, so rather than buy something, I convinced my mom to help me sew a dress. I bought a reproduction vintage pattern on sale, and fabric that was also on sale, and made the dress for about $30-40. The sweater and shoes I already owned, and they matched perfectly.
This was also my very first official outfit post on my blog, with me in the photo!
It was one of the first times I was very proud of spending little on something, with an awesome end result."
- Suze of MissVinylAhoy
- Ali of The Drawing Mannequin
"One day at Marshall's, I spotted a lone Giuseppe Zanotti shoe sitting on the shelf. Even with a price tag of $200, I tried it on to admire the beauty before reluctantly putting it back. I came back to Marshall's a few times after that and kept seeing the neglected heel without its mate - and getting one sale sticker after another added to it. The next time I stopped in, the clouds parted and angels sang - there it was, the missing shoe perched next to the original one. Now with a sale sticker for $40! Those babies were mine. And while I never did find the original retail price online, GZ shoes normally run around $700!"
- Jessica of Style Obsession
"Best steal? ER. I guess getting a shirt for free wasn't bad. Hahah. I actually like it; it's not one of those crappy tourist t-shirts, or anything!"
- Lexy of Quirky Explosion
"I think my favroite thrift store steal was a J. Crew animal print cardigan I got last for about $5, and it's in excellent shape. It;s one of my favorite items in my closet, and it's J. Crew - woot!"
- Mandy of .Clothes Coquette.
"I found a genuine leather vintage cowboy boots at Value Village for 9 dollars!
It was pretty special!"
- ML of Twenty York Street
"My fave cheap on the chic purchase as of recently has got to be the trench coat I just bought a few weeks ago - baby blue French Connection for $35, originally priced over $200."
- Ashley of Free Honey
"I do love finding rare treasures on the sales racks, even if the size is too big, you can always customize."
"I've actually been finding some great finds on F21... although those aren't a hidden gem really are they? x"
- Jamie-Lee of Pagesixxx
As for my favorite steal, it's too tough to say, but the one which sparked the creation of this blog and is my first post, is probably worth retelling:
"I was in TJMaxx, (as I so often am, hehe) and I found this beautiful turquoise handbag by Charm and Luck for $80, with an original price tag of $376. While completely enamored with it, I knew I couldn't bring it home with me.
I hated leaving it. I thought about it constantly, and went back the following week thinking I was just going to have to buy it. But it was gone.
Then, two months later, in a different TJMaxx, we were reunited, and now the bag was marked down to $60!"
So I brought it home, and decided to blog about it.
And here we are.
The thrill of the deal is a feeling so elating it can become addicting, as I'm sure you well know.
So keep on shopping, bargain hunting, and sharing!!!