FASHION






I have a little fashion for you today in the form of what I bought this weekend!

I was hanging out with my friend Maria the other day and she had on this pretty jacket which I complimented her on and she quickly added that she got it at a consignment store!

So we continued chatting and I said let's go consignment shopping this weekend....so we made a date.

I am completely familiar with that kind of shopping for home furnishings but not so much clothes....but I was up for it.

We started out with lunch at this cute spot that I had not heard of....Bracks Kitchen



It was SO good......


I scarfed it down and then thought....really not a good time to go clothes shopping since I could hardly button my pants:)

But....a plan is a plan so off we went!

I should have taken pictures of everything I tried on but ugh the dressing rooms were small and the lighting not so good and frankly I was just too lazy.

And I was going to take some pictures of what I bought when I got home but I sold my vintage full length mirror so I need to get another one asap.

Now.....of course my brain was in overdrive and I started blabbing on about how much fun this would be to make this a monthly outing and also "hey let's put a cap on what we can spend....like say 200.00".....wouldn't that be fun?  

But she quickly poo pooed that idea and said I am gonna spend what I want so don't be putting your limits on me....haha 

OK...first up are these Stewart Weitzman shoes.




Very little wear and we all know these sell for about 400.00 a pair.  Not happening people....I would rather have 4 pair of shoes for that....haha.

I was really coveting them and walked around the store for 20 minutes until I saw the 50% of all peach tags and I looked down to see a peach tag.  What?????  Holy Moly...this is my lucky day as I pranced up to the cash register and slapped them on the counter....50.00!!!

Then I tried on this cute fur vest for 30.00 and got all excited....of course when you are shopping with a friend there is a lot of encouragement going on...."get it...get it" can be heard numerous times.


So I did.

And I picture myself wearing it like below.....




Of course I am going to buy this cutie for 16.00.....I mean these are H&M prices and since I wear black or white 90% of the time it was a no brainer.




This is pretty much a uniform for me....

While I was researching....I found the exact top for 51.00!  
Boom!



This pretty J Crew top was 16.00 also.  Not a stain or flaw on it and I am always looking for a pretty ivory top to wear under jackets!



And last thing on the list....



This pretty gray Michael Kors coat.  It was also marked down to 125.00.  What I loved about it is that it's not lined so it's perfect for Atlanta winters....


I will be sporting this look the rest of winter!



So....237.00  Good thing she didn't agree with me about the cap....

Here is an out fit she scored.

I almost bought the pants.  They are a pretty camel suede from Lafayette 148 New York that I researched and they were original 900.00  She scored for 100.00  Then the jacket was  from Anthropologie and it was 30.00 

So there you have it....we will be doing this again! and I promise I will take better pictures.  I thought about saying to her let's see if we can go a whole year and not buy retail but I knew we would cheat that plan so I scrapped it.

I don't need to set myself up for failure right now:)

Hope you are having a good week!

Shabargainshopper







13 comments

Shirley said...

Such cute finds! Love them all! Wishing you a fabulous year to come!

Ellene said...

My kind of shopping! Do you mind sharing the name of the consignment shop?

Anonymous said...

You got some really adorable stuff! Yay!

Bx Gardener said...

Atlanta girl here!! Where did you go??????

Judy said...

"How to choose a consignment shop"

Please tell us what you look for to find such quality clothes.

debby said...

I love this idea-both to save money and better for the environment that new clothes. Would you mind sharing good consignement shops in Atlanta? Thanks!

Dian Owens said...

I still have a classic Eileen Fisher gray wool 3/4 sleeve cape for $40 at a consignment shop about 12 years ago. It retailed for around $400! The same day, I found an Anthropologie white poplin shirt for $10. It had 3/4 sleeve with pleated trim that peeped just below the cape's sleeve.

Consignment shopping can be hit or miss, but once you determine your favorite shops, it's beneficial to learn incoming merchandise dates and upcoming sale dates of your favorite shops. Some will keep customer info and call or text you with specific pieces.

Gail Storti said...

Wow...you certainly did score! Love all your finds, especially the SW sandals. I’m going to move to Atlanta so you can decorate my house and I can go shopping with you!! Hee..hee!

Unknown said...

WOW!!! Awesome finds.

Anonymous said...

WOW, you really scored. Love those Stewart Weitzman shoes and that black top. Clothes are so ridiculously priced. I hate to pay that kind of money for something you'll only wear occassionally. I think consignment shops will have to be my new go to for 2020.

Elstar said...

Wow! You scored Lady! Very fun to do it with a friend, it’s infectious.
The New Year is already having fun with you.
Oh my gosh.....so much magic in store for you!


Anonymous said...

Girlfriend, purdy finds! I’m local, can you share the name of the store?

barbara said...

Alexis' Suitcase in Buckhead Atlanta can be a good spot. Again, hit or miss but I got a fab Prada jacket for $75!
It's right on Peachtree Street
Great finds Sherry!!!

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