Here’s what was left on my skirt list after my ThredUp purchases:
This was just about all of my store’s linen selection. I was hoping for some more muted tones, but they just didn’t have any. I wanted maybe something with a print or a color with deep undertones so dirt wouldn’t show as much, but there just wasn’t anything like that.
Here are the three fabrics I ended up with: Linen for church skirt, double sided knit for a tunic, and pink twill for a maxi skirt.
We also went to Hobby Lobby hoping they might have some denim since that was the only fabric I was lacking, but alas, their fabric selection was even dinkier.
While we were in Franklin, we stopped by Our Thrift Store to look for some of the shirts on my list, which you will remember were:
Willa and I each grabbed an armload of things to try on. She came away with 5 or 6 cute tops! I tried on a lot of things, but asking myself “Would I actually wear this more than once?” brought my final choices to just a few items.
We had to swing by Walmart on the way home for some items for the family and stopped by their clothing section. I used to shop there for most of my clothes but now I hardly ever need to go in there, so I shop elsewhere. I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of maxi skirts and cute, relatively modest dresses for sale! They were about $15-$20, so if they weren’t out of my size I probably would have gotten one or two.
This is my final haul for the day: Two tunics, two casual shirts, one nice-casual shirt, and a pair of blue skinny jeans.
The shirt on the left there is from Walmart and I’ve already gotten a lot of use out of it. I wore it to the post-office the the other day. The chambray tunic isn’t quite long enough, so I plan on adding crocheted lace to the bottom. As far as why I bought those pants… just one of those things that I can’t quite explain, except that I love challenge pieces and I’ve wanted a pair of BRIGHT jeans and these were only about $5. 😀
It was an almost-successful day of shopping. 😉 It can be really difficult to reconcile our ideals in our head with what’s actually available/within our reach, but it’s a skill that can be learned and carries over into every area of our lives. I still have quite a few gaps and “needs” in my wardrobe, so I’ll keep y’all updated as I work on it!