Tuesday, August 23, 2011

we shopped 'til we dropped :)

Thrifting has been all over blog land and it totally intrigues me.  New clothes for super cheap?  Heck yes!  But the problem is... I have no idea where to begin with thrifting.  And to be honest, I'm not super into the vintage look.  I love it on everyone else, but I just don't think it's for me.  I love cutesy, frilly, girly stuff... and that stuff is not cheap.  But today I am proud to be blogging about my recent shopping spree!  Seriously, I can't tell you how freakin' excited I am about this! :)
Nicole (one of my bestie's) told me she was looking for a new skirt and I remembered reading about a sale Down East was having.  It must have been a fundraiser for BYU, because it was only at the Provo location.  If the sale was going to be as good as it sounded, we decided it was worth the drive to Provo.  2 hours and under $70 later.... it was worth the drive.  :)

ready to get our shop on :)
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showing off/trying on our new cute clothes!
my pile
9 shirts, 2 cardigans, and 1 dress later (these are all brand new by the way...thrifting is buying used clothes, right?) I was a very happy girl :)  (Nicole scored some amazing buys as well!)  The drive, the heat and sweat, the 2 screaming kids...oh it was SO worth it!  (I'm not sure the little babes would agree though, haha!)  It is such a thrill buying that many clothes at once :)  This was totally a blog worthy kind of sale- haha!

P.S.  It was so exciting showing my new clothes to Eric!  He thought I'd never stop pulling clothes out of the bag :)  And the best part was telling him how much each item cost.  What a thrill :)  Then Eric had the idea to take this picture of me:

(Don't mind the shorts, for some reason Eric's shorts are my favorite to wear around the house haha.)  I totally had to post this picture because Eric threatens to break my camera every day.  So, I was shocked that he came up with the idea to take this picture :)

33 comments:

Ashley said...

haha, love the last pic! dang, girl....you did good! i need to go shopping with you. isn't it funny how we love wearing our mans clothing...haha.

Liesl said...

Shopping is the best...I seriously feel like it is retail therapy every time!!! :) You look beyond adorable in that last action shot...LOVE it and all the lovely colors of the things you purchased! Nice work, Courtney!

Liesl :)

Alexis Kaye said...

hahaha you are so funny! let's meet in real life! I love that last picture!

The Stylers said...

O man you just made me want to go shopping so bad!! I love finding deals, it gives me a high and i'm not joking I really think it is like a drug for me! haha

Denise said...

Um we may need to plan a shopping trip while I'm in Utah!! :)
And I'm totally with you on the cutesy, frilly, girly clothes! Down East is my kind of place!!

Mandi said...

Oh my gosh I love you! That was the best post ever! I am in serious need of new clothes and you make me want to go shopping! I especially love the picture that Eric took. :)

Autumn said...

Wow, that is a SUPER good deal! Good job!

Chelsea said...

Ha ha ha ha. I love this. I am so bad at thrifting. I still need to get over thinking it's gross. Downeast is the best, though! I wish I could have gotten a piece of that sale!

Megan and Justin said...

i love downeast! and it looks like you got SOOO many good finds yay!

Steph said...

thats a good deal. and your stuff looks really good!!! i love thrifting..but i can't find clothes its mainly stuff for the house but id be in if i could find a place like that....

Jamie said...

Ooooooooooooh, all of the stuff you found looks adorable! I love thrifting. I'm not very good at it...I don't have a ton of patience to look through racks and racks to find one gem. But I am slowly getting better at having the eagle eye and spotting things that are perfect for me.

Keep thrifting, girl!

LaynahRose said...

eek thats so exciting! i want to get into thrifting as well and dont really know where to start... um, i cant tell you're a beginner from that pile!

and too cute about eric! haha i like his picture idea :)

oomph. said...

LOVE that picture!!! nice haul...you did amazing for 70 bucks! i love the idea of being thrifty, too...i love a good sale, coupon, discount, you name it!

mary said...

That is hilarious!!! WOW!!! What a great trip! I'm pretty sure that it was amazingness! I thrift all the time, but usually only find 1 or 2 things every month, this is magical Courtney!!! xox!

Seth + Carlie said...

Wow! I can't believe you got that all for under $70! Cute shirts!

Tiffany said...

Ooh, I'm a sucker for a good sale! ;)

That last picture is adorable!!

M+B said...

Lucky! I LOVE downeast!! They have to cutest clothes and what a haul you made!

Pamela said...

Love all the clothes you got!! So cute. If we lived next to each other, I would so come & steal some ;) haha! Love the last picture!

P! said...

I'm a shopaholic, so this post just made music in my head... especially that last photo- I've always wanted to do that!! Looks like you scored some beautiful things! I love sales- I would drive almost any distance to experience that. Super jealous, but so glad you had fun with it!! You have great taste. :)

Bree said...

I only wish I would get all that stuff for $70! A little jealous ;)

monster cakes said...

I LOVE that you wear his shorts. I used to do that too when I dated athletes. Then I married a musician. haha So now I just buy my own boy's sweats and shorts. : )

Ariana said...

Hi! I just found your blog through another one...

I'm jealous of your shopping spree, and it's even better you got so much for so little!

- Ariana
http://www.niftynelsons1.blogspot.com

Sharstin said...

ha! i love that last pict~ score for sure! cute stuff!

Kelsey Cole said...

I laughed so hard when you talked about eric threatening to break the camera... HA, my husband is totally the same! He doesn't like taking pictures to much. I have to trick him into taking them every time! lol. Looks like you had a blast on your shopping spree!

Laura said...

nice work!! so fun to pick up so many new things!! way to clean up girl!!

Candace Stevenson said...

awh I love that grey stripped shirt!!! so freaking cute!

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Tatiana said...

girlfriend you scored big! All those tops are beyond adorable! And I love that last picture. You're too cute!

kyna... said...

Awesome! I need to take a visit to some thrift stores! I'm like you...I'm kind of intimidated and don't really know how to find "good" thrift stores! ha ha!
♥ Kyna

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

HA! That last picture is GREAT!! SO cute!

My husband used to be like that about pictures, too, but after about 5 years, he finally warmed up the the idea that I like taking pictures and he better just darn well get used to it. ;)

I am so happy you found so many CUTE things!! YAY!

Connie said...

OH MY!!! Okay...I'm having major Downeast withdrawals. I would even when they used to be a kiosk in the mall but now that they are a huge store with the cutest clothes imaginable I miss them even more! Too bad I'm not good at online shopping- lol. I would seriously take a pic like that too. I love that your hubby suggested it!!

Brittany Lew Whoo said...

i love downeast! you got so much stuff!!! that would be like 250 usually!! great job. :D

Kyndra Johnson said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun. And got some way cute clothes!!

Kyndra Johnson said...

Looks like you had a ton of fun. And got some way cute clothes!!

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