Hello Everyone! I had a great weekend and now just getting ready for the new week ahead. Right now I’m relaxing on the couch watching “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion show– and mentally planning out what I’m going to wear to work next week. The weather is starting to cool off a little bit here in southern California so I’m hoping I can break out some pretty scarves and possibly a jacket or two?
I was in serious need of a new jacket– and as much as I love the thrift stores I just couldn’t find anything that either fit properly or looked decent. On a whim, I checked out our local Marshall’s and found this great Calvin Klein jacket for a mere $31. It was originally priced at $99! Cha-ching! Problem solved.
Pictured below you can see my new jacket paired with a great scarf I found this afternoon at the Humble Hippie in Ocean Beach. I love this place! This was my second visit and of course I couldn’t stop myself from getting something. (here’s the link to my first visit… Humble Hippie) The good news is I’ll be able to wear this scarf with not only my new $31 jacket from Marshall’s but also my leather jacket. Can you tell… I’m a little too ready to break out the Fall clothes… However, as much as I want to break out the Fall clothes now, I’ll likely be complaining about “being too cold” in a few weeks. As much as one can complain about “too cold” in southern California anyway.
Cheers everyone! Here’s wishing you all a great week ahead– and happy shopping!
What could be better than a pair of fantastic $7 jeans? Maybe the good karma of knowing that I am “re-purposing” a perfectly good pair of jeans?? One less item in the landfill, right?
And I thought $9 jeans were a bargain! Imagine my delight when I found the 30% off rack at My Sister’s Closet in San Diego’s UTC neighborhood and found a pair of jeans that fit. (I hate buying jeans and usually end up trying on 30+ pair before I find something that I even remotely like– then there is the issue of me getting home and trying them on again and instantly regretting the purchase…. back to the store….)
Good news here I actually LIKE these jeans! There’s still a slight chance I will make them into shorties– stay tuned…
Happy Shopping everyone. And remember to stay “green” and reduce, re-use, recycle whenever you can. Thrift shopping is a perfect way to accomplish all three. Cheers!
Okay, my post tonite has nothing to do with thrift shopping. In search of a case for my iPad, I found myself cruising thru the mall. No luck at the Apple store, Brookstone and Macy’s. It was my lucky night when I walked in the Brighton store. This was my first time shopping in this particular shop– and I went in out of desperation fairly sure I was going to strike out again anyway. Check out the funky and practical travel case I found for the iPad. It has plenty of padding and a few extra pockets inside.
While I was there I couldn’t resist the urge to pick out a pair of small earrings. Priced at $18 and with a 1-year guarantee… excellent!
While shopping at Brighton Collectibles, I experienced the most amazing customer care. Sales Partner “Laura” helped me choose my items and gave me an entire background on the company and the jewelry designers. Better yet, the merchandise gets registered when you purchase and has a 1-year guarantee. When I was in there the woman behind me in line told me her Mom “collects” Brighton stuff and has been wearing it for years. She actually showed me a few things she has that still looked great. It’s always a good sign when not only the store salespeople are excited but the store customers are excited too. For sure, I will be back for more at Brighton. (I have my eye on some pretty hoop earrings and maybe a watch). Cheers!
Hello Everyone! As far as I’m concerned, there’s no therapy like retail therapy. What better way to beat the heat than in an air-conditioned store, right?!
Why not unwind with a little retail therapy at My Sister’s Closet located in the UTC neighborhood of San Diego. My co-workers came back recently from a quick lunch break with several fantastic “finds” and were kind enough to let me take some photos. Look at this really cute Juicy Couture wallet that LD scored for a mere $17.
This wallet is so cute… why hide it in a purse??!
Okay…but wait, there’s more… KC scored three (yes, you read that right– three!) super amazing tops for a grand total of approximately $22 out the door. These are bargain friendly tops that can take you from workplace to wine tasting on a budget.
Hopefully there will be something left in the store for me…. 🙂
This blue top will be so pretty on a summer day. And the fluttery coral top pictured below is perfect to wear on a hot day. Like I said, hopefully there will be a few cute things left for me. Cheers– and happy shopping!
Happy Friday everyone! Check out these pretty flip-flops I found at DSW this afternoon. Perfect to wear with some cute denim shorties. Cheers!
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
8657 Villa La Jolla Drive #233
La Jolla, CA 92037
I thought finding cute jeans for $9 was something like finding a unicorn on my patio. Probably not going to happen. I kept hope alive and last Saturday was my lucky day at My Sister’s Closet here in San Diego.
Okay, so maybe these aren’t over the top glamour-jeans but for $9– I’m okay with that. My original idea was to use these to make “distressed jeans”. I had a plan to use sandpaper, razor blades, a scissors and possibly bleach to make these a little more interesting. I’ve worn them a number of times already this week and now I’m not so sure I want to ruin a good thing. After all– fabulous $9 jeans… like finding a unicorn!
Feeling tired and stressed? Want to soak in a steamy tub with eco-friendly soap? Herbal ingredients calling your name?
Eco Land and Sea is made from an eco-heritage that spans the land and sea.
Get clean with botanical, no palm oil or animal-body fats type herbal soap bars. No detergents added, just pure, natural soap.
You can also stock up on bath salts, bath powder and bath bombs. (oh yesss!) The best part about all of this– the stuff is locally made and eco-friendly. Everything was really pretty. Word on the street– they suds up well. I should know– I met Chris who told me he is the person who makes the soap. Sounds like he is working on some new formulations and made a special order for a customer last week.
I met up with Chris last week at the farmer’s market in San Diego’s UTC neighborhood. He was working the booth and singing the praises of eco-friendly soaps. I just loved these tiny heart soaps priced at a budget friendly 50 cents each.
Lots of lovely choices on the table! And wrapped in delish looking ribbons– by the way they smell just as delish.
One of my favorite summer activities is browsing thru the local farmers market. What could be better than listening to some fun music and shopping at sunset? I live in San Diego’s UTC neighborhood and have recently “discovered” we have a farmers market on Thursday nights.
Last week I met Sandi and Hugh at the Terra Verde Foods booth. Terra Verde Foods is a small family owned and operated specialty foods business started in 1996 as an organic farm in Fredericksburg, Texas. Their interest in food and cooking led to the development of Terra Verde Farms’ artisan foods. Terra Verde Foods specialty foods are hand-made in small batches from recipes that have been in the family for generations or new recipes developed from scratch. Minimal sugar is added to the products… and no artificial flavorings, preservatives or colors. You’ll remember what fresh fruits and veggies taste like!
I sampled the Tomato Basil Garlic pasta sauce with a sprinkle of Lavender Pepper. What a wonderful combination. Pictured below you can see my purchase of the evening– pasta sauce. It was $8.75 well spent. Since I’m a one-person household right now, I asked about the best way to save leftovers. Guess what– I’m told freezing is the way to go.
Like I said, this Lavender Pepper was a delight. Something about eating lavender flavor seemed odd– but after a taste– ooo la la. I can easily see myself using this sprinkled on cheese as an appetizer or as a seasoning on steak or salmon. I do tend to like a more subtle flavor which explains why I liked this so much. (I’m already pre-planning this will be my next purchase!)
Cheers- and happy food shopping at the local farmers market.
Polo shirts for $10 and nice looking suits. Wow, I was shocked when I browsed thru the men’s section at My Sister’s Closet. Typically the selection for men is meager at best when I’m out and about at the thrift stores. The back section of My Sister’s Closet is totally devoted to all things menswear. I found a wall of shoes– yes, a wall of shoes!
And the shoes were barely worn at a fraction of the cost of a new pair. Check out these two suits. Both are great looks for the new grad interviewing or maybe someone who needs an economical style punch. I really like the blue shirt and the patterned tie pictured on the right, below.
As far as accessories, I found a really good quality day bag and several beautiful watches. By far, the shoes were the biggest surprise “find.” Anyone into colorful and beautiful ties will be excited to check out the selection here.
Maybe the man in your life is more casual and maybe looking for bargains? I found an entire rack of cool clothing at 40% off. Some of the shirts were under $9 and all were good quality and barely worn. The light pink dress shirt pictured below would look great with a nice pair of khaki pants, jeans for a night out or even black dress pants.
Guys– thrift shopping isn’t just for the girls! This place rocks.
- Well Suited – men’s clothing & accessories
- 8610 Genesee Avenue #210
- Costa Verde Center (across from UTC mall)
- San Diego, CA 92122
- Phone: (858) 455-0045
- Web: www.shopwellsuited.com