In today’s outfit post, absolutely nothing comes from a thrift or consignment shop. However, please believe that this outfit still cost under $50 from top to bottom. Let’s talk CLEARANCE RACKS! This blog is about all fabulous things, THRIFTY. To me, this means getting fabulous items at a bargain. Yes, of course you will find bargain prices at thrift and consignment shops, but also understand that a clearance rack should not be be forgotten. In fact some clearance racks are great thrift store alternatives for me.
Heading to the movies, I wanted a simple but still stylish look. Although, still quite summer, the movies are always freezing, so sleeves are my best friend when I enter the
freezer theater. I bought this semi sheer chiffon shirt from Charming Charlies on their end of season clearance rack last year, for $9.99. It was marked down from $29.99. I did actually see it earlier that season and definitely noted that I was not going to pay $29.99 for it — yup, it’s that real for me folks. When I returned, I was very happy to see that they had come to their senses and marked it down. Scooped it up immediately.
The blue and white printed pants came off the clearance rack at Macy’s. Side note here. A lot of people wonder how I have the patience to wade through clothing at a thrift store. They would rather head to a retail store and find what they want. However, I have to say that if you venture into the clearance rack sections in a store, and find things that you like, and LOVE the markdowns, then you can easily go thrifting. The Macy’s that I found this little beauty had a large section devoted for clearance. But, it was messy, unorganized and certainly packed with a lot of things. I have definitely been in thrift stores that were more organized than that area. However, I know that I am not there to buy realty in the section, I am there to unearth some great finds — which I did. During the summer season, these pants were marked at $59.00. But, it ended up in the clearance section and I walked away with it for $11.45. They are comfy, different and CUTE!
If you know me or if you have been following this blog, you know that I am all about COLORS. I first opted to complete the outfit with some white sandals, but at the last minute really wanted a pop of color. These Jessica Simpson’s pumps came from a Ross Dress For Less clearance rack. I purchased them for $9.99, marked down from $59.99. Yes, that is a steal! There you have it. I am a walking clearance rack – but looking much better than the way they normally keep the section.
Tell me about your clearance rack finds. Some stores definitely do a great job in marking down their items for sure!