January 17, 2012

Frugal Additions - January 2012

About one week ago, my best friend and I decided to make some time for a little shopping therapy. Granted, some may find delight in shopping the beautiful rack at Nordstrom but we like to get our kicks in at our favorite thrift store, Value World. We swear by this place as the mecca of all metro Detroit thrift stores. I seem to always be able to find at least one goodie each time I stop by AND their prices are the best, by far. I can't tell you how many times I have walked out of there paying just $0.80 for a shirt or $0.40 for a skirt - and that's not even on the days I walk in with a 50% off coupon!

Anyway, let's get down to the good stuff, shall we? MY FINDS! I always love to read Kara's posts (at Unusual Form) about her new thrift finds so I thought I would share mine this week too! Here's a few sneak peek type photos of the pieces I ended up buying. Don't worry, they'll be making their full debut on the blog in due time. :)

Fresh thrift finds! New York & Co houndstooth button up - $1.80

Fresh thrift finds! New York & Co tunic length blue button up - $1.40

Fresh thrift finds!Land's End burgandy ribbed cardigan - $1.60
Natori II burgandy/gold palazzo pants - $1.30

Fresh thrift finds! J. Peterman Co tan button up jacket - $1.80

Fresh thrift finds! Styleworks blazer with floral cuff - $5.40

Fresh thrift finds! Franco Sarto suede boots - $4.20

Fresh thrift finds! Sofft black leather ankle boots - $6.20

All of this equals out to a grand total of $23.70. I don't think that is too shabby for a little shopping therapy with one's best friend... do you?

Speaking of money and shopping, I'll be back later this week to discuss my shopping, changes for the new year and more. Stay tuned!


  1. That was the best trip I've had in awhile! So glad we went and cleaned out Value World!

    PS - Why do we always find Franco Sarto shoes at that store?? It's amazing, but who is giving up these shoes? They must be crazy!

  2. @Alicia - I was just thinking about that! Whoever it is, I thank them for their temporary (??) moments of insanity in giving up these Francos... I seem to always benefit from it. Thank goodness we wear the same size! :)

  3. Wow! Amazing thrift store. Clearly I need to move to Detroit just for the thrifting.

  4. i need this store in my life immediately.



  5. Great finds......Ive seen a sign for one of those stores, just cant remember where exactly......cant wait to see what you have in store for the New Year!

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  6. I wish we had a Value World! That houndstooth button up and NY & Co tunic were steals! Can't wait to see how you style them.

  7. Great Finds! I think I am heading out to Value World tonight myself! Have you seen any coupons lately?

  8. I love your frugal additions, especially the gray blazer with the flower cuff. Since I know at least one person enjoys my thrift finds, I'll post them more regularly!

  9. ooh, i see you found some palazzo pants!!! and for such a STEAL - lucky you :D

  10. Such good finds!!!! Dang, I need to go shopping with you ladies!

  11. great deals! thrifting is like therapy isn't it!

    Lindsey Turner

  12. Wow, amazing finds and it looks like everything is in great condition! I really like the palazzo pants. I wish I had somewhere like Value World to shop!

  13. great picks and very pricey! I'd love to be your friend, you have such a great eye!

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  14. love all the clothes, can't believe you got them all for such a low price! :)
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  15. That is fantastic that you got so much for so little! That's why I adore thrift shopping. It's so satisfying. I love that little blazer with the floral printed lining. How sweet!

  16. ahhh the sweet success of thrift scores! Can't wait to see you style these up and add your personal flair. The J. Peterman tan jacket looks really cool!

  17. great blog!!!

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  18. what great boot finds! i had pretty much given up on thrifting boots and then i found a perfect pair of white leather ones last month. oh, thrifting, i heart you.

    dash dot dotty

  19. Ooooo talk about some great finds! I'm loving that houndstooth blouse - that would be sooo much fun to style! I'd love to have that material as a skirt :) oooo la la!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog <3

  20. Those are some great finds! I especially love the button downs and that blazer with the floral cuffs. Way to thrift!

  21. Wow! Amazing finds! I need a little thrifting action here soon....

  22. Gorgeous pieces! Especially the first one! I love it!



  23. So pretty!! Suede boots are always a must! Perfect color!

    ox from NYC!


  24. I LOOOOOOVE Value World as well! It is definitely my favorite!

    You found some great items.

    You should check out my Value World Haul vids on YT: http://youtu.be/2c0ge1-RZBM


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