Looking Fashionable at a Reasonable Price

I have talked about my finds at Goodwill on many occasions. Brace yourselves because I’m going to do it again! Saintvi had introduced me to LuLaRoe clothing. They have several cuts and types of tops/dresses that speak to my sense of style. Anyone who knows me in person will recognize that I have a fondness for an asymmetrical hem, paisley patterns, cowl necks, scarves, tunics and clothes in greens/blues/black and the right shade of plum. Also I love a bargain. That said, what I really like is a deal too good to be true. Miracles of miracles it just happened! (pinch me)
I went to Goodwill on a booster half price day. I was looking for one thing only – a kimono or ruana that had green, turquoise, or mustard colors in the pattern. I didn’t find it. Instead I found the mother lode of LuLaRoe cast offs. Most were brand new (complete with tags attached), and some were gently used. I probably tried on 60 different pieces of LuLaRoe. I purchased 4 Carly’s (price tag indicated $55), a Julia, 10 Perfect Ts, 5 classic Ts, 1 Lynnae, 1 Christy, 2 Irmas, 1 Joy, 1 Lindsay, 1 Sarah, and a Shirley, and 3 pair of leggings.

    
This first photo is of the Joy, Lindsay, and Sarah. The second photo is a close up of the Julia dress – snazzy!
 
The above photos show the patterns I purchased of the tops. My laundry room looks like one of the online dealers rooms with all the tags and styles! I’m guessing that if I were to order them new from a LaLaRoe distributor I’d have paid $1225. But at Goodwill on half price day I paid $171.53 including tax for 30 pieces of clothing. Sparky just doesn’t understand fashion but he does grasp the concept that I’m getting a rare bargain. That makes him happy…

25 thoughts on “Looking Fashionable at a Reasonable Price

    1. I have some tie dye and some batik dresses. The fabric is cool and colorful for sure! I don’t know where they were made but now I’m curious! 3 say made in India and one is made in Indonesia…

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      1. Indonesian batik is distinct from Malaysian batik, it has geometric designs whilst Malaysian batik is more floral. I am not sure if there is batik in India as it is a South East Asian thing, most probably a tie and die method of fabric printing. south East Asians can usually make the distinction. We learnt batik making with candle wax drawing in school. Batik wear is also traditional and official costume for men here.

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        1. I had an art teacher back in the 1970s who taught us batik using candle wax. It was much harder than first thought! I think the items made in India are tie dyed… and yes the batik I have is very geometrical. I used to have a one piece jumpsuit that was batik with large flowers and a wavy design with little flowers linking it all together. It was violet and deep purple and white – I sold it several garage sales ago. It is now back in style!!

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  1. I have one long dress I purchased years ago for $5 for our church’s Hawaii day. Haven’t worn it since, to hot in the summer to cold in the winter but it hangs in my closet. My husband liked it. Should dig it out and try it again.

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  2. Love, love love going to consignment stores and thrift shops. My mom used to go the ones in Manhattan in the 70’s when it was not popular to do and take me along. That is where I picked up the habit!I need to blog about those trips to the thrift shops in the upper 60’s one day. We would come in on the bus to visit my grandma in Elmhurst, Queens and visit all the stores and walk, walk, walk. Thanks for bringing back good memories.

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  3. Since I have been in the truck I hardly update my wardrobe. I have a ton of clothes. The last two years I started adding dress up items one at a time. When it’s time to dress up I want options.

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        1. I used to wear a uniform every day. I’d come into work in whatever and then change. I decided one day that I’d dress nice to come in. I did it most of the time. It really saved my bacon a couple times when I was asked to fill in for someone at a meeting or a lunch…

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            1. Nice. My husband worked for a company where everyone was required to dress according to the dress code – it was very strict! Men had to wear a tie, dress shirt and suit – suits had to be black, brown, or navy. No patterns, no other colors. And the socks had to match the suit. The only touch of individuality was the tie. A lot of the guys wore wild ties! It was worse for the women. They had to wear a dress or dress suit (no pants), their shoes couldn’t have open toes, they couldn’t wear flats, they had to wear stockings but only in flesh tones. They couldn’t wear more than 2 colors of eye shadow and long hair had to be up or pulled back. They even had rules about how long your fingernails could be… The only thing that made it better was the really good pay!!

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  4. Every year, when I go back to Michigan, I shop consignment stores and garage sales. Sometimes I can barely get my bag zipped for all the additions. What a great find, LuLaRoe at Goodwill prices!!! I love the styles but just can’t see paying that much for what feels like gorgeous pajamas.

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    1. They are very comfortable and expensive pajamas in feel but much more acceptable to wear in public (if you aren’t headed to Wal-Mart)! I’ve only bought 1 dress at retail prices. I like the hunt and the bargain besides my inner tightwad gives me fits when I spend too much money!!!

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  5. Awesome! I don’t care what I wear, which annoys my grandma, so she buys stuff for me. My other grandma paid like 30 dollars for 60 shirts, nice stuff. They came from a wealthy woman who had died. Good find! There’s nothing wrong with it.

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