Jeans of every size and make can be found in thrift stores (Levis, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy) for around $4.99 for womens and less for girls. For more advice on purchasing jeans, please refer to a previous post Easy Jeans! Tops of similar brands can also be found in thrift stores ranging from $2.99 to $4.99. It is not uncommon to find items with tags still dangling from them with retail prices directly contrasted against thrift store prices.
Below, this spaghetti strap summer dress by Hype was $4.99 and can be casual or dressy depending upon the shoes.
An ArdenB. dress with slip for $9.99 is reminiscent of the style of this vintage purse bought years ago at a thrift store by Thrifully Modern Mommie. The earrings were $2.99.
I bought this blouse a few years back for my daughter knowing that it would be quite fetching on her. I do not remember the price but remember it was purchased at the Goodwill for under $5.
Teach your children to be resourceful and thrift. Over the span of their lives they will save tens of thousands of dollars but still own quality merchandise. Money is no guarantee for style.
I think this mates up nicely with "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime." I don't believe mainstream Americans and the media send healthy messages about spending or style.
More trunk show photos will be up soon of The Thrifty Chickets, our elementary school girls. Scroll down to see Ms Shopping Golightly's trunk show.