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Recent Consignment Finds

I love Consignment shopping. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on new wardrobe pieces, so I’ve had to find other ways to keep my closet current. Here are my most recent Consignment shop finds. While I’m still relatively new to the world of consigning, my top two favorite consignment shops thus far are: Hello Gorgeous and ReVAMP. I encourage you to check out local consignment shops near you.

Yet another find from Hello Gorgeous. Clearance $5!

Found this at Hello Gorgeous. I believe I paid $8 (accidentally threw out the receipt).

Another awesome item from Hello Gorgeous. Paid around $10.

Found this at Hello Gorgeous in Camp Hill. Scarf and Handbag together were $10!

Found this this past weekend at ReVamp in Lemoyne. Paid $4!

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Posted by on September 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Cleaning out my closet (and dresser)

Aftermath of the cleanup.

My closet and dresser are nightmares. It usually looks like my clothes are trying to escape my room; it’s the worst right after laundry day. Let me put it into perspective for you, I have eight dresser drawers and my boyfriend has four. I still manage to run out of space to put clothes. This weekend, I could no longer delay the inevitable. My closet and dresser needed a makeover, but where to begin?

I started with my dresser. I pulled out each drawer and sifted through the countless articles of clothing I accumulated both during and after college. I started three piles: a trash pile, for those clothes which had lived way past their shelf life and were well worn; a consignment shop pile, for the clothes which still had more years of joy to give; and a third pile for my co-worker who I am making over (more on that to come in a later blog post). Then I moved onto my closet and did the same thing. Generally, I abide by the rule if you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it, or if it’s too small, ditch it because you probably will not fit back into it (although sometimes this is hard to accept).

I organized the clothes in the closet by sleeve length; dresses in the front followed by blouses, sweaters, cardigans and suits. With my drawers, I organized them by like items. T-shirts in one drawer followed by dressier T-shirts; dress pants and fold-able dress skirts; jeans and casual pants; dress pants; and finally a miscellaneous drawer.

At the end of the day, my dresser was organized neatly sans run away clothes. My closet is still packed, but I did make room for new fall wardrobe pieces. I reorganized my closet shelves. I dusted them, then put down green, rubber shelf liner — which I had extra from doing my kitchen cabinets — for my clothes to sit on. So far, the improvement is immense. I plan on buying those adhesive 3-M wall hooks to put on the closet wall for purses, long necklaces and belts.

I’m hoping to make this a lasting resolution because organization makes life a lot easier. It should also help keep my wardrobe in good shape.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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A Dream Fulfilled

    This past Saturday I fulfilled a dream of mine. I bought my first Coach purse. Now some people may find that silly, but it’s something I’ve lusted after since eyeing my first Coach bag in college. I paid my own way through college working 3 jobs through out my four years at Shippensburg University. I always said when I graduated college and landed my first “big girl” job, I would buy a Coach purse to celebrate my accomplishment. Unfortunately, my “big girl” job leaves me with little money after loan payments and bills.
    I was on a last-minute shopping trip to one of my favorite consignment shops, reVamp. They specialize in higher end clothing, it’s not your mother’s consignment shop. I had perused through the store, disappointed that nothing caught my eye, when there it was in the front display case. A small, black handbag with the iconic crisscrossing C’s. I asked the woman behind the counter how much. $36 but there was a sale and then an extra 30 percent off the sale price bringing it to $21. I had to have it and promptly handed over my bank card. I was giddy with excitement. 

   I’ve had to put a lot of dreams on the back burner. I’ve wanted to live in a major city, save for a bigger place, travel outside the US; not to mention, I’m still waiting to find my career and my life’s purpose. At least I have this one small victory.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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