Good morning my fellow thriftanistas. If you are anything like me then at some point in time Sex in the City was one of your favorite shows. I can honestly say I didn’t really watch it for the interesting stories. Although the ladies and all their antics did keep things interesting. I watched it for the fabulous fashion. That show definitely set some major fashion trends. One item in particular made popular by the shows main character “Carrie Bradshaw” were Manolo Blahnik shoes. Now I am all into fashion but I have to be honest and say that I had never heard of Manolo’s until Carrie made them famous. Her style was not always for me but I love that she took fashion risk. However her shoe game was always kick ass. I myself have a fabulous shoe collection. Being on a single mama budget I never fathomed that I could be a Manolo wearing mama. To be honest even if I had the money I am way to cheap to ever spend upwards of $600 on one pair of shoes. If you are trying to figure out where I am going with this story, here comes the punch line. The THRIFTING GODS did it again. I was in my local thrift store one day last week perusing through the shoe isle when a pair of shoes caught my eye. They looked to be in good condition so I picked them up to take a closer look. Imagine my surprise when I say that they were a gently worn pair of MANOLO BLAHNIK’S. I told you all things just jump out at me. I had not even checked out the price yet but I knew they were going home with me. I figured hell even if they were over my usual $5.00 budget it was worth it. We are talking about a shoe that retails for over $600. I turned the shoe over and to my great joy they were……………$5.99. Yes you read that correctly FIVE DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENT. Haaallllllleeeellllluuuujjjjjaaaahhhh, I am a MANOLO WEARING MAMA. I have to tell you guys the excitement really doesn’t come from the fact that I now own a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s. The excitement comes from the fact that I own a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s for $5.99. The fact that I was able to buy these shoes for $5.99 goes back to one of my first rules of thrifting. Go into the stores armed with knowledge. The store obviously did know what they had. I saw Nine West shoes priced higher. Their ignorance was my thrifting bliss. Take the time to learn fashion and brands. You can buy a good fashion magazine or use the internet to do research. If neither of those options appeal to you then just hire The “Thrifty” Fashionista. I can help you dress and look your best for much, much less. Yes I know that was a shameless plug but hell it’s my blog. You can find personal shopping information on my Lets Go Thrifting section.
Until Next Time Smooches,