I Have a Confession: I Thrift for Gifts

Hey my fellow thriftanistas HAPPY HUMP DAY.  This will be another short post as I have my 3-year-old busy body with me today. Hopefully if I run him around enough doing mommy’s errands he will come home and take a LONGGGGGGGGGGGG nap. Any-who I come before you today to CONFESS ALL MY SINS. Okay I have to laugh at myself because I sound so EXTRA dramatic. I can almost hear the dun, dun, dun like they have in suspense thrillers. My confession is not really that dramatic but some people may not agree with it. Are you ready, hear it comes……… I THRIFT FOR GIFTS. Yes you read that correctly, I give people thrifted items as gifts. Now before those non-thrifers go in on me, let me explain. Shopping thrift allows me to own the best items at phenomenal, rock bottom prices. I must also add that I am very good at what I do, I DON’T BUY JUNK.  Example while out thrifting yesterday I came across a cute pair of Salvatore Ferragamo cream and black patent leather slingback shoes. I saw them and immediately thought of my aunt. I remembered that my children and I had yet to give her something for mother’s day and I knew that these shoes would make the perfect gift. She LOVES nice things. Now with my very limited single mama bank account I could never afford to buy her a gift as nice as this. However through the magic of thrifting I was able to give her a pair of shoes that could have easily been $300 or $400 for $6.99. I can definitely afford $6.99. Now don’t get me wrong I don’t do this with everyone. I respect the fact that some people just don’t like secondhand merchandise. Those people although I love them get the CHEAP ASS gifts I can afford. However people like my aunt who is one of my fashion icons get the best my THRIFTY EYE can find. She is a thrifter and a Michigan Avenue shopper so she definitely understood the value of her gift. I don’t know if I ever told you all but I come from a long line of smart thrifty women. If I haven’t convinced you of the value in thrifting for gifts that’s okay. Just know that on your next birthday your gift from me is coming from WALMART. Oh and your budget is $6.99 too, which is about equivalent to a pack of underwear. FERRAGAMO’S or UNDERWEAR…….. you decide!

Until next time my fellow thriftanistas smooches,

The “Thrifty”Fashionista

This is an old picture but we were CUTE! (my little man Jackson)

Happy belated Mothers Day to my Auntie!!!!!!

$6.99 for some Ferragamo’s, who does that? Oh that’s right ME!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tawala
    May 21, 2012 @ 19:57:59

    Hi Dear,

    Hope all is well. I truly loved this article, it was extremly well written compassionate and informational. If I or anyone had any apprehensions about thrifting, they would no longer will have any after reading this. The last time we saw eachother at Ava’s house you mentioned having thrift store outing when you show what you do etc. I’ll love to be a part of that. Keep me posted whether its now or later. I’m 30 weeks pregant can’t do or fit into anything these days. However I know I can find things for kids and new baby:)


    • Confessions of a Thrift Store Fashionista
      May 23, 2012 @ 14:54:24

      Hi Tawala thanks for reading my blog and liking my facebook page. The support means a lot to me. I LOVE thrifting and I am so glad that I now have an outlet to share my knowledge and passion. I hope to have my first thrifting tour in a couple weeks and I will definitely keep you posted. If you are unable to make it we can always schedule one at a time that is convenient for you. Have a blessed day :).


  2. Jeni Johnson
    May 26, 2012 @ 04:38:01

    I miss thrift store back in the US! Time to research in Sicily…there must be one here!


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