T is for Thrift Shops!

Some women won’t enter thrift shops. I wouldn’t until I changed jobs, made much less money, and desperately needed clothes. A woman I knew shopped at the Salvation Army and always looked amazing. One Saturday, I stopped in. While softly asking God, “What am I doing here?” I looked through the women’s clothing and found unworn garments with price tags attached. There were several items I’d have bought at retail. They fit. For less than $20, I had much needed additions to my wardrobe. Eventually, I discovered I could have a much better wardrobe for less money if I used thrift shops in addition to other discount resources. Over time, … Read more…

I Can’t Afford That! Finding Affordable Quality

Babajaan’s off-white Panama oversized straw hat with horsehair band costs a whopping $415! That’s super pricey for most women. Many women I know would look at the price tag and walk away. But this hat is worth a really, really close look. Look at the materials. Look at the shape. Look at the quality. Look at the design. Really study it. Then study it again. While studying it, imagine that hat on your head. Imagine the outfits you would wear it with. Totally ignore the price. Just ask yourself, Would be Babajaan’s hat work for me? And then… Next time you see a similar hat at a friend’s house, ask … Read more…