Thrifty Thursday – Angela Edition

Welcome back to another Thrifty Thursday. Last week we canvassed Melanie’s scores at McCart Thrift Center in Fort Worth. Angela (and I) tried on a decent amount of clothes there, but I struck out completely. Ange, however, did make one find. This beautiful blouse was only $1.41. One dollar and forty-one cents!!

Thrifty Thursday Treasure
My Grecian Goddess striking a pose in her fantastic find.

While I was glad Angela found something lovely, we still needed to find her a dress that was “red carpet” worthy, for the program the girls are doing at Church in November. Today we headed out with that very specific idea in mind this time. Usually we are open to whatever great deals we can find, but we were on a mission.

The first thrift store we went to actually had a great selection of formal gowns. The down side was, their prices were a little more than we were looking to pay. Angela had $18.50 left of her monthly thrifting allowance/earnings from teaching her sister piano, and the least expensive dress we found that looked amazing was $24.99. Even though both of the dresses were from David’s Bridal, and we all know that David’s Bridal has gorgeous gowns with price tags that start at over $100, we were looking for a steal. So we headed to another store.

Angela tried on a total of 19 dresses at 4 thrift stores, and the one she picked we found at Goodwill on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth for $9.54. That we could do.

Angela's Red Carpet Dress
The dress is everything Angela wanted; long, elegant, modest, and lots of little details.

I have never worked that hard to find a dress, but it was sweet victory when Angela put it on and said yes to the dress.

So now I want to know: what is the best thrift store find you have made? Inquiring minds want to know. 😉




  1. Emily says

    Last week i found caroline a whole new wardrobe of brand new gap clothes at the goodwill on Camp Bowie i got at least 6 outfits for less then $ 30 , and I’m positive there are way more outfit choices then my first go round

    • FlawedHumanBlog says

      Brand new Gap? SCORE!!!

      It’s funny because Goodwill was my last resort, and that’s where we found it.

  2. says

    I feel like I need to come to your neck of the woods if only to thrift – our thrift stores are not nearly so awesome in pricing! She looks so pretty in that dress – it is understated and lets her shine through – which really is a good dress! Also…. that top picture? I call baloney on this being any one of your kids – this is absolutely a picture of you in high school that you just threw in to see if anyone would notice. What did I win?

    • FlawedHumanBlog says

      I keep telling you, you can make a buck stretch way further in Texas than you can in San Diego! Haha.
      And while I will take full credit for Angela’s dramatic pose (and attitude), alas, that is my child and not me. I’m in denial that I am old enough to have a kid that looks like me in high school.

  3. Colleen says

    I recently bought an anne klein purse for 1.50 at our local salvation army. The shirt is beautiful on your daughter and her dress is stunning. I love the small details on the back. I love that they earn money and have to keep with there balance those are great life tools.

    • FlawedHumanBlog says

      What a steal, Colleen!! And budgeting was something that I learned far too late in the game. I am hoping to spare my kids life lessons that I learned as an adult by teaching them how to do this stuff NOW.

  4. Jeannie Traverso says

    Have you tried any of the thrift stores in HEB area? Omgosh they have a ton there and L and I want to check out a few of them.

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