Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth

How far do I take this? How much do I bend the rules?
I received a gift card for my birthday. Does that mean I can buy whatever I want with it? If someone gave me something not made in the U.S.A., I would use it. (Honestly really dying for some scotch)

If I buy something from a discount store, is that the same as buying used? The items are first purchased to sell in a big box store, then re-sold to discount stores. Is that ok?

Well today it was. I went birthday shopping and broke my rules. (although I did see some clothing made in the U.S.A., just didn't fit, but good to know they are out there)

This, however, I know fits into my rules....

I know it's hard to see, but the red tag price is one penny! The shoes are not made in the U.S.A., but a woman at the store was so excited about the price that she bought them for me :) The gorgeous necklace was a gift from my friend Deborah. Who knew it would match perfectly with the shoes?

Is this a fail? I say NAY!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Keep On Trucking...

As you know, 2nd hand stores are my out when buying clothes. So many clothes are made in China, Vietnam & Guatemala - even the All American Levis brand (although I've been told some are made here). And... just when you think you've found a brand that is made in the U.S.A. (my Ninety slacks from my last blog) you check the label on a different pair, just to be sure; and, same brand, different style...made in Vietnam!

Headed to Buffalo Exchange again for a pair of jeans, which I've been looking for for about a month now, and found an awesome pair for $7.00. And look how long they are!(yes, those are 5" heels)

Bought 'em then checked the label once I was home....
Gotta love it!

Find yourself a pair, and Keep on Trucking