Friday, October 19, 2012

I have "new" boots!

Took the younger children and teenagers friend from the Frankford area down to Belleville for the day of shopping and just doing something different. We made a picnic lunch and snacks before leaving. The weather was a nice fallish. Warmer weather at present but the sun only decided to peek through now and again.

Our first stop was Value Village ( new-to-you shop). The Belleville one is bigger and better priced then in our near by city. My friend tells me this is because of the Sears Warehouse there which keeps the prices lower. I was disorientated in there at first because the isles are very long and narrow. Hard to get a cart with kids in down the aisles. Once I got going it was okay. I really am out of my comfort zone shopping.

We were looking for a fancy dress for the teenagers for there formal dance tomorrow night. It didn't take my daughter long to find two dresses. Both look really good on her. I made her decided and she went with the more expensive one at $12.99. It is a 1940 style and she is going to put her (heavy) hair up and wear red lipstick. Oh the dress is red!

I was looking at winter coats for the youngest as the zipper has gone on hers and we all know how long it takes to fix that? Well in case you don't know, an hour to tear the zipper out and about an hour to put  a new one in....if all goes well. Then the cost of a new zipper. I used jacket was the solution, but there was none her size. Tons for the next size up!
Then I found the shoe department. What I didn't expect to find were all the boots! The ones on the left are Tender Tootsies. I got them for $9.99. They have never been worn. Still have the stickers on the bottom, untouched. perfect for shopping in the snowy weather. The tall ones I had to chew my lips over. I liked them but did I need two pair of boots. These are not 'keep your feet warm' boots, but stylish under my many kilts! They have been used but hardly. I paid $14.99 for them. Now that I have them home I am thrilled with my purchases. I had banked $100. for new boots and got two pair for $25.00.

Feeling good I bought the little ones a game for $5. and teenager clip on earrings which cost as much as the dress. She will look adorable.

Just had to share my excitement.

7 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

well done on those bargains.....

Gill

Tina Leigh said...

Wow! You did good! Hit the jack pot!

Buttons said...

I love that value village and you are right it is cheaper. I could have drove down to meet you there:) B

simplicityinthemaking said...

Would have loved to have seen you Buttons. Can't say I enjoyed the store, but then I hate shopping.

Janet said...

You did really well ! I love shopping at thrift stores. You never know what you'll find.

Jane and Chris said...

Those boots look just the ticket!
Jane x

Margo said...

wonderful! It's hard to find shoes in my size, so I love a bargain! I'm shopping a bit for boots, too.