Consignment Finds – Frugal Novice

Consignment Finds

I found some bargains last night at a local consignment sale. I consigned a few items, but decided not to use my consignor’s pass to shop early on the first day of the sale. Instead, I waited and went last night to the half-price sale. I have definitely changed since having children. Pre-kids, I would have been first in line to go in the doors, but now I’m in that “mom” rut of not shopping for myself as much. Shopping for the kiddos is much more appealing!

I had to snag a photo of their storefront window on my phone so I could share it with you – how adorable is this?

Anyway, back to half-price night – stock had definitely dwindled from how much there was when I dropped off my items to sell, but there was still a decent amount to look through. I wound up spending a whopping $14.08 (including tax) and got four things:

White button-up shirt from Old Navy – $4.00. I have to admit I already own a red printed shirt in this same exact style. I love it, though!

Pink striped sweater with 3/4 length sleeves – $3.50. I honestly just like this, I don’t love it, but I know I’ll get a lot of good use out of it for work.

Silver earrings – $2.50. I love how simple they are. I’ll wear these a lot, I’m sure!

Brown leather bracelet from Fossil – $3.00. I’m a sucker for bracelets, and wear them all the time.

Not too shabby, especially considering that my red printed shirt I mentioned cost $9.99 when I bought it on clearance at Old Navy. It was nice, too, to go shopping with the sole intention of finding something for myself.

As moms, we’re so often in the mode of thinking about our kids – which is great, and how we should be, but I think it’s important to find little ways to treat yourself, too,  no matter what size budget you’re working with. Whether that means finding time to go on a walk and have some quiet time, grabbing a large sweet tea to take with you while you run errands (I do this sometimes), or going to get a pedicure with a friend, little things like this help remind us that we’re not just moms. What do you do to treat yourself?

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  • Amanda March 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I LOVE those earrings! O.o

    Seriously – you better watch out the next time I come to visit you… ;)
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..[In]Fertility Update: Back in the Saddle =-.

  • Charla March 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    How exciting! I love the style of the Old Navy shirt, and wow, nice silver earrings for just $2.50! That kind of shopping is so much fun. And so much fun to share with people who really appreciate that kind of shopping. :)
    (I found a couple of bargains I took pictures of but haven’t written about yet. This reminds me that I need to do that.)
    .-= Charla´s last blog ..Breakfast, Lunch & Supper =-.

  • Jess @ This Frugal Life March 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    The dress in the window is gorgeous!!! Makes me want to ride my bike hehe :) Love the earrings you snagged – perfect for wearing with just about anything!
    .-= Jess @ This Frugal Life´s last blog ..CVS Deals 3/28 – 4/3 =-.

  • Kristen March 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I love those earings and the bracelet! Too cute!

    Before having kids, I was all about pampering myself. Hair, nails & toes were ALWAYS done. I always had on new clothing…and I LOVE shoes! I had been in a rut for a bit now, but within the last 2 months I’ve come completely out of it and am back to pampering myself!

    Just got my hair cut (2nd time in 8 weeks!!!) Pedicure (I’m getting another one next week), and I’ve been buying some new clothes. I’ve gotten myself some new shoes (a few pairs, actually) and a few new purses too! Mamma is back to lookin’ HOT!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Things a 3 1/2 year old says =-.

  • Rayanne March 28, 2010 at 8:54 am

    So glad you stopped by….don’t you just love Texas blogging gals!! That was a good idea, gettin all us Texas gals together.
    Cute blog you have, and hey, thanks for following, I’ll do the same.
    So nive to meet you!
    .-= Rayanne´s last blog ..Love Pies =-.

    • Christi March 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Rayanne!