thrifty thursday denim jacket

I’ve been looking for a denim jacket for a long time. I wanted it to be dark denim, slightly tapered at the waist and long enough to reach my hips. Yeah, pretty specific. I tried on too many to count. Then one day at a garage sale with mostly kids’ clothes, I spied this on a rack for adults. It was a little big, but met all of my requirements. And it only cost $5. After Korinne assured me that it looked cute with the sleeves rolled up a bit, I was sold.

I brought it home and ran it through the washer and dryer. You know what? I really think this was practically new. It shrunk just a little bit and now I don’t have to shorten the sleeves. I’m not a huge fan of the faded spots, but they are a lot less obvious when I’m wearing it. I even kind of like the applique.

thrifting: If the three most important words in real estate are location, location and location, then the three most important words in thrifting are patience, patience, and patience.

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3 Responses to thrifty thursday: denim jacket

  1. Julie, you are so right about patience, patience, patience! I have been checking my local shops for red yard — like christmas red yarn, just a worsted weight acrylic — I don’t need much, but red seems to be in extremely short supply, I guess I will just have to keep checking back…

  2. Korinne says:

    That was an awesome sale, I wish I’d had more of a budget to work with. I got the most fabulous pair of jeans, sadly they are a bit small (maybe they’ll fit in a few months).

  3. Great jacket. I bet you wear it all the time!