Have you ever thought of going to a Consignment (or Thrift) Store on vacation? Well, daughter forgot to take a belt with us on vacation so we looked up the local thrift stores. There was a Goodwill (farther away) and a consignment store a few blocks from the condo we had rented.
Before we went I realized the long sleeve denim shirt I had brought for a cover up was making me too hot so I was hoping to find a dress type item that would work as a cover up (then I would not need to wear the denim shorts either).
So we went to Rainbow Attic in Kihei, Maui.
Daughter found a belt for $6.00 (decent price considering we were in Hawaii and not in a big town) and I looked at the dress type items. There was a few sleeveless dresses in the $10 to $20 range that I tried on. One was huge, another was too long (to the ground) and the one priced $20 fit nicely (over my swimsuit) and came to just below my knees. I had to debate if I wanted to spend $20 for, but finally decided it was better than everything else so it left with us.
What I didn’t know until later was the dress brand ‘Tommy Bahama’ was a NAME brand since there was a store in the Shops at Wailea (expensive shopping center). And, I didn’t know until now that their dress start at $88 on their website.
So, we have multiple photos of me in my ‘bargain’ dress, I spent about 5 days wearing the dress over my swimsuits and I was definitely cooler walking around in it (the last day I had to wear a shirt and short as a cover up since the dress went lower in the back and my upper back was starting to get toasted from snorkeling).
Now, I have a fun dress to wear around home in the summer also.
What bargain have you found lately? – H