Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Take that, Walmart!

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Top: George—yes, as in Walmart/Goodwill ($3), Lace undershirt: Clothes-swap ($0), Skirt: J. Crew/GW ($4), Belt: GW ($1), Shoes: Payless/GW ($3), Leather bracelet: Made by moi, Green Bracelet: GW ($1), Bag: A gift from Italy from my sweet mama.

TOTAL: $12

When I’m Goodwill trolling, I usually stay pretty open-minded about brand-names. As long as they’re cute/decently made, I don’t care what the tag on an item I really like says. 

Except for Walmart brands. There I draw the line.

There’s just something a little insulting about paying $4 for a used shirt that probably only ever cost $8 and will likely fall apart after two gentle cycles.

But I remember this shirt.  I remember liking its indigo and white floral frilliness when I spotted it from two aisles away where I was busy thumping watermelons. (Where else but Walmart could this even happen?)

I also remember disliking the $22 (*choke*) price tag.

Until I stumbled across this little beauty in my size at Goodwill for a piddling $2.29, and my never-buy-Walmart-brands rule took a backseat to my love of ruffles, graphic floral prints, and covered buttons. 

At 90% off the Walmart price, I’m shouting it from the rooftops: “I’m wearing Geeeeeeoooorge!”

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