Gift cards and gift certificates may not be the most personalized gifts one can receive for Christmas or birthdays but they are probably one of a few practical ones. I personally love receiving them. I do appreciate any types of gifts but sometimes when people don’t know what you really want, they end up sitting in the closet unused.
A couple of my favorite gifts last Christmas were gift certificates from Crossroads Trading Co. and Village Hat Shop. Since I’ve been bombarded with so much work during the holidays I didn’t get the chance to spend them until yesterday. So, as soon as I got the time…off I went to Crossroads. This place buys and sells used clothing. They are a few steps higher than goodwill stores and there are plenty of fashionable clothes and accessories to choose from if you have the time and patience to look for them.
One of the four items I found is this coat for $15.00. ↓
Today, I drove down to Old Sac to visit Village Hat Shop hoping to find the hat that I’ve been wanting to purchase (posted here). Unfortunately, it was no longer available. I was like a mad dog trying on one cool hat to another. Finally, this red hat seemed too hot for me to resist. ↓
It still feels like christmas to me…running around…shopping… without spending anything! I’m a happy camper! I’m that easy to please 🙂
It’s one of my close friends, Cathy’s birthday a week ago but because it’s always hard to find time that works for everybody, we didn’t get to celebrate it ’til yesterday. We had lunch at Il Fornaio Italian Restaurant and did our post black friday shopping at the Galleria Mall. One of my friends just love to play a photographer every time we go out and here’s some pictures of me she took and what I wore.
I got this blue floral dress at Macy’s for $10.00! It’s so feminine and I love it’s sheer chiffon fabric.
This is the blazer I got at a thrift store for $5.00 which was shown here
I was wearing:
dress: Macy’s ($10.00)
blazer: thrifted ($5.00)
boots: Franco Sarto via Nordstrom Rack
bag: Deux Lux via Marshalls ( previously shown here)
ring: TJ Maxx
knee socks: Ross
Nothing much exciting going on in the household today except for football which I am not a big fan of. Since I promised to show the stuff that I purchased from the thrift store last week, I have to bug my football maniac husband to take some photos of them. Deseret Industries is the name of the thrift store where I went to. This place is huge and very organize. They sell pretty much anything.
I should say, it was a very interesting place to shop. Will I do it again? Possibly…. 🙂
I bought this green American Eagle Outfitters skirt for $2.00!
More items I treasured ↓
I bought this floral skirt for $5.00. I love the colors on it and it fits well.
I can’t wait to wear this blazer ($5.00) over a dress…
↑ also for $5.00
What I’m wearing:
skirt: thrifted/ american eagle outfitters ($2.00)
necklace: from Carmel, CA (abalone shell)
boots: michael shannon via marshalls