How many times have had an upcoming date but “nothing to wear”? If you’re like me, you probably have a ton of choices in your closet but in that moment nothing seems suitable for date night. So what’s the next stop? Shopping. But where to go? The thrift store! The thrift store? Yes honey, the thrift store. Are there plus size options available at the thrift store? Why of course there are. There is a way to slay smart.
My fellow blogger gals, Char from Plussizebeausion, Veronica from Houseofamparo, and Genevieve from Lagosdaysparisnights and I decided to get together and challenge ourselves to come up with a thrifted date night look.
Now if you are a thrifter then you know there are some hidden gems to be found in the thrift store. If you’re not, then let me give you a little insight. I’ve purchased a Vera Bradley weekender bag for $20, Lane Bryant and Eloquii outfits for under $5, and even a pair of Jessica Simpson shoes originally priced for $80 for $5! While the deals are great I can understand why some may feel like it’s too daunting to go to a thrift store and sift through racks and racks of clothing, but the silver lining is that you can save yourself an average of 77% on cost when purchasing from the thrifts store (disclosure: that figure of 77% is a figure I just pulled from my brain because I actually like that number, but I’m sure most of the time you can save around that much).
Like any other day, I like to curate looks that reflect my personal style and push me to keep stepping outside of my box. So I went to my local thrift store and browsed through what they had for about 43 minutes before selecting someone’s granny’s house dress. Why do I call it that? Because I have seen someone’s granny wear a similar dress. I was also able to find a clutch to match. I added a few things from my closet and was able to create an outfit after spending under $15!
Although the wind wanted to steal my greatness, check out the look below and tell me about your experience with the thrift store whether it’s dressing for date night or just a night out!
shoes: Lane Bryant