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Look Like a Million for $2.50

Whenever I shop, be it retail or thrift, I always have my eyes open for a great deal on formal wear. If you wait until you get an invitation, you have limited time to shop and will likely spend top-dollar.

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This past summer the local church thrift shop had a half-price sale. Dresses are usually $5, so the lovely brown dress I bought was only $2.50. It even had the dry-cleaner's bag on it. I had no place to wear it, but it fit so well and the price was so low that I bought it anyway. I already had a gold bag purchased for next to nothing, but needed gold shoes. A few weeks later, a thrift store chain opened up a branch near me. If you downloaded their app, you got a $10 credit. I went on a half-price day, and found a brand new pair of gold shoes for $19.99. Since it was half-price day, they were marked down to $10, and I used my credit.

My husband's company merged with a new firm. For the first time since he has ever worked, there is going to be a fancy Christmas party at an exclusive country club. I will happily wear my $2.50 outfit, and no one will be the wiser!

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December 19, 20150 found this helpful
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The party was so much fun! Here are some pictures of the entire outfit.

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December 4, 20150 found this helpful

What a great story! I'm so happy for you.

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It pays to think ahead, doesn't it! I hope you have a wonderful time at the party.

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December 4, 20150 found this helpful

So smart and the outfit looks dynamite! I hope you post a picture of the whole ensemble when you go to the fancy party.

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December 5, 20150 found this helpful

Now that is something to be proud of. Awesome outfit, too! Enjoy! :)

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December 6, 20150 found this helpful

Stunned and Amazed! That's how I feel after reading this! What an extraordinarily great piece of advice backed up by visuals. Hope you have an awesome time!

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December 10, 20150 found this helpful

Now THAT'S the way to beat the high price of looking fantastic!!
Have a great time at the shindig!!

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December 13, 20150 found this helpful

What a great looking outfit for next to nothing in cost ... post the whole outfit [if you can] I would love to see it also. Either way GOOD FOR YOU, YOU DID A GREAT JOB!

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December 15, 20150 found this helpful

Yea! A woman after my own heart! Good job!

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December 19, 20150 found this helpful

Isn't it a fantastic feeling to make such a score?? And you look so beautiful in the outfit!

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December 30, 20150 found this helpful

That's wonderful! Very cute and sophisticated. :)

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