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In the sunny weather, I need to keep my eyes protected and my adorable Lilly Pulitzer sunglasses will keep me shaded in style. These were my find of the day at Austin's Buffalo Exchange where I picked them up for $12.50. I love the brown/pink color scheme and gold embellishments.
When I'm on vacation, I like carrying a small bag instead of my usual teacher-friendly gigantic one. This faux animal print bag by Nine West (don't worry, it's all man-made materials) totally fits my bills (literally!) for a springy, lightweight bag. With just enough room for my wallet, phone, camera, keys, and lip gloss, it carries everything a girl really needs. The best part? I found it at Goodwill for $5.99.
Finally, on my spring break reading list is American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis for my contemporary novel class. I read this book for fun during college and loved it. Disturbing, unstoppably funny, and powerful, Ellis does not write for those with weak stomachs, but he does manage to create a fascinating serial killing, neurotic, well, psycho, and if you can get past the blood and gore, this one is worth a read. I picked it up at a used book store, Half Price Books, for $7.50.
All in all, I spent $32.00, but when I found what these items cost new, I really felt savvy:
Bikini Top- $38.00
Bikini Bottom- $15.00
I Spent: $32.00
Money Saved: $245.00
and that's enough to fund all my vacation entertainment and dining for the week!
I hope you score your own thrifty finds. After a long day of shopping check out music by Grace London. This 11 year-old girl's covers of Jack White songs send chills down my spine. She was the winner of the youth competition at Old Settler's Music Festival, and her performance was one of the highlights of the festival. You won't have to spend a dime because you can hear all of her music on her youtube channel for free :)
Here's to deals!
<3 Stacy, Lola & Zoe