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Last Thursday I went shopping at the mall, something I rarely do. I had a $20 mall gift card from a student last year, and a $25 Old Navy gift card from a student two years ago. I spent $8 at Borders on a set of 3 small Moleskine Cahier notebooks, the pocket-sized ones. I'm obsessed with these little wonders. I adore blank books but never write in them. I plan to tote one of these in my purse or my pocket to scribble revelations, epiphanies, or snippets of overheard conversation.

Then I went to Old Navy and spent $42.16. This is what I bought:
  • 2 tank tops, one purple and one black
  • 1 light blue camisole with lace edging
  • 1 black knit skirt

On Saturday I went to $1 clothing day at St. Vinnie's and also a church rummage sale around the corner. I spent $22. This is what I bought
  • 2 dresses
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 skirt
  • 1 hat
  • 17 shirts (including a lovely black knit Chico's tank)
  • 14 books
  • 2 puzzles
  • 1 file book full of Pokemon cards
  • 1 purse

This is why I shop recycled, at thrift stores and rummage sales.


sulu-design said…
Amen! I love these posts of yours.

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