The websites were asking close to $100 for a dress. We've set money aside and could afford to do that but really preferred to use that money for other things, so we headed to our favorite thrift shop--the Salvation Army Boutique in Tigard.
We both felt like we hit the jackpot today. They were having a 30% off sale on their already super inexpensive clothes. We walked away with $63 worth of clothing and accessories (four skirts, four shirts, two blazers, and two necklaces). Here's a little sneak peek....
|We ran across this blazer, which she might not need, but it fit her so perfectly. The skirt came from a friend. Thanks, Paige! It will go with every shirt she will take. Nice to be able to mix and match.|
|Here's the same outfit without the blazer.|
|I loved this shirt and the skirt can be interchanged with a couple different shirts.|
|This is a shirt that #1 already owned.|
|This shirt and jacket won't go with #1. We're still looking for the right blouse to go with this skirt.|
We've been advised on a number of things about her mission. One is that laundry is done by hand and air dried. We've also been told that there are some wonderful seamstresses in the Philippines, so she can buy fabric there really inexpensively and take the fabric along with a favorite article of clothing and ask someone to design and create a garment for her. I love this idea and hope she'll take advantage of that while she's there.