Budget Haul: $20 at a Yard-Sale



This past weekend, I was able to find some amazing treasures. I had a lot of fun going to yard sales with my friends Kara and Keely. I learned quickly that the correct term in North Dakota is rummage sale. 🙂 I also found a couple of finds at the Free Digger Sale at the Seeds of Hope thrift shop.

And for twenty bucks, I got all of this! Here is the break down for the clothing:

  • Long black tunic: $0.75, yard sale’d (Fishbowl)
  • Black shrug – $3,  yard sale’d (Limited)
  • Gray and black waffle shirt -$0.50, yard sale’d (New Boundaries)
  • Peach button-down shirt $0.75, yard sale’d (Faded Glory)
  • Mint button down shirt:$0.75, yard sale’d (J. Crew )
  • Blue striped button-down shirt: $0.75, yard sale’d (Ralph Lauren)
  • Ivory button down shirt – $1.50, yard sale’d (Ruff Hewn )
  • Peach, sparrow motif sweater –  $1.50, yard sale’d (unknown, tag ripped out)
  • Mint skinny jeans -$2, yard sale’d (YMI)
  • Denim skinny jeans – $1, yard sale’d (Blue Spice)
  • Denim boot cut jeans -$0.25, yard sale’d (Arizona)
  • Faux leather leggings -$3, yard sale’d (Teenage Runway)
  • Velvet scarf hanger -$1, yard sale’d
  • Green peace sign scarf -$0.50, yard sale’d
  • Brown Cinch Belt -free , yard sale’d

(No pictures of outfits today. I’ll feature them in a future post.)

As you can tell, I was definitely in a button-down shirt kind of mood. Hints of fall are already here in Bismarck, and I feel the need to wear long button-downs, sweaters and tunics with my skinny jeans. Pair them with a cup of hot cocoa, and life is perfect. 🙂

Another funny thing….I don’t know how I do it, but every time I come home with clothing from thrift shops, flea markets and rummage sales, I manage to choose them in a matching color scheme. I don’t even choose the colors consciously. It just… happens. I guess my brain likes color coordination. 🙂


Also, I found some other awesome treasures. Here the breakdown:

  • 180 page Notebook, free, yard sale’d
  • Fortune cookie greeting card, free, yard sale’d
  • Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gailbraith, a.k.a. J.K. Rowling: $2, yard sale’d —One of my favorite books. It’s dark and a little gritty, but that’s how I like my mystery novels!!
  • 7 Fragrance samples  -$1, yard-saled (Chloe, Romance de Provence by Catherine Malandrino, Clean Cool Cotton, Tocca Florence, Girl by Pherrell Williams,  Vera Bradley Apple Berry Champagne, and Mystic Pearl by Raw Spirit)
  • 2 decorative glass bowls -free, thrifted, Seeds of Hope
  • Red photo gift box -free, yard sale’d
  • Light house print -free, yard sale’d

Twenty dollars can go a lot farther than you think! 🙂



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