Dress: H & M 
Top: INC (my favorite brand, usually buy INC items from Macy's. But this proved to be SO MUCH cheaper). 

Dress: Lux
Beaded fabric: Can be worn as scarf, belt, headband...

Reversible coat (no tags), brand unknown. got from Buffalo Exchange for $1.
Red, yellow, orange vintage dress, for $8.

This is the dress that I've been looking for forever! I was shocked to find this in BE. It has no tags, however, when I tried it out it fit me perfectly. Added bonus: the fringe hides any and all minor bulges on the body. SEXY!! I can't wait to wear this.

Close up on fringe dress.

Penthouse architectural heel espadrilles. Very very difficult to walk in because of the six inch heel height. Simply couldn't resist getting them. 
Psst: If you can make out the size of these sandals, please don't judge!! I have big feet. Heh heh. Normally wear a 9 and a half, but with designer brands I go up half a size.

Steve Madden gold sandals. got for $1. 

Jessica Simpson wedges: Five inch height but very comfortable. Got for $14.

Staccato tuxedo blazer. A bit crumpled but nothing I can't fix. Again, $1. What should I wear it with??? Jeans, a skirt, pants, or over a sundress? So many possibilities .

As a first timer, I went to the buffalo exchange in Dallas for the recent $1 sale they had in celebration of Earth Day; all proceeds from Dollar Day Sale benefit The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization. They also were taking donations of used fur items from people to be used as bedding etc. for animals that are sick or injured.

I wasn't ready for the kind'a items that you could get your hands on for $1 (yes, ONE dollar!). They had designer jeans, coats, jackets, vintage clothing for both men and women and SHOES. I got there just in time for the shop to open and joined the throngs of other people waiting on the sidewalk near the store. Finally the door opened and associates brought out boxes full of items and placed them on the sidewalk. And then people just RAN there.
Exactly one minute later, the boxes were empty and the rest of us hadn't even looked at what was available.
After 30 minutes, the associates brought out some more boxes. This time, yours truly was ready and waiting for this to happen. I ran to the nearest box, GRABBED items that I could. Later on, I sorted them out, kept what I wanted and put the remaining items back in the box(es). I saw the other customers doing this as well. Once people put back the items they did not want, those were taken in a moment by those who wanted them. Heh heh, One person's trash is another's treasure, so to speak!
This happened several times at regular intervals of half an hour or so. At the end of the sale, I had gotten hold of several pieces of jewelry, a couple of dresses and tops, few shirts for the hubby, Steve Madden shoes, a clutch and a purse.
Then I paid a GRAND TOTAL of $18 for all the loot!! AMAZING.

After this, we went inside the store where they had neatly hanging gently used clothing in all sizes (though a majority of them are in a size "small" you will be able to find some items that you like in your size). They also had neatly displayed shoes (designer included), purses, scarves, jewelry etc. Here, I scored a pair of Penthouse high heels (espadrilles actually), Jessica Simpson wedges (5 inch), a fringe dress (that I was looking for for a while) among other things. The items are very modestly priced (considering some of them are designer labels).
They also have several Forever 21, H&M type of items that are at most a season late and definitely wearable.

Tips for successful shopping for the $1 sale:

Bring a friend: You will need a friend to hold your stuff when you’re running to grab items from the boxes before the other customers take them all! Then return the favor to your friend. Do this till the end of the sale.

Wear comfortable shoes: There is NO CHANCE that you will be able to find a parking spot anywhere near the store. Be prepared. Wear sensible shoes. You’ll have to walk a few blocks to get to the store.

First grab then sort: DON”T try to decide whether you want an item while it is still sitting in the box on the side walk. It will be taken out of your hands by someone else. First grab whatever items that catch your fancy, then once the boxes are empty, sort out the loot. Keep what you like, based on whether it is your size or not, then return the remaining items into the same box that you took it from. Also, keep an eye on what other customers are returning. You may find something you LOVE that is impatiently waiting in the box for you to come claim it. Remember one person’s trash is another’s treasure!

Get cash: For the $1 sale they do not accept credit or debit cards (although, inside the store they do). Keep cash handy so that you don’t have to run to the nearest gas station (like I did!) to withdraw cash from an ATM.

Stand next to a group of friends: This way you will be able to get your paws on whatever the group chooses to discard.

Have fun shopping: If you go with a group of your own friends, while you’re waiting for half an hour for the store associates to replenish items, split the group in two and while one half waits with the items you all have scored the other half can go get coffee or a quick bite and be back for the next round of shopping. Then alternate with the other half the next round.
What do you think of this place? Do you shop there? If not, would like to go there now???

PS: Pictures of my loot coming soon!!

Pants: INC studded pants, Macy's
Top: Style & co. striped bow top, Macy's
Sandals: Bandolino, Belk
Shades: Dolce and Gabbana, large "DG" logo shades
Necklace: Orange stone and pearl necklace, vintage
Bracelet: Red bracelet, vintage
Watch: Rado

Jumpsuit: Satin jumpsuit, JCP
Booties: Lace up ankle booties, Payless
Necklace: Pearl multi stranded necklace, vintage, Buffalo Exchange $1 sale.
Shades: Versace

Something about red lipstick and pearls screams glamour. I'm having fun here!!

Dress: Ruffled black dress INC
Tights: Red tights, Kohl's
Boots: Black slouchy boots, shoebuy.com
Chain necklace: JCP
Bracelet: Vintage
Watch: Rado
Shades: Versace
Bag: Juicy couture

I'm going for one last mostly black look before the summer is officially here. I'm loving the red tights and the chain jewelery. Red lipstick as usual. What do you think??? Hmm

Top: Style & Company, Macy's
Skirt: INC ruffle skirt, Macy's
Leggings: Splattered jean look leggings, Agaci
Shoes: Brown peep toes with floral detail, shoebuy.com
Shades: Dolce & Gabbana, cream.

Dress: Black and white striped dress, from Belk
Sandals: Tall gladiator sandals, from ???
Shades: Dolce and Gabbana, in cream
Pendant: Gift

Dress: White lace "petaled" dress, from Belk
Shades: Dolce & Gabbana in black
Shoes: White cork heel peep toes, from Payless
Head band: Cream lace large bow head band, from Charming Charlie
Pendant: Amethyst, blue topaz and moonstone pendant, gift.
Swing jacket: Yellow. From JCP.
Bag: Pink & Black metal handle purse, gift from sister-in-law (thank you!)

The location I took these pics is near my house. Every time I go for a walk, I always stop here to look at the pond and it's sparkling water. Occasionally, there are some ducks and cranes here, especially in summer. For today's post I thought of this place to snap pics at, and here I am. All I want is a picnic basket!

Lace leggings: Forever 21
Dress: Style and Company, Macy's
Bag: Guess
Sandals: Bandolino jewel strap, from Belk
Choker: International Gem Show in Dallas.

The choker I"m wearing is something I picked up in my recent shopping trip to the Int'l gem show (which arrives about twice a year here in Dallas). It is made of titanium and can be twisted, stretched into any shape. And then, at the end of  the day when I take it off, one tug and it's back to it's straight shape. I LOVE it!!!!

The first four pics in this post (same position, taken at different levels of zoom) remind me of how insignificant we are in the grand scenario. As we open our minds to look at things from a larger perspective, the original thing we were looking at looks so tiny. Ah...

Leather leggings: Forever 21
Gray tiered short dress: INC, Macy's
Shoes: Anne Klein
Shades: Versace

The husband and I just washed the car and decided to have some fun taking pictures with it. Photos today are courtesy of dear hubby! :P

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