Classy Date Night Outfit From Value Village
Over the past few weeks, I’ve realized that even though life has molded me into a… well, I want to say, more responsible and wise adult lol, some things just never change --- and that’s my skills in thrift shopping. Ladies and gents, IT. STILL. WORKS. My husband and I just celebrated our second wedding anniversary and I needed an outfit for our anniversary date. So just for fun, I went to a thrift shop here in Canada called Value Village and challenged myself in styling a glam date night outfit. I’m really happy on what I’ve come up with and you guys…. You’ll be shocked to find out how much I spent on this look!
I’m not new to thrift shopping. In fact, I used to go thrift shopping back in my college days, to the point where majority of my clothes were from preloved and vintage shops. Purchasing chic and signature clothes in a very low price used to be one of my fashion achievements. I’m also very fussy on buying clothes in retail stores cause sometimes, their clothes can be too predictable, a little boring yet very pricey. I stopped going to thrift shops for a time, particularly when I migrated to Canada. Things started to change and because I also started gaining weight, I got a little skeptical to go as I thought I won’t see anything that would fit me. But guess what? I was proven wrong.
I went to our local thrift shop without knowing what to expect. I immediately went to their dress section and was so happy to see that they have sizes from 0 to 18. I also noticed that they have a lot of unique, vintage dresses on display so I was definitely a happy camper.
I saw this cute red tube dress and instantly fell in love with it. I don’t really own a red dress yet and for me, a red dress is very classic and is always a good idea for date nights. It was originally from Suzy Shier and while I can’t find the dress on their website anymore, Value Village’s retail price was only at $12. I know that this is already going to be my dress for our anniversary date and all I need is a coat or blazer of some sort to cover it up.
I was in awe when I saw their wide selection of coats and blazers. I’ve seen some of the items on display in-store and online, and they're sold almost, if not over, half the original price. I spotted this Laura Plus’ blazer which I think looks good with the dress. The blazer is larger for my size though but I didn’t find it as a big deal as my idea was to drape the blazer over my shoulder. The blazer was only $13.
I added a little bit more details using my own accessories and wore my own shoes but buying the dress and the blazer alone only cost me $25. Yes, you heard it right! And I am just as shocked as you are.
All in all, I think my thrift shopping experience at Value Village turned out to be a success. I will definitely come back, especially in the fall to look for more blazers and coats. In my head, I’m already planning for my next thrift shopping trip!
Are you a fan of thrift shopping? What are your favorite local and online thrift shops? Share your ideas in the comments below!