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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Plato's Closet

If you've never been to a Plato's Closet then stop reading this post, check their website for the nearest location and get your booty there! I first discovered Plato's Closet in College Station while I was in college and lo and behold, they have made their way to Austin. For those of you unfamiliar, Plato's Closet is a consignment store that sells everything from BCBG, J Crew, Forever 21, American Eagle to Target for pennies on their original dollar price. Check out their website here. Oh and if you're an entrepreneur, turns out you can franchise your own Plato's closet, who knew.

So on to the good stuff. This past Saturday I had plans to try on a couple bridesmaid's dresses at Alfred Angelo for my bestie's wedding in January (might I add I am SO excited to be her MOH....and no I will not use the phrase matron of honor...that makes me sound like a shriveled up raisin face). Anyway, I had NO idea there was a Plato's Closet in the same shopping center and only heard about the Austin locations on the radio. I thought I'd pop in just to check it out and an hour later, I left with deals of a lifetime...

I am in no way a "fashionista" but I love love love clothes. I have too many pair of jeans (and wear the same one all the time) and could wear a different sundress every single day of the year. Here's the catch, our house was built in the 50's and the closet is microscopic. My precious clothes are hidden in dressers (which is why I tend to repeatedly wear the same clothes) and the closet houses some of my dresses and shoes. It's really sad if you think about it. I constantly tell myself I don't need more clothes but when you score deals like I did, how can you resist? Up front there was a sign telling me that tags with a red star were an additional 50% off so where did I spend my time? Sale rack duh!

They practically paid me to take this stuff out of the store!! I am the biggest deal chaser and I am lucky that my hubby also refuses to buy clothes/shoes if they are NOT on sale. I love sharing money saving tips with my pals and knew I had to share my Plato's Closet finds and thanks to my photog hubby, here they are. You will die...

I love this adorable top! I despise wearing pants and much prefer dresses and skirts which gets tough in the winter. I figured this would look so cute with leggings (pictured) or skinny jeans (I was way too lazy to go put on jeans). Same with the top below.

Notice the hairstyle change...I was trying to mix up my look to keep my hubby engaged (not really, I was getting fed up with my thin ass hair, this weather does nothing for me!)

Jagermeister? Yeah baby! If you're friends with me on FB then you have seen multiple random mobile uploads of my husband wearing his favorite Jagermeister cut off T so this was a MUST have. 

You stay classy Jon Hart

For $2.50 this will make a perfect summer date night food baby shirt!

I've never been a tube top person but how cute is this one? Oh and the brand is Southpole...gangsta

Probably my favorite buy! Originally from Old Navy, the peace sign is beaded and bedazzled, just what every grown up needs! This is so going to be a work shirt with a cute skirt and flats.

A winter dress!! Like I said above, I am not a big fan of wearing pants/jeans which is tough in the winter. I have the perfect Steve Madden boots to go with this XXI dress.

Another winter dress and I am absolutely in love with it. It actually turns out that it is a maternity dress (go ahead and laugh) but holy hell it is super comfortable and come on, who doesn't gain a few L-Bs during the winter. I have to admit this is not my 1st maternity dress lol! I bought one on accident from Target and I wear it all the time.

This dress is kind of hard to figure out but it is super cute and almost punk-like. The original tag was still attached and for those of you fashion forward people, it was made by Ted Baker and priced at $175!! Sorry Mr. Baker but I've spent more on a sandwich then what I paid for this dress. 

Here is my $5 sex pot dress. I am so in love with this thing so someone please invite me to their fancy wedding or cocktail party so I can wear this. The back is adorable too!

$2 can barely buy you a double cheeseburger or it can buy you this cutie shirt. I was too lazy to put on an undershirt and take a pic (it is sheer and I didn't want to give a peep show). I have a similar shirt I got from Target a couple months ago and I love how comfortable it is!

Last but not least, I bought this lovely shirt for my fashionable mom (sorry I only spent $3.50 on ya ma but I had to share). Since my mom wasn't around to take a pic, Ernie was my stand in model. My mom looks so great in tops like this.

So there ya have it. $50 at Plato's Closet can buy you more clothes than you know what to do with. My purchases are currently in the dirty clothes bin and I plan on keeping them there a while until I figure out how I will fit one more thing into my closet. 

Oh and men! Plato's Closet has guys stuff too! I felt bad because I didn't buy Jon anything (after combing through the sale rack for a good half hour, my arms were tired) but I did buy him a pair of cool swim trunks for $15 from Marshalls....another great store for amazing deals!


Rachel said...

how fun! def gunna have to check to see if there is one near me or near where I travel! super cute finds!!

Kristen Thornburg said...

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Plato's closet!! I need to go there for some summer clothes. I am in desperate need! Thanks for reminding me ... I forget about certain stores if I haven't gone in a while, ya know?

Claire Beeks said...

You are so cute!! Great taste in clothes might I add...My mom would be all over that peace sign shirt! I love all of the tops, dresses! Oh...and I buy maternity too (on accident) hehe from Target. And...I wore a Jager shirt to the gym this morning...keeping the dirty-D (Dekalb) class-less as usual

Unknown said...

We had a GREAT plato's closet in Athens, where I went to school. (go dawgs!)
But unfortunately the one here in Nashville is shady. Boo.
Great finds! Congrats!

Jennifer of Deviant Tart said...

I LOVE Plato's Closet! It's one of my favorite stores. I like to shop at thrift stores, because you never know what you can find, but Plato's Closet is like a super NICE thrift store.
Looks like you got some really great stuff!

Now I really wanna


Anonymous said...

You got some great finds! I wish that I had a Plato's Closet near me! You're right, it's as if they were paying you to take the stuff out of the store :)

Laura said...

oooo, we have one here! I've been meaning to go! I just realized you are in Austin...I'm in San Antonio. By the way, pretty sure anything would look cute on you, just saying

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