I am employed fulltime in an occupation which does not allow me much creativity therefore this site allows me to escape and create! I am also married and the mother of 4 teenagers and love fashions and interior decorating.
On a social worker salary and with 4 kids who want and need constantly, there is not a lot of cash leftover for shopping! But I am resourceful! Here in Canada we have a chain of thrift stores called Value Village. I prefer to call it V V Boutique. I buy the majority of my clothes there. They have many designer labels and I always manage to find something each time I shop there. Most items are under $10. You need to be very patient to shop there, sifting through lots of clothes to find a few gems. Also you must try on because despite the sizes they may have been altered. When people ask me where my clothes come from generally they do not believe they have come from a thrift store. But that's my story and I'm sitckin to it!