I talked about thrift store coats and jackets last week when I made another appearance on WSFA's “Alabama Live” show with host, Tonya Terry.
The night before the show, I was crazy busy trying to get ready. Sometimes figuring out what to wear for television is harder than deciding on which items to bring for the program.
I finally decided to wear my rayon velvet skirt and vest with the abalone shell buttons and a yellow-green, long sleeved, silk blouse. I got the outfit for just $8.99 at America’s Thrift Store.
The brooch came with a ring and earrings. I paid $24 for the entire set.
The next morning, my mom and my aunt modeled my thrifted coats for the show. These ladies were awesome!
Here they are relaxing in the green room before the segment.
Here's a photo of my aunt modeling that coat. Doesn't she look great?
When I wear this lambs wool coat, it feels so warm and cozy. It’s perfect.
I knew there wouldn't be enough time for my models to change clothes, so I brought a couple of mannequins with me to the station.
On one of the mannequins, I displayed a maxi coat made of silk velvet. Even the buttons were covered in velvet, and it had a gray, pinstripe lining on the inside.
I bought this coat for $15 at the Catholic Services Thrift Store here in Montgomery. Later on, I found out that the coat, which came from Italy, was originally $1,000.
I also showed the audience the brown, wool jacket that I bought at the Goodwill Thrift Store just off Hwy 90 in Destin, Fla. I got it for $13.99.
If you want to see more of my used winter coats, jackets and hats, check out my “Favorite Finds” page!