over50feeling40: The Rack At The Back!
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Nov 12, 2012

The Rack At The Back!

For a few brief moments….cool breezes are blowing in San Antonio.  I cannot really call 55 degrees cold…but cool, for sure.  Since our time of cold is a very short window, it is difficult to justify spending big bucks on cold weather clothes…especially cashmere…even as wonderful as it is.

Jacket:  Goodwill
Liz Claiborne Boots: Marshalls
The white cashmere sweater I am wearing here was (believe it or not) one of my July birthday presents from Gigi.  We found it for $5 at the back of a consignment shop on a “last chance” clearance rack.  The cashmere scarf was at a thrift shop for $1.99!! Brand new, tags still on.
Both have the wonderful soft feel of cashmere….all the luxury…without the price tag.  I highly recommend that you look for that rack at the back of consignment shops.  I know to some it communicates….NO ONE WANTS THESE ITEMS, WHY SHOULD I?...but you just never know what little treasure you might find there.  It is worth taking the time!
Have a warm, wonderful Tuesday!


  1. what a great find
    cashmere is pretty fabulous

  2. Isn't it nice to be able to wear our sweaters again? Great cashmere finds! The scarf is very pretty and a versatile color.

  3. I really love your necklace!
    Following you on GFC!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

  4. I absolutely love the scarf and living here in Alberta where it's seriously cold already, I'm really quite envious!

    I head straight for the sales racks at the back of just about any clothing store. You never know what you'll find there. I hardly ever pay full price even for brand new clothes but second hand and consignment stores are definitely the best!

  5. same here...with summer year round, i can't get myself to spend money on warm sweaters and coats. so i try to find deals on those things, too! $5, though?! what a steal!


  6. I wish we had more cool weather here also. I love to wear sweaters and jackets. Your cashmere sweater is so pretty.

  7. Lovely scarf, Pam, and there's nothing to match cashmere for comfort, is there? You are the best bargain finder I know!

  8. Awesome! You know, I don't think I've ever owned anything cashmere? Every time I read your blog, I determine to be more consistent at visiting Goodwill and consignment shops.

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

  9. There is nothing lovelier than a little cashmere...you knew I would say that, Pam ;-)
    Have a great week...keep cool!

  10. It is also getting colder here, at last; although it is still sunny.
    Gorgeous, as ever, dear Pam.

  11. I love shopping the back racks of the thrift stores! That's where I find many unwanted items to refashion into something fun for very little investment. Now I just need more time to sew everything. Thanks for all of your great posts! I read them but don't find the time to comment often! Love all your stuff!
    The Renegade Seamstress

  12. Last year I found the most wonderful cashmere sweater at a consignment store. It zipped up the front and the collar was studded with rhinestones. It was fabulous, but the holidays were long over and I couldn't see storing it until the winter. It was $50, not exactly cheap. I wish I had bought it though.
    I can't wear wool as it makes me itch. Acrylic is gross and cotton not warm enough. Cashmere is perfect but oh the prices!

  13. Back of the store racks are the best!! Love the outfit!

  14. OHHH those $5 deals are the best.. and for cashmere too!! good find Pam!!! I love finding great deals like this, its the thrill of the chase :)
    xo J

  15. Love that cashmere. I always look for cashmere sweaters in the thrift store. I love the soft, light warmth they provide.

  16. Cashmere is something I never wore in my life.But now that I knit I might make something for me.Great necklace!


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