I was looking for a good pair of skinny jeans for a while and happened to find a pair for $15 at Walmart. There's no shame in that! (Aside from the obvious human rights injustices committed against their in-store employees as well as the more explicit injustices against factory workers in other countries...but I'm speaking about fashion-ably) You do what you have to do.
The feathers were purchased from a boutique in Delaware...no sales tax!--I paired that lovely bronze earring that you see there with the feathers in only the left ear. Needed some variety.
I would say that as much as I boast the effectiveness of thrift-shopping, when I find an item unlikely to be found anywhere... I'm pretty much going to purchase it.