shopping. LOVE IT!
We're not exactly "people of means" though - and now we're on one salary, so, I have been indulging in my ultimate shopping sport - thrift store shopping.
Girlfriends and I, all being from bump-and-jostle snag-and-haggle shopping sitchyations would make whole days of terrifying the locals and TEARING UP a Goodwill on the ritzy section of town. In fact, I just went last night and got 3 tops for $16. They are all "brand", in excellent condition, and on-trend if a season or so behind. Yep - shopping. <eyes glaze over>
Have you tried Old Navy, sindurella
? Their final sales are ridiculously low, and while their sizes tend to run a little funky (I find the waist too big, the thighs too small and the tops are just enooooooooooormous unless they're way too tight.) but if you try on and get an idea of what cuts and sizes you're looking for, you can score some amazing loot for very little money. I've come out of there at under $50 with 8 items, all brand new, none socks...
Be careful of quality though. I am not ashamed to really pull at their seams in-store.