While we were in Denver, I thrifted this beautiful dress for $5.
Cold climate dress (clipped to polyvore.com)
Jay had it dry cleaned for me when we got back, so I got a dress for about $14. I don't always spend money on dry cleaning. In fact, I dry clean only a few things from my closet. Even things that say, "dry clean only". See here:
Fairly true in my case. Depends on how much I love it.
Most of the time, I check the fabric content, and figure out how to wash it in my washing machine. I always decide if I am willing to take the risk on damaging it. Next case in point, thrifted this week:
|Moth Sweater Dress|
|Velvet Touch Sweater Dress|
|Generic Sweater Dress|
|Eva Franco Fluttering Pencil Skirt|
|Vintage original Lacoste/Izod sweater for Zach|
The skirt and one of the dresses was dry clean only. I checked the content, and washed them on the handwash setting in my washer on cold. Then hung to dry.
Pretty much any thing can be cleaned. If it can't be. I don't buy it- in any department.
And because I am a little obsessive, I keep these in my car:
|I use the wipes if I buy something I want to clean right away,|
and I use the sanitizer every time I get back in the car.