Heading into a thrift store, for me, is always a moment filled with anticipation and unspoken possibilities. I’m eager for the hunt, so to speak, and to scour the store for items on my mental thrift list. (What, you don’t have one? You should.)
I swung by Salvation Army on the day of its storewide 50% off sale, and boy, was I NOT disappointed. This sale was such a score for me that I haven’t stopped talking about it all month; it’s gotten to the point where my fiancé rolls his eyes when I mention it. (Ok, J., I’ll stop talking about the sale now, sheesh.)
Here’s the lowdown:
-overalls—I almost didn’t snag these—even though I always look for overalls and never see any—because they’re a little big. But J. said they looked good on me, and that was all the convincing I needed.
-Pendelton wool—Everyone needs a good flannel button-up. This is also going to be perfect for Ireland! And fall, duh—my One True Love. (Sorry, J.) AND with the sale, it was only $3!
-red strappy sandals—these were brand new! Still had tags and the paper stuffing. Perfect for summer.
-ivory shoes w/ bows (69 cents!)—thought these might go well with my wedding dress, but they’re too dark in color. So they will be work shoes instead.
-Hardcover copy of Dracula w/ Edward Gorey illustrations
–The Wastelands by Stephen King, because I’m almost finished with the second Dark Tower book.
–A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man paperback (trying to read as much Joyce as possible before Ireland)
-terracotta pot—for transplanting my succulents (Gardening pots, etc. are so cheap at thrift stores, you guys. If you haven’t jumped on this yet, you should.)
-chicken dish set—new in box. My mom loves chickens, so this will make a nice birthday gift for her—I think she’ll get a kick out of the chicken foot.
My thrifting as of late has yielded more housewares than clothing and accessories, I’m realizing. But that’s fine with me; I have way too many clothes. Although I could always use more work blouses…
To be continued…
P.S Are you as surprised as I am that this post and my monthly faves are both on time?!