Thrifty vintage : Dress your life
Thrift warriors understand that a little digging goes a long way.
I am not warrior status although I have been in the past. I once practically built an entire wardrobe from the Goodwill and a women’s shelter thrift shop; I was in my 20s, in debt, and desperately wanting to go back to college and finish a degree. That gave me serious thrift-shop motivation.
This Christmas break, though, I did quite a bit of thrifting for my online shop. I didn’t dig through everything that I saw but tried to concentrate on accessories. I was blessed with good finds, too, since many were just waiting at the top of the pile. Don’t you love it when that happens? No warrior needed.
I picked up a few purses, a few scarves, and a few ties.
Here are some usual stops.
Not every thrift outing is productive or fun. Sometimes, it can be downright disappointing. Digging is usually part of the bargain; I had luck on my side this holiday.
If you go to a thrift shop and don’t see anything right away, don’t despair. Take some time to go through the racks, sift through any bargain bins, and do a little poking around. If you think doing this seems dusty or just plain gross, you can carry a stash of wet wipes for tidying up in the car. I do.
Happy New Year!