Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thrifting Frenzy Blurs Judgement







My holiday is over. Back to work tomorrow. And it's a good thing. Maybe the solid routine of the classroom will restore some sanity. For the past two weeks, I've been in a Thrifting Frenzy, alternating between The Red Cross, The Salvos, The Wayside Chapel & St Vincent de Paul. The day doesn't seem complete without scoring some wonderful cast offs from one of these places. While I admit that I've picked up some mildly good stuff, I've also bought some Real Doozies, things that not even Kate Moss would look good in. You can judge for yourself in the pictures above.
The crunch came when I bought a heavily patterned pure wool dress for $12. Even though I suspected within the dark confines of the Thrift Shop dressing room that it just might be a little shapeless, I was nonetheless thrilled! But when I got it home I realised, yes, it really was shapeless, & no amount of adornment could fix it up.
But the good thing about Thrift Shop Addiction is that it's like Coffee Addiction - it's relatively guilt free. I'm addicted to two skim lattes , & a few thrift shop finds a day, which is a whole lot better than being addicted to heroin or gambling.
Now, that's a justification if ever I heard one!

3 comments:

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I love your finds! The colors in the first dress are fabulous. Way better to go wild in a thrift store than some mall--much less expensive and you're helping out some organization at the same time. Go for it!

Elissa said...

Your post title made me laugh! Been there, for sure. Love the necklace... maybe the dress you can make into a shirt or a bag? Or dozens of pencil cases? I like to use fabric as book covers sometimes...

Nostalgia said...

I love your attitude to life and fashion! And your blog made me happier! :)