There’s a little secret that I have shared with only a few people. Something that was introduced to me by my daughter-in-law has now become a routine practice for me.
Burdened with the multiple dress codes of my life, it is sometimes difficult to meet all the expectations. Professional dress at work, the casual dance parties, the dressy dance parties, the semi and formal wear required 6 to 8 times a year, the casual and dress casual, all put this school teacher’s budget to the test.
So, when Hilary was in town during Christmas, I tried my first venture to the Thrift shopping. As one who loves department store quality, I had low expectations. We flicked hanger after hanger, holding prospects up for a closer inspection. We took piles to the dressing room for the drudgery of trying on each piece. Some rated humorous in their poor fit, some rated a maybe, and some merited a smile and a nod.
Checking out at the register, I piled my stack on the counter and added some earrings just for fun. As the total was given, I gave them a $20 bill and got some change back!
Last week, I tried again and came out with 2 pairs of slacks, 2 tops, 2 shirts AND some earrings for under $30.
I won’t say that this new practice has cured me of department store clothes, but these wardrobe stretchers allow me to hit the department stores less frequently with a little less guilt.
If you haven’t seen Hilary’s BLOG on design, vintage clothing, and thrift shopping, give her a read at http://hilaryinspired.com/
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