I am sure nearly all of you have heard “Thrift Store” by Macklemore by now. If not, you HAVE TO watch the YouTube video at least once. There is some naughty words, so don’t listen at work unless you have a boss like me, lol. But to summarize, it’s a fun rap song about finding a unique style via thrift stores. I usually avoid rap since I just don’t get it, so the fact I love this song says something. My sisters loves rap and also loves this song, so that says something too, hahaha.
My Recent Finds
Anyway, ”Thrift Store” has become one of my personal anthems and I sing it to myself while browsing the ones near me. Since our new house is within a half mile from a Goodwill and a Upscale Resale Shop, I actually can browse for new arrivals at least every month or two without going out of my way at all. That’s how I found my new-to-me black dress a few months ago, and yesterday I bought the new boots, jeans, and shirt below for about $23 with tax!
New Personal Challenge
Given that I am even more happy with these discounted shops than I ever am at regular stores, I have started a new personal challenge. I will not buy any new item of clothing (other than undergarments) for at least the next year. And I should be pretty set with my undergarments anyway, so this really should cover everything.
No new clothes until AT LEAST June 1, 2014.
If I need anything (dresses, pants, shirts, etc,) between now and then, I have to find it at a thrift store, a garage sale, or anywhere with used clothes. And I bet I’ll still get some new clothes as gifts around Christmas and my birthday, but this is an exercise for me. If this works out as well as I think it will (especially since I only go shopping once a year normally anyway), I may very rarely buy anything new ever again. We’ll see…
Do you thrift shop? What’s been your best find?