I'm a firm believer that there are two different kinds of shoppers in this world. Shopper 1 grabs a Passion Tea Lemonade from Starbucks with her Squad before they hit up all their fave outlets together, chatting and celebrity gossiping their lives away. Shopper 2 doesn't even take in her purse, she slips her credit card and phone into her back pocket so she can be as handsfree as possible while she focuses on finding the right outfits and sales--- she won't shop with her friends because WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO TALK TO ME WHILE I'M TRYING TO SHOP?!?!?!?!
Can you guess which shopper I am?
Much less, can you pinpoint which shopper your bestie, mom, or sister is?
I don't know about you, but I get even more independent when I'm thrift store shopping.
When hopeful friends ask me if want to go thrifting with them so I can help them find fun outfits, I flat out just can't (I LOVE YOU SWEET FRIENDS I'M SORRY I'M A SHOPMONSTER!) Most often their version of thrift store shopping and my version of thrift store shopping are painfully different. They expect the great stuff to be on display at the front and I expect the thrift steals to accidentally be crammed into the Men's Winter coats section.
Here's the thrift grind for REALZ: A week ago, I spent 3 1/2 hours thrifting at Family Thrift here in Fort Worth---I bought 12 items (new and vintage) for $19. On Saturdays every item of clothing is $1.25. THAT, is a steal. I picked up about 40 items to try on after two hours of searching. My arms were shaking from carrying way too much stuff.
Trying it all on? This isn't the kind of thrift store with Dressing Rooms. I always make sure to wear work out shorts, a tank top, and sandals because there's two mirrors in the whole warehouse and I get to share those mirrors with the family of five Back-to-School Shopping as well as the other twenty-something shopper I always end up swapping some clothes with after we've both spent hours ransacking the racks. Those sweet strangers don't want to see my knickers. Well, I don't want them to see my knickers.
All that to say, I'm a no fun independent shopper who grabs a Starbucks refresher with a friend after it's all over. And THIS is the first post of my new Thursday Series--- Thrift It Thursdays.
To kick it off- Below is a mustard yellow button up I paired with an H&M skirt. I have a feeling I'll want to wear this shirt with skirts and jeans and sweaters year round. It's a perfect fit and lightweight (a.k.a. Texas approved).