The treasure hunt aspect of bargain shopping is damn thrilling for me too. Finding bigfoot doesn't hold a candle to spotting orange crushed velvet slides. Which I totally found, just not in my size.
So I thought I'd take you on a typical thrift run with me.
First thing I do is hit the home section. If there are any decent pieces of furniture on the floor, they'll be gone before the end of the day. Furniture is expensive. And although hubby has a whole workshop in our converted garage, the materials is even more cost prohibitive than buying new.
Or at least I was stoked until I put the shirt on and my breasts ate Thor's head. Were it the actor who plays Thor, I would have no qualms about him being buried in my bosom, but this was not a cute look and had to be put back.
I have a wide foot, and lots of shoes, heels especially don't do good things for my comfort.
But I stumbled onto these babies while I was perusing the aisles. Faux leather, studded, wrapped skinny heels with a peep toe that hugged my foot like they were made for me and me alone.
Was I looking for shoes like this? Not really. Did I buy them? You bet your sweet ass, I did.
Which brings me to my favorite part about thrift shopping, the adventure of discovery. I go often, because I never know what I'm going to stumble across. Do I find exactly what I need? Sometimes I do, honestly. I have killer luck at thrift stores. But most of the time, I find pieces that are meant to come home with me and join the crazy wardrobe I've built.
Do you go thrift shopping? What is your favorite thrifty find? I'd love to hear any tips or tricks you have to finding the best items. Or if you'd love to hear more about my thrifting adventures, tell me that too!