As promised, a thrift shop post.
I've recently been reevaluating my consumer habits. Anyone can go into Nordy's and slap purchases onto a card (hello, me). But I've come to realize that it is so much more interesting and creative to shop at thrift stores.
Not to mention 101 other reasons which include:
1. Saving money for the fun things in life like traveling and good food or for the practical things like college funds, retirement or rental properties (which then have AC units nabbed but moving on);
2. Teaching the children not to be obsessed with things and wanting MORE and NEW and BETTER when gently used will do just fine, thank you;
3. Because the average American has an $8,000 balance on their 10 OR MORE credit cards;
4. Because it's an adventure!;
5. Because I feel happy rather than guilty!;
6. Because when my $6 shirt gets pooped on I'm a much more jolly mommy than if it had been a $58 one:
7. Because I bet that groovy pair of sunglasses with flowers on the side has a much more interesting story than the pair of D&Gs at South Coast Plaza
8. Because you can't take it with you. (Matthew 6:19-21, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will you heart be also.")
So, a few of my finds this week:
Ann Taylor Loft summer fun skirt $5.99
For Luke, $1.99 ~
Gloria Vanderbuilt Jeans which fit perfectly, $7 ~
Forever 21 tee, $.50 (yes, cents)~
Practically new Gap pants in my size, $2 ~
There's more but you get the drift.
I think I'm hooked.