15 January 2011

$20 Thrift: Irving Thrift

I love to thrift. Being thrifty, in general, yes; but particularly being thrifty by means of shopping for clothes at a thrift store. Over time I've gone to many, many thrift stores, bouncing from one to another, steadily adding pieces to my wardrobe. A thought continued to pop into my head, though, and I couldn't help but wonder, "Could I create a whole outfit, shoes to shoulders, with just $20?" It only makes since that a true test of a good thrifting spot is the ability to find pieces that, together, create a unique look at a low cost. Plus I now had this fantastic hypothesis, and all hypotheses require experimentation... no? So, it got in my head that I wanted to test thrift stores, thereby inventing "$20 Thrift" A game of sorts, one used to see who could put together a whole outfit and get as close to twenty bucks, without going over. Could it be done? Well, yes of course, but could it be done well? We shall see...

Now to find a companion. Hmm? Well, fortunately, the perfect person fell into my life by means of work and happy circumstance. Justin is by no means a stranger to the thrifting world, making him a formidable match... plus, he was willing.

LOCATION: IRVING THRIFT

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I loved it all. I woke up early to spend the morning at a thrift store, where I was then able to flitter through racks of clothes, putting together a perfectly individualized outfit. As I slowly saw my disjointed pieces come together; a pair of young men's trousers, a brightly colored silk top, woven boots and an olive blazer once belonging to one "Jim Parker"; my heart literally skipped beats. Totaling out at $16.65, I must admit I could have upped my game a bit. If I'd only know my counterpart was going to be so wholly on par... Justin completely beat me, hitting his mark at exactly $19.97!! It can be done. Two complete ensembles, neither going a penny over twenty, and I must say we do look rather dashing don't you think?

Ha! It's such fun when you have this silly idea... and then act upon it.

Love.
C

3 comments:

SOFIA said...

very nice blog!))))

RooBunnie529 said...

Cindy!! I love it! I'm inspired to go to the thrift store and see what I can stir up :)

Opal said...

Jimmy Johns approved!