It was heaven.
I wore that fedora proudly and listened to the Cranberries and sang along. Thrift stores were magic.
While living in Humboldt County, I became less and less of a thrift store girl, mostly because the thrift stores there were GROSS. Most took anything, including clothes that wreaked of weed and filth, or were stained. NASTY. That's not to say I didn't find anything... but anything good I could find was few and far between.
There was one consignment store that I loved, The Clothing Closet. I found a pair of JCrew sandals for $5, a JCrew tank for $6 (I love JCrew but cannot bring myself to pay that much for clothing), as well as some other really cute things. But when I knew I was coming back to Jackson, I got very excited for the thrift stores.
There was one store I loved back in 2006 named Orville's. I frequented the shop quite a lot, not necessarily because they had GREAT stuff, but because the cashiers were really cool about pricing. Everything had a specific price, yes, but if they recognized you, they'd look at a pile of 7 items of clothing and say "Does 10 sound fair?"
Why yes, yes it does.
Unfortunately, Orville's is CLOSED. It's very, very sad, but I can understand why with their pricing strategies.
Today I visited "Second Helpings" on Pearl, and came away with a pair of these:
I also got this scarf:
I tried to take a picture of me wearing it, one of those "take a picture of yourself in the mirror" things but I couldn't get one that was both not-blurry and not-bitchy looking. Man, I look bitchy in those pictures. Bryan saw it and said, "Wow, that looks like one of those pictures on whythef*ckdoyouhavekids.com where the slutty mom is taking a picture of herself in her underwear while her hungry child is crawling on the floor in the background."
Yeah, it did kind of look like that. So you get a picture of just the scarf. The awesome $3 scarf.
Now if I could only find a $3 microwave for the office.... Ah well. I will continue in my hunting. :-)