I like my clothes like I like my men, old and used. JOKES! Relax, it’s a joke. My fiancé is not old, nor is he used! He is young and fresh 🙂
Shopping at thrift stores, goodwill stores, etc has always been a thing for me. It’s like therapy. Are you sad? Go to a thrift store! Feeling poor? Venture into a goodwill! Having a great day? Top it off with a visit to an antique store! My mom has always been a favorite shopping partner in any thrifting situation. She is a master at finding treasures that would be otherwise overlooked!
This navy sweater is going to be a LRR (lather, rinse, repeat). It was picked up in the men’s section at my favorite thrift store in Greensboro, and I am in love! I had to roll the sleeves up, but the boxy fit and thick fabric make this sweater a winner. I don’t know how old it is, but from the looks of the tag, it’s and oldie goldie!
The clutch is a genuine vintage piece found at a favorite shopping spot in Raleigh. Father and Son’s Antiques is located downtown and will always be on my list of places to stop in when I’m in town.
Every time I use this clutch, I am reminded of my dad. He introduced me to the antique shop after coming across it himself. He could have not mentioned it, but instead, he took the opportunity to show he cared, and showed me the shop. He knows of my love for anything vintage, and each time I use this clutch, I am reminded that my dad gets me. I know my dad loves me, and I know he cares about me very much. I also know that my dad, along with all men, sometimes have a hard time relating to women. As I’ve grown up, and look back, I am shocked my dad survived raising two girls. I can’t imagine how frustrating it was watching three woman (myself, my sister, and my mom) with all of our mood swings, drama (not with each other, but with life), ongoing clothing crisis, etc.
My mom and dad, are the purest examples of unconditional love I have ever been blessed to see. I know my parents, even as an adult, always have my best interest at heart. I know they both love me and my sister beyond what we can understand.
In the mean time, while me and my sister are both kid-free, I will spend countless hours sifting through every thrift store, antique shop, flea market, and second-hand store I can find. “I’m gonna pop some tags, Only got twenty dollars in my pocket” When you walk into a thrift store, goodwill, or a flea market, do you sing Macklemore’s Thrift Shop song in your head? I do!
Every. Single. Time.