Day 4, Clothing Week, Summer of 7. Number of items worn so far: 17, not including underwear, nightwear, workout wear, footwear... with so many exemptions, why am I even counting???
Because I told you I would, that's why. So there's your number.
It has a 7 in it. Significant?
So I picked a few favorite thrifted items out of my closet to show you. I have labels from Banana Republic, J Crew, J Jill, The Limited, Hollister, The Gap--and I never pay over $5 for an item.
The other day, I priced the dark brown pants online (I like them so much I was thinking about buying a pair in another color) and they are $75. So then I was really proud of myself.
I know a lot of people are OK without fashionability, but I am not. It's important to me. I find I think about myself LESS when I know that my clothes are OK. Otherwise I feel distractingly dorky.
Thrifting means I can enjoy my fashionability without tanking the budget.
I'm hoping there must be something good about the whole recycling aspect of thrifting?
And, when it's time, I can donate thrifted clothes without a shred of regret.
If you're in the Dallas area and want to thrift, here are my favorite haunts:
- Thrift Town (Arlington and Oak Cliff)
- Irving Thrift
- The Rose Garden (benefits a halfway house for women)
- Arlington Resale (benefits a crisis pregnancy center)
- Plato's Closet