Recently I was out shopping at some local thrift stores. I was on my way to the Goodwill when I passed by another thrift store that I had pretty much forgotten about. Against my daughter's wishes, I made the right hand turn into the parking lot and we went inside. Our first stop was the counter up front, where I immediately spotted some old jewelry that I knew I needed. I found two bracelets: one a silver bangle with bows and the other a gold chain with green beads. I also found a black and white bead necklace which actually turned out to be two individual necklaces twisted together. For all of the pieces I paid $5. Instant gratification! I knew it would be a good idea to duck into this store, even though Alli was against it.
Next we looked at the house wares, where I was lucky again. I scored four really cool cityscape sketches. They were $6.99 each, which I thought was a little high, but I really liked them, so I grabbed all four. The cheap black frames need to be changed out, but after they rang up at only $3.50 each, I figured that changing the frames is totally doable.
Next up, we looked at the clothes. This place is usually only good for costume pieces, but I found this beautiful pleated silk skirt for only $2.99. I haven't decided how I am going to style the skirt yet; I'm thinking another shopping trip might be in order. Usually I try to buy pieces like this only when I already have something in my closet that will go with it, but I figured I couldn't pass it up for that price. I have all these dangerous little things I tell myself to justify purchases like this. In this case, I basically figured it would be a crime not to buy it. It's 100% silk, after all. I'll keep you posted when I figure out what to pair with my pretty little bargain. All in all, this was a pretty successful little side trip.