So, about that thrifting adventure. I went with an awesome friend who I had not seen in far too long. We used to thrift together back in high school, and her fashion sense was always WAY more sophisticated and developed than my own. So, when she recently suggested that we go thrifting together, I was all for it!
Can I just say that she is a genius? She suggested we go to a nearby retirement community to look for thrifted treasures. How have I never thought of this before? I know that all of the amazing things that I find while thrifting are so often hand-me-downs from grand ladies who are likely over the age of 55. So why not thrift in a city where ALL of the ladies are over 55?! I needed no further convincing, we drove off to Sun City. This town actually has laws about the age that you have to be in order to live there. They even have laws about how long young visitors are allowed to stay. Needless to say, we were some of the youngest people around.
What we found when we arrived was a goldmine. A whole shopping center FULL of various little thrift stores. Not a chain in site, just little shops that I had never heard of. And to my surprise, the prices were actually cheaper than large chains like Goodwill and Savers. The best part is, because most of the people donating to the shops were over the age of 50, all of the clothes were in great shape, made of quality material, and had a classic vintage feel. There were also lots of other fun things that you may not find at normal thrift stores, like mason jars full of different sized knitting needles and of course the WHOLE SECTION devoted to square dancing apparel that I showed you a glimpse of in my last post.
I scored quite a few things that I am excited about (one of them being the lovely blue skirt in the photos above), and I cannot wait to go back again soon! Maybe a quick weekend trip? Speaking of the weekend, it’s FRIDAY! Do you guys have any fun weekend plans? I hope so!
-The Hand-Me-Down Wearing Kelley
P.S. Yea… I still haven’t washed my hair. I’m going to get all I can out of it after straightening it the other day. Please, don’t judge.