Hello Thrifters! Just a note to let you know that I am entering a busy season in my personal/work lives and will not have a regular posting schedule over the next few weeks. I hope to still post occasionally, just not on a schedule. Because let’s be honest, nothing stops me from thrifting, so I might as well write about it! Making sure I have the time to write quality, engaging posts for you all is another thing, though, so I’m giving myself permission to be flexible.
I am so grateful for your readership and your willingness to be flexible with me! Your engagement in and enjoyment of this site makes the whole thing really rewarding and I am absolutely thrilled that you read and contribute to the wonderful community that is Thriftshop Chic.
In the spirit of that community, check out this week’s thrift camaraderie encounter. (TC = chatting up your fellow thrifters, particularly giving/asking for advice on whether to purchase a particular thrift find. It’s a special kind of interaction that thrift stores seem to encourage and I LOVE IT.)
This woman needed something to wear for an evening event to raise awareness of and fight against rape and sexual assault. Teal and purple are sexual assault and domestic assault awareness colors, respectively, so this long-sleeved romper was pretty much perfect:
I can’t get over the sequins (must be the 5% of me that wants to dress like Luke Spiller), and we both agreed that the long sleeves balance out the leg exposed by the shorts. Did I mention it has pockets?
She said she had looked several places and finally came to Goodwill and hit the jackpot. Yes! Thrifting is the perfect way to find an outfit or accessories for a one-of-a-kind event at low cost. She may never wear this romper again (although I totally hope she does), but for $6.99 she doesn’t have to – she can just donate it back and let someone else enjoy it in all its sequined glory.
Have a great weekend, Thrifters!