Last week I finished early at work and my spouse was all, “Go have some you time, I’ll pick up the kid.”
Say no more–thrift store here I come!*
When time is limited, I find it’s best to choose one or two items to keep in your sights in order to minimize distractions/feeling overwhelmed. My objective this trip? I’ve had this navy Anne Klein skirt for a minute, and while I love how it goes with eeeeeverything in my closet, I do NOT love its broken zipper, the funky little speedbump at the waistband, or how stiff the fabric is–it’s a little hard to walk in. So through my last several thrifting excursions, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a thrift upgrade that would zip properly, move fluidly, and lay a little better on my bod.
Thrifting an upgrade means you can:
1) Get something now that works, and
2) Get something later that wows
all without breaking the bank.
Here’s where I started: yes this zips all the way, but only after much wrestling and a few bad words:But lo and behold, on this trip I found a beauty by J. Crew in my size in a finer fabric with more walking room, a smoother line, and a working zipper. Here’s the difference in the dressing room:
Like my before/after faces?
And at home–old:
What have you upgraded at the thrift store? Do you notice the before/after difference in the skirts, or does it look EXACTLY THE SAME to you? Scroll down to comment!
*I also worked on a sermon in my head and jammed out to good tunes in the car, lest you think shopping is all I do with “me” time. Heh.