Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Under 25 Bucks

You’re broke and feel a strong urge to go shopping... What’s a gal to do?

Okay, so I’m not exactly in penny pinching mode, but being a recent college graduate, I’m not having Carrie Bradshaw-esque shopping trips either. No matter how much Ke$ha makes me feel like P. Diddy when I wake up in the morning, I’m not waking up with P. Diddy type money in my bank account.

This is when the almighty thrift store comes and saves the day. Thank god for The Mission, because they’re scattered all over the neighborhood (or all over San Francisco, for that matter). Mission Thrift is probably one of my favorites, just for the mere fact that it’s organized well. And their quality of clothes isn’t too bad either (meaning not everything looks super worn out).

Shoes found in Thrift Town. The thing about thrifting is that it takes time. Rummaging through all the clothes, making sure they’re no major stains on them, finding something that fits correctly… the whole process takes time. Personally, I like to have an idea of what I’m looking for, so it makes browsing a lot easier. Oh yeah, having lazy Sundays off where you’re free to do whatever doesn't hurt either.

Old Samsonite briefcase. The funny thing is, my dad totally had one of these back in the 70’s.

I went thrift shopping with Frankie the other day. We played a little game where we had to make a complete outfit for 25 dollars or under. He won considering I only found half an outfit.

Vintage Levi’s button up with a stripped shirt I found. Grand total: 8 bucks. With some nip/tuck from my sewing machine, it wasn’t so bad for half an outfit if you ask me :).

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