Thrifting Failures

Inspired by bloggers’ thrifting successes (like Annie), I thought it would be a great idea to see what the thrift stores around me were like. Note: this is how I spent my only afternoon I get off in 2 weeks. Summary: failure. Reasons:

  1. Prices!! What do people not get? If I can get the same item for just about the same price at a retail store, why would I get it at a thrift store and have to dry clean it? $12 for a pair of cotton slacks from GAP?
  2. If the item has a bad odor, perfuming the entire store into some sort of gas chamber does not solve the problem. It just aggravates my allergies. No thanks.
  3. Um, I know WI is a fat state, but is there nobody my size? All three stores I tried has very limited small sizes. I literally did not find any skirts in my size. None.
  4. I’m not a designer snob, but when the thrift store claims “designer clothes,” I was hoping to see more than forever 21 and AE.

On to the not-so-exciting OOTD. I think this had potential, but my I-haven’t-slept-in-nearly-two-months eyes did not help the look. Thank goodness I have to do another 28 hour shift tomorrow. I wouldn’t even know what to do with myself if I had a free weekend.