"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): PHD in excavation and digging

Monday, August 18, 2008

PHD in excavation and digging

I finally bit the bullet and took full advantage of my only day off this week (including TWO doubles, blegh!) and went to the Goodwill Outlet store. You basically dig through piles and piles of stuff on tables, and the workers push out new stuff in bins and when they say, OK go ahead, you go dig in the bins of "new" stuff. Then they dump the bins on the piles on the tables, and fill the bins again. At first I was discouraged for like 10 minutes. I did a lot of digging and found nothing remotely interesting except one cute Oilily sweater. Then I hit a huge patch of small wool blazers. Then I found a few skirts. Man, those old ladies in there can be vicious. One tried to take the yellow skirt from this photo out of my cart and I got all ghetto on her "Oh no you did not just take that out of my cart!" and snatched it back. Can you see why???
 Anyway, I only spent about 40 minutes there. Two sweaters, four wool blazers, and four skirts later... my total was $9.40 (you pay by the pound). Holy crap! I'll be sure to go back again. I'm trying to get some fall stuff in my etsy for back to school and whatnot, but MAN is it too hot today. I finally had to turn on the a/c for the first time this summer cause trying on wool blazers in August is too cruel. Anyway, now I need to just buckle down and measure this stuff. I love shopping for my etsy. I don't mind photographing the stuff, both on me and layed out flat. But do I ever hate measuring everything. I don't know why. I need an intern. Anyway, here is some of the loot from today...



Seriously it works out to like $1 each. Ok, enough bragging about my thrifting talents. Bye!

6 comments:

was it something i said? said...

is that the pay by the pound thrift place in st paul?? that place kinda freaks me out...i love how you can find A shoe, but good freakin' luck on finding the pair! ha.

Sal said...

HA. I haven't been to that by-the-pound Goodwill in ages. You're right, it can get damn brutal in there ...

futurelint said...

yeah, I was pretty upset when I found one really awesome wool glove and couldn't find the other... there were a lot of random shoes around too. when I told Ryan I went there, he was all "ewww... have you showered since being there?" whatevs.

E said...

You are literally The Queen of thrifting. Someone needs to make you a trophy!

Richel said...

love the mustard skirt!

Kelly said...

eeee! I love that yellow skirt!

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