Our offices are warm [...to others they are cold.] Recently, however, on a particularly inclement day, I did wear a sweater to work. Terry walked into my office and said, “That’s lovely. I bet your sister Maura bought it for you.”
And she was right. All the “good” clothes I have come as gifts from family and friends. That having been said, I believe I dress myself well with thrift store purchases.
Recently, in South Bend, I scored a pair of slacks, 2 pairs of shoes, and a jacket at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store for less than $20. I felt so guilty about this haul that I gave a donation as well. It was still the bargain of the century.
I love wearing monogrammed thrift store shirts and having people ask me, “What the heck does RMS [or GBW or MC or...] stand for?
My poor mother would occasionally say in despair, “Someone could have died in that thing!” To which I would cheerfully respond,”Well, I’m glad I’m getting more good use out of what they bought.”
The only clothes I tend to buy new are underclothes. But that might change. The VdeP store in South Bend had some pretty classy y-fronts on offer for a pittance…
Please tell me I’m not the only one among you who loves thrift stores.