I have returned triumphant from the hunt.
This is definitely one of my favourite things to do. And, since I can’t fit back into my jeans yet and my skirts are dying like flies (zippers, bah!) today was definitely the right day. I decided on a budget of $20, and came back with change (and a bra, which isn’t pictured here for self-explanatory reasons).
Yep, it’s Fat Pants O’clock. I can’t tell you how comfy they are (even though I don’t think I’ve worn jeans in six months). And the top is warmer than any of my existing long-sleeved tops (most of which are visibly wearing out). But best of all. . .
The Holy Grail of op-shopping: a full-length wraparound skirt. I can wear it at any weight, it covers my hairy legs, it’s super easy to put on and take off, and it has no buttons or zippers to break. Clothing perfection for $7.
While I was there, I took my chance to delve into the latest op-shop fashion:
I am wearing shoes, a dress, a belt, a tie, two scarves twisted together, a jacket, a handbag (denim with silver stars), and a hat. Like a closer look?
Play along at home: Everyone has to buy clothes sometime. Next time, take however much moolah you have ($5 is often enough for a top, or $7 for jeans), and buy something unique.
Tomorrow: Fill your house with balloons (and I’ll post the twitter tale so far, which you can follow in real time at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Louise-Curtis-Books/287050773170)