Tuesday, August 6, 2013

THRIFT STORE ADVENTURES (Pt. XII) - Back to School Edition

(Pt. XII) 
Back to School Edition

Nothing says
"Back to School"
quite like a visit
to the thrift store.
And given that I
too will soon be
returning to class,
today's adventure
was a particularly
groovy experience
for all of us kids.

YIKES — it nearly was a life and death fashion emergency! I looked at the calendar this morning and realized that school starts back in just two weeks. And I certainly can't return to class wearing last year's "I'm with Stupid" T-shirt or carrying the same old second-hand bag. FYI, I do NOT carry purses — they're just (really cool) bags, okay? 

Anyway, it clearly was time to go shopping. So I called my BFFs, the Wilson sisters (NOT those  Wilson sisters) and we piled into the "soccer mom" van and once again headed out to our fave thrifting destination located at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indian Harbor Beach, Florida. And what treasures we found. Plus, the "Everything's 25% Off" sign posted on the shop's front sidewalk only further enhanced our expectations.

The first thing I noticed upon making our grand entrance was Holy Name's fabulous gown section. The start of a new school year means that Prom is now just around the corner — again. Just sayin'.

Prom season will soon 
be upon us once again!
(A guy can dream, right?)
With the storewide 25% 
discount it was just 75¢.
(And it's NOT a purse, okay?) 

I've said it before, but I'll say it again—the ONLY
thing creepier than a clown is a thrift store clown.
They AREN'T fun or funny and I want them stopped!
I so admired this little girl's pink and black
flannel shirt, that I beat her up and stole it
from her right after I took this picture.
(That doesn't make me a bad person, does it?)
All in all, today's outing was a successful expedition. I got a new bag (NOT a purse) and a new silk shirt (NOT a blouse) for lounging in da club. My peeps raked in a treasure trove of board games, jeans and tops. But all of this paled in comparison to our flippin' delicious post-thrifting Thai lunch and subsequent super sweet and creamy ice cream celebration on the way home.

-Christopher Long
(August 2013)

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