I have been quite absent from the internet as of late. We spent our weekend happily disconnected from the computer, enjoying a relaxing family reunion. When we returned home we unhappily spent a few days not hooked up to the internet. As anyone who runs an at-home business knows, that is the pits.
During my online break I taught a lesson on how to thrift shop to some ladies from my church. I did a personal assignment where I found elements of particular pieces of clothing that I liked (thanks Anthro) and then thrifted something similar. I added up the cost for my entire outfit, which, not surprisingly, was much less than the items I was inspired by. It was a good exercise for me, and even better, an excuse to get myself some new clothes.
Words of thrift shopping wisdom I passed on:
Don't be deterred by the smell that greets you at the door.
A belt can make any size your size. (Also, look in other sizes besides your usual. Lots of brands fit differently.)
Always check for imperfections. Even if it is the holy grail of thrift finds, don't buy it if it has a big obvious stain. (Guilty as sin on this one.)
Does anyone else have a good tip to add to the list?