Why do I love thrift stores, yard sales and swap meets?
I think it has a lot to do with my grandma,
Jessie Mae Shaw.
Every week when I was younger my fabulously dressed Gramma, would take me shopping. Now, living in Huntington Beach, California you'd conjure up visions of strip malls or multilevel malls with parking structures and pretzel stands and supremely expensive name brand items from Coach or Gucci or Burberry. True, we had all those stores within our reach to roam about without the obligation to purchase, but definitely the option to if we so desired. For us however, they were of no interest. Our favorite retailer, Savers! The best thrift store ever. This store was the size of a large super K-mart. Filled with colored tagged items. Each day a new tag color was on sale for half off, and every day they had the lowest thrift store prices ever and the best untapped source for vintage everything. Please remember that ten years ago, not many people thought it cool to be shopping at a second hand store. As for me, I have always preferred it. However, now a days with the on sot of vintage cool, etsy.com, and the fashion flash back to retro sheek has rendered my untapped sources over tapped. It has become a fight for the hidden treasures. Even with all the newish compitition, I still enjoy the hunt. Taught fabulous tricks of rack hunting by my Gramma and sale watching, I tend to always get a great deal and often find things hidden in sneaky spots that others wouldn't think to look for something amazing. Sew, in general I like to thank my Gramma Jessie.
Thank you, for teaching me the value of my money and that you can look great wearing anything as long as you're confident with yourself. Your personal style is what makes it , not the brand or the amount of money spent on your items.
It's you, that makes it work.
Ok kids be safe!
and hug your grandma.