can you believe it? right after i was lamenting not having 200 dollars for swedish hasbeens, i find these beauties in unworn condition, my size, so comfortable for 4 bucks. tears welled up, believe me.
ok, finding these minnetonkas that had never been worn (still tissue in the toe) was bittersweet. they are seriously too small. i keep trying to wear them thinking they will stretch enough, but it's a no go. cate wants me to save them for her- so all is not lost. 4 bucks.
gorgeous sorels. i seriously love them. 6 big ones. you know what's sad? i had the most beautiful wooden clogs, moccasins, and sorels in high school. don't know where they all went. i used to snowboard in sorels because i couldn't afford real boots and winter boots, too. i think they got lost in the tahoe mudroom...
excuse the mud on them, i was just cleaning off the porch in these beauties. kitchen clogs are a common sight at thrift stores- but i had never seen any that were beautiful tomato red, looked brand new, and fit my feet like a comfy glove. 2 bucks.
*luck isn't exactly the right word. i look and look and look. i often leave thrift stores with nothing, and rarely with more than $10 worth of stuff. i am a minimalist- i don't want my house or closet over run with junk. i hate rampant consumerism (even with old stuff). i buy second hand because i believe in it, it's what my budget allows, i love vintage, i am a hippie at heart and it's how you find hippie clothes, and because the hunt thrills me. so when i find a treasure, it's like... thesuperbest.