What I’m Looking For

August 19, 2015 — 9 Comments

Vintage denim dress // We So Thrifty

Vintage denim dress // We So Thrifty

Vintage denim dress // We So Thrifty

Leather purse // We So Thrifty

A few weeks ago,Yen, Bekah and I hopped on the highway and headed to a city not too far down the 401. Value Village London was celebrating their grand-reopening, and we were lucky enough to be invited to do some damage in the new store, which was bright, clean, and packed to the brim with freshly-organized thrifted goods. (It was also ALL ABOUT the Halloween life, but I am so so not there yet, even though they had a stinkin’ cute selection of baby costumes. For the love of all that is good and sweaty, let’s not rush summer, okaaaaay?)

Anyhoo, what I loved about going with two serious thrifters was that we, without a parting word, immediately split up, and got to work. We’d occasionally meet in the skirt section, or pass like ships in the night by the change room, but these pros know that thrifting is a solo sport. After an hour or so, we all met up again by the housewares to regroup. We refined our loot, tossed the extras, and headed back to Hamilton.On the drive home, one thing we all remarked on was how attentive the staff were. Not that that’s unusual, but these guys were EXTRA helpful. Around every corner, someone would ask “can I help you find what you’re looking for?” While they certainly meant that question in a general sense, we joked that the thrift store is the only place in which that question almost doesn’t apply. The thrift store is the one place that, most of the time, you have only a vague idea of what you’re looking for. The thrill of the thrift is always in the surprise, and that’s the beauty of it.

I wasn’t looking for a spaghetti strapped medi denim dress, a cheetah print mug, a cozy sweater or a pair of Brazillian sandals, but I headed home with all that an more. So, to the extra-chipper staff at VV London: No, you can’t help me find what I’m looking for, but that’s just the way I like it.

Dress: $12.99 // Value Village
Purse: $3.99 // Value Village (straight-up stolen from Yen’s cart)
Huarache sandals: $30 // The Edit

9 responses to What I’m Looking For

  1. 

    That dress looks stellar on you – sounds like you all had an amazing time shopping together. Saw that you stole the purse from Yen from your Instagram post – that made me lol.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  2. 

    The dress is so dainty! Looks gorgeous on you. 🙂

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  3. 

    What awesome finds, would love to go to that thrift store. Everything looks great on you, worth the trip.

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  4. 

    The best part of thrifting is when find things you didn’t know you were looking for. Love the outfit you came out with!

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  5. 

    Thay bag is to die for!

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  6. 

    That bag is to die for!

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  7. 

    I miss your posts. I am from Ottawa and it seems your thrifting scene is very rich in Hamilton. Would love it if you could check out my blog. Cheers, Michele

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  8. 

    Reblogged this on vintagethrifter51.com and commented:
    Love the outfit.

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  9. 

    That purse is pure value and it matches the dress so well!

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