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Bringing the 80’s back

One of my best friends Zahara has finally returned from her six month trip to Israel. She was gone way too long. As you can imagine, moving back and forth overseas doesn’t allow you to keep many clothes. In order to restock her wardrobe (and lets be honest, mine is sadly lacking too) we hit one of our favorite thrift stores.

It doesn’t look like much, and finding the good stuff is a lot of work but it’s more about the company than anything else.

It took us a couple of hours but I found a bunch of great stuff. I ended up with eight shirts, two pairs of pants, a bag and a dress (see below) for less than $35. Mind = blown

Plus there’s the fun, silly part in finding gems like this:

Next trip is to Hawaii and she’s wearing this*

By far the best thing we found was my awesomely awful 80’s prom dress

Notice the inside is lined with the same red satin that’s on the top. Awesomeness.

The funniest part is, it fits me perfectly. Now I just need somewhere to wear this sexy thing. Who is hosting an 80’s theme party? Or maybe I will. Who wants to come?

Thrift shopping brought back so many memories from when we were in high school. I’m so glad she’s back in the country. Life is way more fun when I have my friends around.

*Not really

Shopping FAIL

The other day the Dominick’s near us had a promotion. For every $50 worth of groceries you bought you got $10 worth of Kohl’s cash. Seemed like a pretty good deal and luckily our fridge was pretty much empty. Plus, we were out of toilet paper and cleaning products. When everything was said and done we got what is basically a $30 gift card to Kohl’s. The only difference is, it has to be spent at certain Kohl’s stores and it expires. Seemed like a pretty good deal…

Until I got to Kohl’s, that is. My first clue was when I had trouble determining when the girl’s section ended and the junior’s section began. It was full of clothes that looked like something I wore in middle school and that my almost 15 year old sister would wear now. Cute(ish) but not really my style. Or at least not my style anymore. I thought maybe I’d just outgrown junior’s so I wandered into misses. Yeeeah… That was full of stuff my mother would wear. Again, cute but not at all me. I didn’t even bother looking at women’s.

I decided to give junior’s another chance and after a lot of searching and rifling through crap like this:

I mean, seriously? Seriously?! Who wears this? I didn’t realize I went shopping in an 80’s costume store. Also notice that lovely, brightly colored, leopard print shirt in the right corner? Put those together and one glance could send someone into a shock induced coma. I’m just saying.

Anyway, I found a few things that I thought might be cute. Once I got into the dressing room however it was one FAIL after another. A medium shirt was skin tight while an extra small in a different style was huge on me. Nothing looked right. It was seriously frustrating.

It was the complete opposite of the experience that I was expecting. It just pissed me off. So, now I’m home and, instead of eating my weight in chocolate like I want, I’m stuffing myself with berries. I’m eating them with whipped cream so they’re not too super healthy though, don’t worry.

Moral of the story, don’t buy $150 worth of groceries until you’re certain the store you’re getting the bonus cash to has stuff worth buying.

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