This year, my lovely mum made a commitment to only buy secondhand clothes (special exceptions for underwear and other "intimates")... Before I left for the farm, mum and I went on a crazy thrifting spree, hitting up 3 or 4 huge warehouses in one day, and getting bags of goods -- jeans, work shirts, cute coats, shoes, and more.
So when I went to the Friday Harbor thrift house this weekend with Lucy, I couldn't help but think of her. People on the island are probably bigger than my 100lb mom, so she might not have had any luck except in the kids section, but I still felt a wave of nostalgia and missing as I clicked my way through the plastic hangers on the racks.
Apparently, the rich San Juaners who summer on the island tend to leave behind all kinds of awesome goods. Lucy scored some ridiculous boots a few weeks ago, listed at something around $300 retail. Ridiculous. We've heard September is the ideal month for shopping because that's when all the summer folks head off and make their annual drops. Needless to say, we will be back at the thrift store (likely before September) again.
I'm most excited about my new sick kicks. -- two pairs for a total of $6.50