I posted C is for Chairs and realised that B is for Bargains was still in my drafts. Oops!
Day two of my A-Z of Gratitude.
B is for BARGAINS. I am grateful for bargains.
I went to the op shops again today looking for the final vintage dress to cover our last dining chair. I didn’t find the perfect dress but I did find a gorgeous vintage top for myself for just $5. I am always rapt when I find a good bargain.
It’s about 16 months since I started my “No Buy It Diet”. I decided to have one year off buying new clothes. I made the rules, and decided I was allowed to buy things from the thrift shop, but after a few months I realised that made it too easy. I changed the rules meaning no clothes were to be purchased, new or second-hand. It was such great exercise, and one that fascinated many of my friends. Women have this reputation of being chronic shoppers. I am amazed at how many clothes I have that I never wear, and have come to realise how utterly ridiculous it is that we have so many clothes. Imagine trying to explain our fashion obsession to a family living in abject poverty who have one set of clothes for everything. I have been officially allowed to buy new clothes since December, but have only purchased one new top from an eco store and a few things from the op shops. I have no desire to window shop anymore. I don’t go into clothing stores to try things on. Clothes shopping is something that just doesn’t appeal to me anymore. I still like to wear nice clothes, and I have no trouble finding fantastic quality items at the op shops. It is much more of an adventure to go to a charity store and rummage through racks of random clothes than going to a shop filled with what the masses are wearing!
Anyway, back to today’s bargains…