yesterday i had an epiphany. about what, you might ask? i realized that i am ruined. totally and completely ruined from ever shopping at normal stores, ever again. here is how this epiphony happened....
i went to this thrift store in irvine called Portabello Road. it was supposed to be a "nicer" thrift store with "newer" items. it had lots of really good reviews on yelp, so i decided to go check it out. i spent a good little while looking through everything and i was SO bored! i couldn't find anything interesting! it was all normal clothes that are in the mall that everyone wears. one of the reasons why i love shopping at thrift stores so much is because the items you can find there are unique. it is very unlikely that anyone is going to have that item, and they are usually very interesting and rare pieces that most people have never seen something like.
needless to say i didn't end up buying anything. i walked out and decided to check out goodwill across the street. my oh my, what a difference. i could hardly contain myself. it's hard to describe the way i feel when shopping in a thrift store. its almost like a scavenger hunt. i realized this as i was frantically fumbling through all the clothes as quickly as possible so that the other people around me wouldn't find the good stuff before i did! i was pulling out clothes left and right to try on. they were all so much cooler and so much more fashionable than the other store i just came from!
i just couldn't believe the difference of experiences i had between the two stores even though they were both thrift stores. i realized that i will never again be able to enjoy shopping at normal stores. they bore me. plain and simple. i much rather prefer the thrill of shopping at REAL thrift stores and hunting for the really unique items :)
p.s. sorry that the pictures aren't very good this time. i wasn't really planning on posting these pics, but patrick and i didn't have time to take pictures tonight, so i had to improvise.