as many of you know i had the opportunity last night to talk to a group of women from church about "how to shop at thrift stores," and let me tell you it was so much fun!
they started out with a cute skit about where some different women bought their clothes from and then it was my turn to share my thoughts! i spoke for about 15 minutes about my best "thrift store how to" tricks and then opened it up for questions. the women had some really good questions about where some good kids thrift stores are, if the outfit i was wearing was thrifted, where are some good thrift stores to get furniture, and more. they then had a fashion show spotlighting women who bought outfits from thrift stores. women of all ages showed of their finds. the MC was hilarious so we all had a good laugh and enjoyed watching the shows. we even got ice cream after! yum......
i had the chance to talk to many of the women after who told me that they, too, love to shop at thrift stores and that they couldn't wait to try out some of the tips i gave them. i had a display table to highlight some of the amazing things i have found at thrift stores and many women stood there talking to me about how they couldn't believe i had thrifted those things. it was so much fun to talk to these ladies and to hear how excited and pleased they were with what i had shared with them.
my favorite quote of the night was from a young lady while she was looking at my table: "you look like you stepped out of a magazine!" i highly doubt that, but it made me laugh and made happy to know that people are beginning to find out that you don't need to spend lots of money to be fashionable.