Until I actually looked at the blog archives, I had no idea it had been that long. But I'm not one for clothes shopping as
- I don't like spending money,
- Buying food is WAY more fun than buying clothes
- I have a tendency to get frustrated when nothing fits quite right - of course, part of this may be that I shop second hand so it's a bit of an treasure hunt to find what you're looking for ...
But as I've been biking more and more, including to places where at the end of the bike ride I need to look decent enough to do a presentation on local food, I've been in need of finding some clothes (particularly pants) that look good and are bike worthy.
Jackpot (you may need to click on the photo to get a better view)!
My first stop was the Hospice Thrift Shop where I found
- That gorgeous red sweater ($6), and
- The 3/4 sleeve blouse ($3)
They don't just have great clothes, though, they have a little bit of everything. It was a great store, so if you're local be sure to check it out, not to mention it's in support of a great charity!
My next stop was to Resale Trends, another used clothing store not far from the Hospice Thrift Shop. The owner is a really nice lady from Denmark. She noticed I was wearing a bike helmet and she was telling me all about biking in Denmark. Soon we were talking about recycling, enjoying good food, and I (of course) invited her to the farmers' market on Saturday (always the local food salesman...)
Anyway, back to clothes. I really hit the jackpot here! I found
- A pair of long kaki pants that roll up and button into capris ($5.50) and PERFECT for biking
- A pair of tan capris ($4) - also PERFECT for biking
- A denim sleeveless blouse ($5) - looked good with the pants....?
Both pants fit like they were made for me and because they're capri style, they won't get tied up or greased up in my bike chain, AND I'll still look good (ok, decent - there's not much I can do about helmet head) when I get where I'm going.
What an awesome and hugely successful trip and all for about $25. Cha-ching!