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Premade Rips & Clearance Racks

Thrifting at The Post
I have no idea how I missed posting this Daily Dig as I felt like a million bucks in it. The day I put this outfit together I was heading off to meet a friend for tea and thrifting at The Post, a new location to add to my shopping adventures. The weather was mild but chilly enough to still require a jacket.

Because it was Saturday, I finally opened one of the large boxes Mom had shipped to me full of my clothes that I had set aside as a “ship to me later”. Inside was this khaki green blazer I had found a very long time ago that I wore a lot a few years ago – then it sat lonely in my closet for a few in between and now its back in regular use. Funny how that works! So the jacket compliments the Kismet scarf perfectly making the look a little more vintage chic.

I have always shunned the “premade” ripped jeans look, in fact I’ve made a point of always wearing clothing that is in perfect condition. But I was losing weight and found myself tired of yanking up my jeans day in and day out. I dragged myself to the mall, got very lost inside its walls looking for a deal, a clearance rack… anything that was not going to break my bank. After many failed attempts, a lot of mirror-less changerooms later, I stumbled upon Garage. I’m not particularly a fan but I thought I should at least try while in the mood. Not even the “mood”, just determined to find something I could fit into.

I tried many pairs of skinny leg pants in bright colours, pastels – regular blue denim with very little luck. Finally I decided on these that were on clearance for $10. A lot of stretch; not too skinny; light blue denim and I would convert my long-standing anti-rip mentality to acceptance. As it would happen they are a very modern, almost edgy addition to this outfit. Paired with clean white flats that buckle at the ankle and my off the shoulder sequin sparkle sweater.

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Today was a new thrift shopping adventure instigated by my new friend and coworker, Morgan. She asked if I liked “thrift” to which I laughed, and told me about a place called “The Post” downtown Medicine Hat that we could go to. To be perfectly honest I had driven by it a few times on route to other places but automatically assumed that was the name of their local newspaper. Evidently not!

Who knew I was missing out on another thrifting possibility! It was much like the old Goodwill, felt like a basement dwelling, lots of old fixtures and outdated clothing. I expected the prices to reflect the atmosphere, but when I started sifting through silk scarves (on my checklist for my mother) I saw the price tag was $6! Value Village is about $1.50 to $3.00 max. I did find one handbag that was only $2 which I thought was adorable.

It had a large furniture section which was disheartening as I had been searching for furniture when I first arrived with not much luck – thankfully there wasn’t anything that appealed to me. My bank account was saved!