I'm a thrift store girl and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
In high school a bought a vintage floor-length floral gown at the Salvation Army. I chopped it off and wore it to school with a pair of silver platform sandals. I probably looked ridiculous, but in my memory, it was awesome.
I have frequented thrift stores ever since. Mainly due to my love of costumes. Incredible homemade costumes don't grow on trees...you have to create them!
I have also found some great deals on clothes and toys for my kids (and myself). Aaron does NOT share my love of thrift stores, so I generally avoid buying anything for him.
So when I heard that Bentonville was getting a Goodwill...naturally I was excited! (We have a Salvation Army that is gross and a Helping Hands that is way over-priced.)
I decided that I was going to head to the Goodwill on opening day last Thursday to dig for bargain-priced treasures. We had a 70's party to attend the next day and I still didn't know what I was going to wear. What luck!
The next day, this picture ran in the local paper. I have to add that this was the one and only picture with the article.
Besides the fact that Adeline and I are both making funny faces, it's not too bad.
Until you read the caption:
Adeline Patterson, 2, kicks back in a shopping cart Thursday as her mother, Aubrey, searches for clothes for their six-member family during the grand opening of the Goodwill Store and Donation Center in Bentonville.
Really? "Searches for clothes for their six-member family".
Thank goodness we now have a Goodwill in town so my kids won't be running around naked anymore.
If Adeline wasn't so darn cute, I wouldn't get stopped for this sort of thing. I would be able to slip inconspicuously in and out of the local Goodwill like everybody else.
I guess it doesn't bother me too much since I was back at the Goodwill again today snagging some deep blue velvet for a Medieval Party this Saturday. This time I made it out without being caught by the paparazzi :)