This is post about embracing your inner Blanche/Dorothy/Grandma.
While strolling around San Carlos this weekend, I discovered a wonderful antique store, Laurel Street Antiques and Collectibles. They carry a wide assortment of home goods, knick knacks, jewelry and apparel and the salespeople couldn’t have been nicer. I can’t wait to go back! I found these great scarves for a whopping total of $15:
And these sassy heels (made in Spain, real leather, barely worn and unbelievably comfortable) for $16:
I never thought I’d be ok with second hand shoes (general ick factor) and I certainly didn’t picture myself as a wearer of silk scarves. But a year of not shopping can do crazy things to a lady and I’ve now been catapulted to geriatric shopping status.
When I got home and stowed away these new purchases, I eyed a few things in my closet that I knew I was truly not going to wear anymore. Two minutes of perusal yielded a grocery bag of clothes to donate or swap. It feels great to get rid of some of the dead weight of the closet and to have found a few well-made second-hand accessories that can change up a whole outfit!
Now, off to eat my prunes and watch my “stories”!