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3.28.2011

she's not...too sexy for your shirt







It never used to occur to me that thrift stores were for anything else but finding sweet second hand furniture, books, knick knacks or fabric. But in the last few years i have come to learn that if you have daughters that need new clothes (and your husband is a full time student)...hit up your local Savers (i specify savers cause they are much more organized than other thrift stores and also Good Will is the thrift Devil is overpriced and cluttered. Last week Elyott and I scoured through its filmy racks like it was no body's business. I think since little girls usually have so many clothes and they grow faster than they can make them disgusting, we always hit the jackpot. However don't waste your time looking for your 3-8 year old son...unless you like faded pokemon halftops.

Since Elyott is a blogger now (private), and a girl, the only logical thing she could think to do next was a fashion show, duh. Here's a little nugget of her adorableness:
"Welcome to Elyott's thrift store girls fashion show! 
Today i went to Savers with my Mom and i felt very grown up because there were some baskets that had wheels on the bottom and they had a handle like a small cart. So...I got to pick my own clothes and i tried on pretty much a million things!" 

Take your daughters! Make it a date (with some hand sanitizer of course and the promise of ice cream, since it's kind of a weird/disgusting date). It is always a confidence booster for girls to get new clothes. And don't be scared because, while they are in the dressing room trying stuff on, you can slowly swap out the various (nasty) pink leopard jumpers or puffy sleeved silk and toile bridesmaid dresses (of which she has inevitably filled her cart) with the items that won't make her throw up when she looks back at her childhood photos :)


team Boo 's you


p.s. if you've ever had a "team Boo dream" (as a few of you have expressed) don't feel dumb....last night i had a dream that i was Justin Bieber's bodyguard slash (non-romantic) date for his high school prom. shame.

13 comments:

chelsey meyer said...

bahhhhaha love your dream. and natural hospital birth with midwife and doula...insurance covers more of it than the homebirth.

Bekah: said...

I love the color of your front door.

I love that she has more than one pair of yellow shoes.

I'm not quite a thrifter but often wish I was. My sister Kate lives for thrifting and finds the coolest stuff ever. I feel brave and get all pumped to go and then I get too germaphobe and kinda freak out. But even ross does that to me so maybe I'm not made for it. I dunno?

Brissa said...

aahahaha. thanks for making me feel less weird about my dream. oh, and savers is the best thing to ever happen to me. one day i found the most perfect red boots but decided to wait to buy them (DUMB). when i went back the next day they were gone. it was heart breaking.

Renee said...

Are you joking?? We need to swap thrift stores (except now that I know you're east-side, we probably do go to the same one. Weird.) because I can ONLY find cute boy clothes. They've got Raglan tees, cute little boy ties, and corduroy pants, all of which can't be found ANYWHERE else. Keep an eye out, I swear.

She's still my favorite "Kid of a Blogger". Love that style.

Two Happy Hearts said...

aw she's so adorable! she did a wonderful job choosing her own clothes :D

Melissa {TheScarletCardinal} said...

water almost shot out my nose when I read about your bieb dream.

Note to self: empty mouth before reading Team Boo.

LG said...

oh how fun! I always LOVED picking out my own clothes when I was little! Made me feel so grown up!!!

prettybaby said...

she looks smashing. our thrift stores are very un-fun for clothing. that dream definitely means something, i'll think it over & let you know. xx

rachel june* said...

all about perspective and you got a good one here. makes me want to get out, plug my nose and dig sift through some clothes w/ my girl.

Lisa said...

Awe, Elyott's take on the whole thing is so freaking cute. And love a post dedicated to Saver's rather than CrewCuts (not that I'm hatin' on CrewCuts, just their outrageous prices, so I guess I am sorta hatin).

MaryPosa said...

So, I'm not the only one who's had a team Boo dream? Weird, and awesome.
At least it was Justin Bieber and not, like, Gilbert Gottfried or something. You've got that going for you.

Once in high school, I got the most amazing dress at Savers. It was covered in pink and white owls. Then I let a friend borrow it and never saw it again. Lame. But Yay for savers just the same.

abby said...

that elyott is just the darlingest. i mean it. she's got panache.

Erica said...

She has the beginnings of a little fashionista! Great job Mom, teaching her how to create her OWN style!!

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