HAND-ME DOWNS Yesterday, my sister, mom, and I made a quick detour in our exclusion to visit a small tucked away antique store that we’d never ventured in before. Although I love antique stores, I never fail to feel extremely intimidated by the pricing and the owners. The pricing can be too pricy for my likings. The owners can be predators. All I really want to do whenever I visit a store is to browse around and get ideas for myself, just to see what there is. I’m like this when I go to the mall as well. However, at the mall the sales associates are the predators. I suppose I am quite fortunate that I am not a shopaholic and I really do value hard earned money and keep in mind practicality.
At the antique store my mom and I found a gorgeous circular metal plate thing that was dented and carved and painted into this beautiful Egyptian portrait. It was stunning. It was mesmerizing. It was antique… It was sourced from a thrift store (price sticker half scratched off). This was quite discouraging. We would have been better off going to a local thrift store to find cool antiques. Especially since he was selling it for 25$ – but so kindly reduced it to 10$ for us since he forgot to put a pricing on it. Gee thanks. We ended up walking away.
My jacket is a hand-me down from Jones New York. My scarf was scavenged at a Brandy Melville warehouse sale. The black blouse and scarf were thrifted. The shorts are hand-me downs. The socks were from Target when Target existed in Canada fort hat one year. The shoes are G.H. Bass & Co.