Thrifting success or failure depends on one’s mood. If I’m cranky, everything looks like dirty junk. If I’m in a good mood, there are treasures for the taking. I progressed through both states today. I began the experience irritated with the weather and work. I’m ashamed to say that seeing my friend, Leah, didn’t snap me out of it. Finding a silk romper, on a totally random rail, did. And then things just improved from there.

I don’t need any more coats or jackets, so I just browsed to entertain myself while I awaited my friend. I gasped when I saw the same green peacoat I donated in Cincinnati. (It must be a different coat, right?) I do not intend to repurchase it, but did consider the cropped faux fur coat, faux leather hoodie jacket, and suede Guess duster.

This store organizes shoes by size. The boots are in their own section, also arranged by size. I’ve been looking for a pair of red cowboy boots since I was in Annie Get Your Gun in 2011. They finally found me! Leah found a pair of stompers that reminded her of her teen years.

The gloomy weather had me craving a knitted cocoon, but maybe not a fleece jacket featuring dogs and apples.

At this location, most of the jewelry is sealed in plastic bags and hung on the endcaps. Although Leah tells me that brooches are “in,” I have no desire to add to my brooch collection. I did, however, think this Santa sherriff star was funny.

Dressing Room
I only brought three things into the dressing room to try on:

The white cocoon is a “no.” The turtleneck sweater is a “yes.” (I intend it to replace the black turtleneck sweater I am wearing.)

I was undecided on the silk romper, so I asked my Facebook and Instagram peeps. FB was mostly “yes” and Insta was 100% “yes.”

I bought the romper ($6.99), turtleneck sweater ($5.99), western boots ($20.20), and assorted housewares.

People often ask me how I get so “lucky” at the thrift store. I answer that it’s less luck and more attitude. It’s the Law of Attraction: with a positive mindset (or one score in hand), the treasures find you.

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Kasmira Kit


  1. Sheila (of Ephemera)

    January 15, 2017

    I enjoy shopping with you – that store reminds me very much of our Value Villages up here. I have experienced similar mood-influencing shops! When you’re feeling positive, all the treasures just jump out of you, but grumpiness means everything is stained, ripped or doesn’t fit. Gah.

    • Kasmira Kit

      January 15, 2017

      Thanks for (virtually) coming with me! I have a lot of fun taking pics to share with you – especially of the weirder things!

  2. Diana

    January 15, 2017

    I live in a small enough town that I frequently see my donations hanging up in the store! It’s a very strange feeling, and sometimes I do reconsider an item. Have yet to repurchase, though.

    • Kasmira Kit

      January 15, 2017

      I feel sad when my things don’t sell right away!

  3. Lorena

    January 18, 2017

    Agree, the jumper was a great buy.

    • Kasmira Kit

      January 18, 2017

      Thanks! I have yet to wear it – it has been so cold and rainy! Definitely not silk romper weather.

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