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Thrift confession

I stopped in at a great local Salvation Army near my neighborhood in West Rogers Park neighborhood, which is one of my favorites. There have been times that I have visited this location and got totally lost looking at items in this store. I can always count on finding many things that I love in this thrift store; it has a great selection of jeans, cardigans, leather jackets, boots, electronics, and even books. Prior to arriving, I made it a goal to stay below $10, because I was sure that I would find something that I would like and eventually end up purchasing.

I remember as a kid dreading the visits with my mom to the thrift store, which were very boring, and they had boring “Old folks” clothing, but every now and then my mom would find something that I liked. As a kid, I would always walk over to the Humane Society to look at the pets, or even stay pinned up in the book section trying to keep myself occupied while she shopped at the boring thrift store.  Throughout the years, I have grown to love thrift stores, which stemmed from being exposed to many others with brands and items I love, and not boring thrifts like the ones I grew up visiting with my mom. I dreaded second hand clothing as a kid, but now as an adult, I welcome it from a fashion standpoint.

As for my confession, I looked around and fell in love with several items such as a faux leather jacket; a puffer jacket, and two cardigans, but my purchases that I left with were a poncho by Express brand for $3.74, and a pair of faux leather pants by Hennes & Mauritz brand for $4.99.

A featured shot of me wearing these clothing items can be viewed here:  Popcorn Fringe Trim Poncho & Faux leather pants

I love thrift shopping. You can get ten things because everything costs, like, three dollars. -Lorde

Popcorn Fringe Trim Poncho by Express

Faux Leather Pants by H&M

Faux Leather Pants by H&M

Popcorn Fringe Trim Poncho by Express

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Written by Thomas Gouard

I'm a military veteran, a Direct Support Professional for adults with disabilities, and a college student pursuing a career as a substance abuse counselor. Outside of that I'm a runner, cyclist, blogger, writer, and fashion lover. I fell in love with writing during my second semester of college, and have found joy's in expressing myself with it.


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    • Yes, indeed 🙂 I have one more final confession to share next week. Once i finish putting together the story, I’ll share my confessed purchase, and how many of those items i already have. I plan to add humor and a mention of hoarding items 🙂

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