Some people turn to gardening for rest and relaxation. Others knit or colour or – the one that puzzles me most – exercise (!). When I need some comfort, I like to go thrifting. Even if in a fictional scenario I don’t buy anything, I still find it calming especially when I go with good friends like I did last night! My friend Julie needed a fancy dress and a party dress and was about to get one from a consignment shop… Although beautiful, secondhand and cheaper than regular retail, I knew she needed to give VV Boutique a look before committing $150 to a consigned dress she will likely wear a couple of times. I assured Julie that I am the Dress Queen since I have xxx number of dresses and we set out along with our partner in action, Brenda. I didn’t snap a lot of shots because I was just having fun, just doing my version of self-care with no agenda except to be with favourite people in a favourite place doing a favourite thing.
So I found the mustard jacket and a pretty scarf you’ll see in a sec, Julie found 3 dresses for a fraction of what she was going to spend on one, and Brenda scored a beautiful Mexx floral dress! Success!
Sure, sure, it *might* have been the excellent company of my friends but I felt comforted indeed and my “new” scarf reminds me of them and the evening, so the comfort can live on! It can live right on into the pre-op room tomorrow when I’m finally rescheduled to have my foot surgery SO expect a little hiatus around these parts and do some comfort thrifting in the meantime!