Saturday, June 7, 2008

Shopping Delight

I'm up bright and early...well for a Saturday I am. Mainly because Boomer decided it was time for me to be up. So he insisted on laying over my neck until I jumped out of bed. Silly dog!

I'm off to Lake Charles for the second weekend in a row. I've decided to hit the thrift store today. I need a few more pieces for my work wardrobe and so I'm going to venture to the huge Goodwill that's in Lake Charles. I don't like to brag, but I'm a fantastic thrift store shopper. My friends all ask me how I can find these deals and they can't, but it takes a practiced eye. I've been shopping at Goodwill with my mom since I was a wee tot.

I've even got some of my friends hooked on shopping there now. When I come back home to Oklahoma, my friend Gina and I always try to go there. I'll let you in on a little secret. That's where I got my wedding dress. It all actually happened by chance. Gina and I were shopping there and I happened to notice this gorgeous wedding dress there. I looked at the size, perfect size for me. I tried it on, it fit perfectly! The only thing that it needed was a new zipper and dry-cleaning. So, I got my wedding dress for $75 bucks. Quite a story huh? Yeah..I think so too.

Well, I'm off to my Mecca. I can hear it calling my name.

"Melissa...come shop at know you can't stay away..."

Who am I to argue with that? Ha ha


Caitlin said...

Haha you are a wedding genius! I hate planning too because when I plan I go into overdrive and burn myself out. Sometimes I'm just sitting around trying to bounce ideas of off Rob and he gets annoyed beause there's no reason to plan right now, haha. So it sounds good to not have to plan. :) Have fun shopping!

Anonymous said...

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Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I'd go shopping with you! I am also a lover of the thrift store. It's amazing what you can find there! Hope you had fun!