05 March 2008

it was a dark room and i just had to do it.

Warning: Badly written short story of my day. But what post on this blog isn't a badly written story about my day? Anyway. Go forth, you've been warned.

The four girls trudged along, fighting against the wind and bitter cold with bright stockings and killer hair. Having just been dismissed from school, the four teenage girls were both suitably exhausted and extremely anxious to get to their sanctuary--their saving grace--their store.

Another Man's Treasure.

*insert trumpets here*

Oh yes, too long had past since they had been in the store, and the girls were almost trembling to paw through the racks of vintage clothing and racks of gorgeous shoes. They could almost hear the music of the store in their ears.....

They turned the knob to enter.


Ok, enough of that. It wasn't that dramatic. (I only hugged the racks twice.)

But yes, It's been probably a month and a half since I've been to Another Man's Treasure, which is the best thrift store in my area. I missed it terribly, but I've been reluctant to go until I saved up $80+. I spent $20 or around that yesterday so I did have that much on me at one point, but I decided to just go today because Abigail was going to strangle me otherwise. I don't think blue would be a nice skin color for me, so I just said hell with it and off we went.

I was a bit disappointed with the clothes, but it was kind of understandable that the racks weren't as promising because the last time we went, there was a huge t-shirt and sales rack. No more, sadly.....half the t-shirts rack had been stolen and the entire sales rack with it. Both were displayed outside the small shop before and after the robbery the store owner decided to get rid of it completely. I was in shock and still am. I have no doubts it was the local school, but that doesn't make it any better.

Still, I went through the shoes and dresses dutifully. The dresses I wanted from last visit were still there but weren't marked down any so I just went over them. There was this great oversized T-shirt I wanted to buy but $25 for a big T is a bit much when I could probably get one from my Uncle's House for free. So I skipped over it and just looked around.

D: So disappointing! Nothing caught my eye (or my wallet to be more honest with myself) and I was about to leave, when a flash of black and white caught my eye. I craned my neck to see past Zoe's huge shoulder (haha, Zoe) and I went through the motions.

These are the motions:
  1. Wail. "OH MY GOD" "AHHH" "HOLY MACKEREL" or something to that effect. I am a dramatic shopper, let it be known.
  2. Point frantically. Avoid poking people's eyes out when doing so.
  3. Demand the price and size.
  4. Squeal and run away in a circle while waiting.
  5. Begin process again if size and price is right.
Oh yes. I went through all the motions. Very much so. But how often is it when you see something you hear church bells? Not very often for me. But I had good reason.

I shall let you dwell upon this for tonight. That is all.

Edit: Nevermind.

CHRISTIAN WON. YES LIFE IS SWEET. All is right in the world and the flowers pick themselves! Or at least for tonight. VICTORY.



Zoë said...


lol and you were very accurate with when you found the shoes, except for the part where you were like 'OMG THEY ARE BROWN I WISH THEY WERE BLACK UGH I WANT THEM TO BE BLACK THEY WOULD BE 98709808 TIMES HOTTER'

Belle said...

yeah, yeah yeah. brown is growing on me though. they're still prance-worthy, no?

Belle said...

Cute shoes. I wish there was some great vintage/thrift place in my area...maybe there are and I havent looked hard enough.

bianca banca said...

thank you for the comment
lovely shoes!!!
haha. and cute story

Belle said...

another belle! deja vu much? hahaha. Thanks. ;) I'm sure there are,look on salvation army's website and see if they have a location near you? goodwill is quite common too.

No problem bianca, hope all goes well with the Exchange Student. Thanks!

Wendy said...

Good lord, I would have leaped exactly like that man if I found those babies! I am so envious right about now, but I guess we're even on vintage finds because I got that floral dress.

And next Friday, the thrift store I go to is having a 50% off sale. I am so darn excited!

bewkworm said...

OMGOMGOMG, HE WON, FUCK YES, HE WON. FUCK YES, HE WAS THE SHIT, THAT REECES PEICES DRESS, O.o. everything was so amazing, like, dear god, i wanted to cry. those two brown and cream dresses were like candy for my eyes. christians was really SHA-POW AND KA-ZAM AND YAO-ZA. I'm elaborating for you.

Zoë said...


Belle said...

the more the better. this is fashion and runway, not a freaking outlet mall!

Kira Fashion said...


that shoes and that waistcoat are two classics! i love it!

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