Back in the days of purple/orange/yellow hair, I ADORED shopping at the thrift store AMVets.
It seemed like I was always able to find some jewel, a diamond in the rough… something that someone thought was “so last season” but it’s a non-acid wash pair of jeans, those never go out!
A couple times a year, they’d have half-off-everything sales and I mean, really, why pay fifty bucks for a pair of jeans to have to break them in and have them shrink in the dryer?!?
Last night, I was feeling saucy and decided to make a stop at the AMVets a township over.
I mean, hm.
Have my tastes changed? I’ve always been a “classic look” kinda girl: jeans, non-printed/non-patterned shirts, plain sweaters, nothing bold or outrageous… I was hard pressed to find items.
I did end up with a black long-sleeve Gap shirt with some little (like, 2″x2″) geometric jewel design and a purple (IMAGINE THAT!) sweater. I also needed to find Steve some Halloween costume supplies (he’s going as Ray Munson from the movie “Kingpin”) because I REFUSE to pay retail for pants that are a) ugly and b) going to be worn once. I found a pair of blue polyester pants and some plaid pants.
I left feeling disappointed.
I mean, which one of us has changes? AMVets or Me?
I thought classic was classic… maybe I was wrong.
Did I spend a large number of years in a delusional state, thinking I looked “okay” when I looked like a train wreck?
We’ll file this session under: Non-Existent Complexes