“Clothes and courage have much to do with each other.” ― Sara Jeannette Duncan
This weekend I went shopping at my favorite place – Value Village. Living in a small city in Alaska with next to nothing for shopping it is hard to be unique. It’s not uncommon for everyone you know to show up wearing the same *hot new* outfit or shoes from Sears. If you are not wearing it you probably have it.
I’m the type of person that has to be unique. I HATE it when I see someone with the same outfit and I’ll probably not wear it for a while if I do. Well, this weekend at the thrift store was so much fun. I found a funky light weight leather jacket patch-worked together with crochet thread. I know that sounds kinda scary but it’s all one color – a warm mustard color. It’s perfect for fall and I love it! It only has two buttons so I’m going to replace them. They were made from the same thread that connects the patches of leather and I think some cool wooden buttons would look better. I found several neat tops and skirts, a slouchy pair of green cords and a nice black cold weather jacket that looks like f aux shear skin.
Of course I support the cause and donate things too. I always get a chuckle when I see something that was mine. Out with the old and in with the new.
Clothes can definitely give a person courage and even a little spunk.