The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
In order to thrift work clothes successfully, one must not be too married to your regular sizes. Oh how formal! One must have stumbled upon the wrong blog!
For example, I was visiting a consignment store with my mother when I spied this Loft jacket. As soon as I saw it was size zero, I laughed and moved to put it back. But my mom urged me to try it on, “You never know!” She was right. It did fit, proving you never know if something will fit until you try it on.
Same went for the Jones New York skirt, waiting patiently for me at our big central GoodWill. It’s a size 8, and possibly vintage, which means it will run smaller, but still, it was a reach for me. But I loved the quality of the construction, the full lining, and the heavy, swirly plaid fabric, so I tried it on for grins and giggles. It is a bit too big and sits low on my hips, but all the better to throw some extra layers on underneath for days the temperatures get barely above freezing.
Ever tried on something you coveted in a size you were sure would not fit, only to discover it seemed to be made for you (or you could make it work)?