You know you are a thrifter when, you dream about fabulous thrifted finds...
Friends, I have been under the weather the past few days, so maybe it was just all of the cold medicine I was taking that coaxed this amazing dream from my noggin, but it was so vivid. Vivid enough that when I woke up I had to think to myself, "did that just really happen!"
Here's how it went down, in my dream that is...I was at my new fave G-dub (Goodwill for all my newer readers) and was flipping through the racks of dresses. The color of the week was green, so that meant the green tagged items were 99 cents. I came across this gorgeous ivory gown that was encrusted in gold beading and sequins and just overall buttery, it was 99 cents. Then I looked at the tag...Christian Lacroix!! I quickly clung the item towards me, as to not have it picked off by another Goodwill patron. Gasp, could it be true?!! I looked at the tag again, and it was. This dress wasn't my size, but to even be holding it made me feel special. "It's going in one of my shops", I thought to myself.
I then overheard two ladies the next aisle over discussing how they heard a large estate of designer clothing had just arrived at the store. She stated that she had seen a Christian Lacroix dress in the aisle they were in, but couldn't remember where. I was on the hunt! Salivating at the mouth, I quickly turned the corner to their aisle and started flipping through clothing. In my dream I had one lady on either side of me flipping through the rack, and I was in the middle. It was a race to the Lacroix!
Flipping...flipping...seeing beads and sequins...focus on labels...elbows out so they can't get closer...yes, there it was! Just as I grabbed the hanger, the other patron grabbed the side of the dress. I shot her a look of a mama bear protecting her cubs and she released the gilded satin frock with another green 99 cent tag attached.
It was over, I was victorious, I was in the presence of greatness, and about to own it...Lacroix.
I would photograph these two gowns for my stores as if they were being worn by Claudia, Cindy, or Naomi, all of the uber-model greats of yesteryear. I would enjoy having them for a short time and then pass them along to another person who would appreciate them just as much as I did.
What an awesome dream! Maybe this is an omen or something that I must be on the lookout for?
Have you had a 'thrifting dream'? Leave the deets in the comments, I'd love to hear about them!