That’s right, like many other bloggers out there I went and popped some tags this week to participate in the (Completely Unofficial) Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge, created by the folks at Young House Love. If you have no idea what I’m talking about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are rappers and they have a song about thrifting, awesome right? They actually play the song on the radio here in Richmond, and the first time I heard it I was like “Wow, this is the stupidest song ever.” Now, it’s my jams. Never heard the song? You’re welcome.
THRIFT SHOP (PG Radio Edit Clean version) – MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS FEAT. WANZ from Garrett Wesley Gibbons on Vimeo.
The point of the challenge is to go to your local thrift shop with only “$20 in [your] pocket” and find some awesome stuff, plus a few extras from the song. When I went I only had $10 in my pocket, so I just went with that. This is my game face.My local Good Will was PACKED when I went on my lunch break on Tuesday. There were so many people, so I tried to be really covert in my photo snapping. You don’t want people at the thrift store to think you’re weird. Due to the large amounts of people, and my time limit of 30 minutes the pickings were slim (and overpriced) but I did manage to find a “broken keyboard.” There was also this big a$$ fur coat. So stylish. But I went to the thrift store on a mission, buy something I actually want/need. I recently ordered some prints on Etsy for a Valentine’s gift for me and the hubs (you’ll have to wait to see them since Jesse reads this sometimes) and they needed frames. These 2 were $2.50 each. I’m thinking I’ll either spray paint them black or maybe Rub ‘N Buff them. And the shirt underneath the frames? Well I’m proud to say that it was my first ever thrift shop clothing purchase. I plan on washing it about 15 times, but I think it’s pretty cute and was only $4.Three things for $10 = not bad in my book. I’m sure some of you more skilled thrifters could get a better deal, but this is something to be proud of for me.
Did anyone else participate in the Thrift Shop Challenge? What’d you get for you $20? Something hella tight?