So! This morning I was dragging myself upstairs for coffee when my coworker stopped me to tell me she’d seen a sign for a “Wedding Extravaganza” going on in the thrift store up the street.Huh, I thought. No thanks. I think I’ll just have some coffee instead. Besides, am I really going to buy a wedding dress at the same place I bought Tiny Grim? I think not. My coffee buddy and I went upstairs, got our delicious caffeine juice, and went back to work.
At noon, I told my boss I was running out to the pharmacy. After I picked up my prescription zit cream, I figured I might as well go over and sign up for a slot at the gym while I was out. On my way to the gym, I passed the thrift store and saw the “Wedding Extravaganza” signs my coworker had mentioned. Huh, I thought. It looks like they actually have a lot of dresses in there. That’s weird. And then I walked by, went to the gym and signed myself up for a date with elliptical machine #2.
On the way back, I passed the thrift store again. Huh, I thought. There sure are a lot of people in there. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to stop in and look.
It turns out that by “Wedding Extravaganza”, they actually meant “Big Charity Event,” (I should mention that this thrift store is affiliated with a major hospital, and that all proceeds go to the hospital) which in turn meant, “An upscale bridal boutique donated a whole bunch of brand new designer dresses and we’re selling them for $250 each. Oh, and half of them are from the line you’ve been drooling over since you went wedding dress shopping with your mom back in March. Take a look!”
And so, I looked. I found. I tried on. I purchased. I love.
(Pictures after the jump)