OUTFIT OF THE DAY
While thrifting in Toronto, I found this orange and navy sheer sleeveless top. I think it grabbed me because of the fabric (I’m always on the hunt for unique fabrics) the print (Have you noticed a trend in my outfits? Lotta prints going on) and of course the price! I found it at Kind Exchange and their wares range from super cheap (That’d be the $5 basement) to designer clothes at slashed prices so you and I can get it for what I like to call “normal price.”
When I entered the shoe section of Value Village, I was greeted by a WHOLE LOT of tall boots. Naturally, we don’t get as many secondhand boots in Florida, so I thought this would be the perfect thing to take advantage of while thrifting in a new city. I tried on these tall tan boots and was delighted to find how roomy they were in the tops. Usually, I need wide calf sizes and I’ve never ever been able to tuck jeans into boots like this. “These will be perfect next time I’m in a big city during winter,” I thought, scheming of our next adventure.
Then the temperature dropped below 70 (which is like below zero to Floridians) and I was tickled to use them now instead of waiting until the next vacation. As I was walking around our Airbnb, I noticed something. My left foot was a bit cramped, did I get the right size shoe? I took it off. Size 8. Problem is, I’m a 9. But I SWORE I looked at that and that these were 9s. Well, I must have only looked at the right shoe, because it IS a 9. How did someone donate a pair of boots in different sizes? And how had I NOT NOTICED this in the store??? Is there another pair of the exact same boots with a left 9 and a right 8?
I wore them anyway, and walked around for a little bit in the evening and this is what I learned: My left foot was less comfortable. BUT, had I been walking around in heels for that same length of time, both feet would have been even less comfortable. So for now I’ll hang onto them, wear them when I’m not going to be on my feet all day, and see if it’s possible to stretch out old boots.
This is the last post with photos taken in Toronto, but it is by no means the last of the thrifted treasures I found there.