One of my clothing wishes from my last post has already come true! I went to a new, hole-in-the-wall thrift store yesterday, and behold! There was this denim jacket in my size just hanging there waiting for me. I tried it on and it fit! A denim jacket for the price of a Starbucks drink. 3 dollars, people! *Cue mini happy dance* I also found a cute silk scarf/bandana thing for a buck.
This brings me to a confession. Before now, I haven't always washed everything I've thrifted before I've worn it. I know, I know, that's probably gross. Most thrift stores usually seem pretty clean and stuff, so I just haven't bothered a lot of the time. But after today, I think I will always wash my thrifting finds. My sisters informed me that the store I found the jacket and scarf at smelled bad (I hadn't noticed. Wonder what that says?) so I determined to hand wash them quickly just to get any smells out. This was perfect for the scarf, but when I started washing the jacket, the water was turning dirty pretty quickly and I got a little grossed out. So into the washing machine it went. Now it's clean and fresh and ready to be worn. Sorry if I've disturbed you with my little story. ;)
I have a second story about thrifting and washing. Remember that dress I thrifted a few weeks ago? This one?
After I had worn it once, I found a stain on it (should have checked in the store...), so I was going to try to wash it out. It was "handwash only", so that's what I did. But the color started running! NooooOOOooooo!!! So now the pretty white flowers are bluish. Bummer.
See the damage? If any of you have any ideas on how to remedy this problem, please, please let me know! My dress and I beg you. If worse comes to worst, I'll just cut the bottom off and turn it into a top. But I'd still like to know if you have any suggestions first. Thanks!