Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
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She made me do it!

The other day, a friend from church called and asked if we would like to join her and another friend from church as they went thrift store shopping. We've been needing more church clothes for a while now, so we figured why the heck not. Well, I'll tell you why not--we don't have enough money to buy anything, period, that's why not. I warned our friend that we might not have any money (that was before I checked and found out that we definitely did not have any money in our clothing budget) in our clothing budget, and she said that's okay, we could just hang out with her and the other girl while they shopped.

Little did we know it was a trap! Dun dun DUN!!! Our friend, we'll call her Barbie, is the type of person who likes to dress everybody up. So she would be sorting through the clothes, and when she found something, she'd thrust it at one of us and say, "Try it on." Interesting thing about thrift store shopping, for the uninitiated: there aren't always dressing rooms. So we tried everything on over our clothes. It was kind of crazy.

And in the end! we got about six new dresses to wear to church. But they all only cost about $22, so it all worked out! Yay! The only problem is, when you buy stuff at a thrift store, especially when you want to dress modestly, you end up having to buy other stuff to cover up and to coordinate the whole outfit. So we also had to go to a different store to buy some camisoles, and to Walmart to get some black leggings for one of the dresses. (Barbie wanted us to get some black ballet flats at Payless, too, but we didn't like any of the ones they had there, and my current church shoes are black flats.) I can't complain, though, because we ended up not paying for our clothes at the thrift store, because they only take cash, and our other friend (we'll call her Midge) refused to let us pay the fee to get cash at the ATM there. So even though we had to buy extra stuff, we can still wait until we get another paycheck to pay our friend back.

After our new stylists chose those dresses for us, Barbie treated us all to lunch at Marie Callender's! I had been wanting to go there for pie for a looooong time, but our kind, caring friends insisted that we get something with protein. And since it was Barbie's treat, we didn't want to spend extra for pie. But! Midge ordered something that came with a free slice of pie, and she was kind enough to share it with us! And she even ordered chocolate satin. Mmmm...

So despite walking into a trap (I only say that because I think it's funny; it's really not a big problem), today has been a good day. Barbie told us to get a pink camisole to go with one of the blue dresses we got, even though the dress was in the car and we couldn't properly check the colors together. She insists that one of us wear it tomorrow anyway (she also insists that she remembered the dress's color and she knows they'll look good together), but she gave us permission to blame her if it looks bad.

Today I'm thankful for finding good church clothes at low prices, friends with decent fashion sense to help us choose clothes, getting to have chocolate satin pie, having water to drink, and getting home with time for more fun stuff.
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