Wednesday, March 6, 2013

televangelist pat robertson: rebuke spirits from thrifted clothes

You can thank ECOUTERRE for bringing you this story, because I was nowhere near Monday's episode of the 700 Club, when Pat Robertson responded to an e-mail from Carrie who wanted to know if her mother was right about her needing to pray over all her thrift store finds, lest she be saddled with previously attached demons.

To be fair, Robertson did say that he didn't think EVERY Goodwill sweater came with spirits to be rebuked.  He just said it wouldn't hurt you to rebuke any spirits that might have attached themselves to the clothes.  He even supported his position with a story he heard about "this little Philippine girl"  who had gotten attached to this ring that had been prayed over by this witch who had put a spirit in it and "and all hell broke loose because she finally recognized what it was.” (Ecouterre)

Pat Robertson. Can't stop, won't stop.
Here he is in full glory:

Friday, March 1, 2013

the blue shirt obsession

Last summer I fell for the blue shirt all over again.  Found myself wanting one, just to mix into my wardrobe, then another.  Next thing I knew, I'd started a mini collection.  Got all three of these, on separate occasions from my neighborhood Goodwill; 5 bucks each.

photos: ellis peters
Can't wait to pull them back out when temperatures warm up. 
What staples are you bringing back next summer? What pieces do you think you'll always have in your wardrobe?

Monday, December 3, 2012

ready, set, thrift! @ goodwill thursday!

Wish you could recreate your favorite runway outfit without breaking the bank?
Want to look like a million dollars at the next holiday party for no more than $50?

Then head to Goodwill's first thrift shopping challenge event this Thursday, December 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chelsea boutique.
103 West 25th Street
New York, NY 1001
Phone: (646) 638-1725

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey has collaborated with blogger Patrice J. Williams of Looking Fly on a Dime, to bring you Ready, Set, Thrift! Winners of 2 scavenger hunts will get a $50 Goodwill gift card and winners of the Best Thrifter and Recreate the Runway Look challenges will get to keep the outfits they put together!

Monday, July 9, 2012

soda tabs = double hangers

saw this shared on facebook today, and had to pass it on ... love the simplicity of this idea.  soda tabs, and voila! double hangers...
via Idea Bottle :

at the thrifted we love finding new ways to recycle.  what are some of your favorite, most ingenious recycling tips?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

the anywhere black sac dress

it almost looked like nothing on the hanger it was so simply cut and detailed.  a sac.  but that was also the charm of this black dress.  i didn't even try it on before buying it. knowing it was my size was enough.   jackie pulled it off the rack, and i immediately saw it working so many ways -- at work with a pair of chuck taylors, or a fancy party with a strappy heel and a clutch, all in pure silky soft comfort ... and all for only $10.

photos: ellis peters
buffalo exchange
114 west 26th st.
new york, ny 10001
212. 675.3535

Monday, July 2, 2012

tobacco brown - the bag

the new brown bag ... an unexpected but welcomed addition to the wardrobe.  the perfect way to rekindle the thrifter in me, dormant for some time.  i haven't needed much, but i have had my eye out for the perfect (for me) black bag for quite some time now.
i'll know it when i see it.  it's what i was looking for when i found the last bag i carried everyday for a long time -- a gold tote that was perfect in every way except color.  i did come to appreciate it for it did work, in an attractive way, making it possible for me to have the daily bag setup that works for me, a couple of inconspicuous outside pockets for often reached for things (cell, metrocard, quick in-out-done, no digging needed), and enough interior room for a couple of what-ifs like a book, or a scarf, in addition to basics like wallet and keys...
went to buffalo exchange on 26th st. i didn't even know they had a chelsea location until  my friend jackie suggested it during a recent hang. i didn't find the perfect black bag, but i did fall hard for this number ... jackie called the color 'tobacco brown'.

photos: Ellis Peters

i immediately liked the bag so much, i didn't hesitate to replace the gold tote with it even though it's a smaller bag.  i decided i didn't need all those what-if's after all.  'plus i never did really fill the gold tote,' i said to myself, 'i'll just edit down... way worth $30'
it was like the tentative beginning of a possible relationship with a gorgeous partner who may or may not have enough room for all of  me in the end ... to be continued, but for now, tobacco brown.  yes.
what about you? what's your favorite bag like? do you have an everyday one? do you switch often? how many do you own? i could go on.  i'm always curious about these things.  do tell.