I want to start by thanking everyone for the very positive response to my post yesterday. I just love the blogging community!
Now I bring you Shonda from The Rosy Road with her tips for thrifting shoes!
Hello everyone, Shonda here from the Rosy Road. I am a wife to my sweety and mommy to our four kiddos. I have an etsy shop where I sell my favorite creations, crocheted rosette necklaces.
My blog is an extension of my shop where I share about my rosy adventures in mothering, yarning and treasure hunting.
I am so grateful to share with all you Blue Eyed Owl readers a few tips on thrifting, specifically thrifting for shoes. I personally have no problem with wearing previously used shoes. However, I realize some have an intense aversion to buying other peoples' cast-offs. That's kind of understandable, but after reading these tips, maybe you'll want to give it a try.
Here's a few steps I implement to take the "eww" out of shoe shopping at the thrift store:
1. Choose only shoes that have very little wear or look brand new. (remember to check the soles too)
2. Wear socks when trying on shoes.
3. Make sure your selections fit well (on both feet). I don't know how many times I have brought home shoes that did not fit well and ended up not wearing them. Since learning the hard way, on occasion I have worn a pair around the whole store while shopping to make sure they fit properly.
4. Remind yourself what an awesome deal your getting. Most of the shoes I choose are about 20% the cost of the comparable new shoe price.
5. After getting home with your shoe purchase(s), spray the inside of them with a disinfectant. After that, shake in some anti-fungal powder.
That's it! How do you feel about shoe shopping at the thrift store?
Visit Shonda Here...
Here is my score for the week...1920's & 1930's National Geographic Magazines I can't wait to dig into these! (yes, I'm that big of a nerd.)
Alright, here are my favorites from the last link-up...
I really like this project from Number Fifty-Three. I love old silver dishes, why not treat them like the work of art they are!
This thrifty jewelry display at One Woman's Haven is to die for...
It's Still Life scores a boat-load of vintage hats. I am completely obsessed with these two.
Alright, what else did you score!