To thrift or not to thrift, that is the question. I know that some people visit thrift stores frequently, some occasionally stop by one, and others will not go in a thrift store at all. If you have looked at any of my posts, you will see the word thrifted in many of my What I Wore descriptions. As a blog reader, I sometimes see others mention that the item they are wearing is thrifted. I have to let you in on a secret, sometimes when I see that word, I'm tempted to be bummed. Seeing that word means I will not be able to find that exact item at my local Target, JCP, Forever 21 or Macy's. But, instead of being bummed, I think - Wow! If she found a great sweater/jeans/purse maybe I can too! I try to take the idea of the outfit and put together my own version using similar items or colors. I love brand new clothes, but if I can get a brand new (tags still on it) Banana Republic top for $3.89 instead of $49.50, why shouldn't I buy the $3.89 top? Are you a thrift store shopper, or do have a hard time finding good resale stores where you live?