Jan 17, 2013

Wanderers Row

coat: thrifted (J Crew)    hat: gifted    sweater: Target    blouse: thrifted (GAP)    leggings: Apricot Lane    boots: Itasca

There is a law, irrevocably decreed in the thrift store handbook, that as the women pillage and plunder through piles of clothes, that the men will all gravitate to the furniture section. I like to call this gazer row, because you see, the men they will sit on this furniture that is lined up as far as the eye can see and as you walk by they'll follow you with their squinty man eyes, ALL THE WAY DOWN THE AISLE. They'll turn and exchange glances with the other men as if to say, "Get a load of this hoarder!" and then when you turn to look at them, they'll just pat the arms of the chair they're sitting in like they're focusing real hard and pondering whether their chair is sturdy enough for them. Yes, wanderers row I call it. So today, I'm at the thrift store, and I really want to get to the suitcase section, which of course, in order to do so I must walk straight by wanderers row, and as I walked by there they were, about 7 men all sitting next to each other in grandma Lazy Boy's, you know the velvet ones that leave lines all over your face when you accidentally take a snoozer at your grandma's house. Yeah those ones. So they're all just sitting there gazing, and I thought to myself, "Sarah, what if you just stop and then just stare right back at 'em! Yeah that'll really show them!" So without even thinking about it, I stopped mid step, turned to gazers row, and stared right back. Well my friends, it was the most awkward staring contest that I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. After about fifteen seconds one of the men just said, "Hello??" to which I just triumphantly turned and kept walking towards my beloved 70's suitcases. Sarah: 1 Gazers: 0. Until next time my sleepy looking dwellers. Until next time.


  1. i keep forgetting about that fox sweater i have!! it looks so cute on you :)

  2. HAHA! You speak truth!
    My husband has taken to timing me on our trips to thrift stores--I get 20 minutes (he hates going to thrift stores, and I tend to take FOREVER). I have much more fun going by myself :)

  3. Love the sweater sooo much! :)


  4. Such a funny post :). I love your blog!

    Rachael xx.


  5. I love that sweater! Great colors for right now!

    xo, Amy

  6. I have experienced the awkwardness of wanderers row. Cheers for winning the staredown!
    You look beautiful my dear~

  7. Adorable!!! Love, love, love!

  8. I love that you just stopped and stared! Hilarious! Love your fox sweatear!

  9. Sarah your fox sweater is soooo cute... love it with the gingham! Lovely winter look!

    Catherine x

  10. I love this sweater! So cute! Also, can't believe that you thrifted that coat - great find there, chica!

    Also, I have never observed this 'Wanderers Row' (probably too busy trying to pounce on the dresses) but I am definitely going to watch for that next time.

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  12. Heeeeey, Foxy Lady! I think I need to spend more thrift-time. Mostly because I am now considering this a personal challenge to stare down the d00ds.

  13. That jumper is just adorable!

  14. you are so precious! I never see that at my local thirfting venues. I wish... Your outfit is so cute! I love how perfect and comfy it looks!

  15. I once dropped my basket in front of a man just sitting in the furniture section. He continued to stare at me the entire time I picked up the contents. It was terrifying. Adorable, as always.

  16. You are so brave! It's always a goal of mine to NOT make eye contact with anyone in the thrift store. Then again, the people sitting in the furniture row down here are usually schizophrenic.

  17. You are hilarious!! I know exactly what men you are talking about, it's super annoying. I hate walking past there. I wish I could stare right back!

  18. Just had to let you know I remembered seeing this on your blog and thought you would enjoy seeing our group/ swap blog "Flock Together" remix the same sweater! :)

    Thanks again for the awesome stamp giveaway!
    xo hannah