I believe in Karma and Fate. Unfortunately, my laptop is broken so I had to drive 25 minutes away to a Best Buy to see how badly it is going to hurt my wallet to have it fixed. After finding out that I have no warranty to fall back on, I left the store feeling deflated. My GPS told me to turn the wrong way down a one-way street, so I found myself driving in the opposite direction of my next stop.
Fueling my Love for Vintage Fashion
As I was trying to find my way back to the correct GPS route, I drove past a store that made me do a double take. It is called “Garage Sale Vintage”. There was no parking nearby, so I kept driving on. When I finally parked outside of a different store, I looked up “Garage Sale Vintage” to find out it was a much cooler store than I originally thought. I had to turn around and go back.
When I walked in, I felt a sense of calm. It seems unfair to refer to it as a store because it is so much more. There are old video games, a pool table, a vinyl room, and a bar. There were so many racks of clothing to choose from that were all fairly priced (if not a steal). I was wandering through the racks collecting my items to try on when I saw the most perfect shirt. I feel like I have been manifesting this shirt into existence. It is exactly what I had been looking for since February, my size, and a decent price.
Garage Sale Vintage has something for everyone. Not only did they sell clothing, but they had accessories and jewelry as well. It was a cool spot just to hang out, but an even better spot to feel inspired. In a weird way, I am happy my journey took me off the straight path forward to a random Best Buy. Otherwise, I never would have found my perfect top.
The Power of Positive Thinking
This is a true story about the power of positive thinking. It may sound ridiculous to some that I have been dreaming about a shirt that didn’t exist, but those who know me well, know this is my normal. This moment is made even sweeter that my perfect shirt was one that I thrifted. Shopping sustainably provides opportunities to foster a unique wardrobe, help save the planet, and find quality clothing on a budget.
Embrace the power of positive thinking. Put good vibes into the world. Manifest what you want to happen. The cost of not doing so is too high.
*There are a few locations of Garage Sale Vintage. So far, they are in Denver & Lakewood, CO and Nashville, TN.