I'm not sure if I can write this.
The emotions are still too strong; the wound still too raw.
(Be strong Miss B, be strong!)
Okay, here it goes.
Something terrible happened.
Something that shook me to the core.
Something that left me reeling, adrift and alone.
My favourite local op shop closed!
Oh Savers, I miss you so!
You were always so generous and bountiful, always providing me with lovely goodies to cherish and adore.
You were my safe haven when the world felt too crazy and hard.
You were my happy place where my spirit could refresh and renew and I would always leave your doors knowing that all was right in the universe once more.
And now you will never again welcome me with open arms.
(Short interlude filled with sobbing and moaning.)
Why Savers, why?
Sure your building was violating every building and safety code and it was only a matter of time before a terrible accident befell some hapless shopper in your almost derelict elevator.
But still I feel quite abandoned and rejected. Why did Savers not love me enough to stay?
(More sobbing and moaning.)
So, in honour of the fabulous Savers, I found my last Savers frocks to show off.
As soon as I saw this vintage frock with its joyous colours and floral print, I was smitten.
It had some minor sleeve issues (don't they all?) which I have now rectified, and I have to say, I think it is one of my all time favourite Savers finds.
These colours just make me happy. And really, shouldn't every frock make you happy?
And the sweet little bow and perfectly twirlable skirt make me smile.(And dance. Oh yeah this dress is just made for dancing!)
I also picked up this rather blah beige number because I fell for its adorable collar and lace detail.
See! Such a cute collar! I am definitely not in love with the boring colour so the frock awaits a more vibrant shade. I'm thinking apple green, but am open to suggestions if anyone has any great ideas.
I am trying to find consolation in the wonderful memories and gorgeous attire that Savers has provided me with over the years.
Just look at all these beauties!
And that is not all of my Savers haul! There is so much more!
Can you see why I will sorely miss them?
All hope is not lost though as I have been informed that they are trying to find some suitable premises in the local area. So until then, I have my memories (and a bloody lot of frocks!).