A few friends have asked how I find so much at thrifts and Goodwills. The first thing I always say is that this is relatively new to me. Thrifting, I mean. My mom has done it forever. And as a kid (and even into my adult years) I hated it. With a passion. I liked new. I liked clean. And thrifting is neither of those things. But as my style has changed and become more vintage-focused, thrifting has become a necessity. So I've scouted the Goodwills in my area (there are 8 that I can get to with ease) and know which are the best. Same goes for thrift stores nearby. I visit them often - some weekly, others monthly - on different days of the week and different times of day. And I scour. As a kid it always boggled my mind how my mom could spend an hour or so at her then-favorite thrift store when I'd seen all there was to see in five minutes. But now I realize that if you spend a bit more time, you'll look past all the "special" stuff (see below) and be able to find the truly special stuff.
Now we'd never have found this sort of volume had we hit just one or two stores, which is why this day long event was so fun! I might even be thrifted out. At least until next week, when I start hitting them up all over again.
P.S. It should go without saying that you should ignore the crappy photo quality. All the photos, save for the one of my mom's stuff, were taken with a cell phone. Watching hour after hour of elite athletes show off the results of months/years of training hasn't done a thing to change my lazy disposition.