Well, hopefully, seeing as I came all the way to Washington DC for the inauguration! Actually, my mother lives close by where, due to the masses and the temperature, we remained at home all day watching the event on TV. It is absolutely frigid here and I admire everyone who stood around since 6 am waiting to catch a glimpse of the new president.
Thrifting is also a priority while I am here, but the vintage store I was hoping to visit is closed for the entire period of my stay. Instead, we went to a second hand book store in Reston and the Goodwill in Falls Church, VA yesterday. The latter is about 50 times bigger than the 2 charity shops I visit in Vienna! I found 2 summer skirts, 2 warm vests, 2 tee shirts, 1 turtle neck and a crocheted cardigan (this is starting to sound like a certain Christmas tune) for an average of $ 4 per item, what a score!
I still want to find more vintagey or folksy stuff - can anyone recommend a good vintage/thrift store to visit in the Northern Virginia/DC area?