Being a freelance producer means there is often times where a job ends and instead of finding another, I’ll take the time to re-center myself and see those who are near and dear to my heart but not close to my home. For my first stop, I decided to head home to Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Havasu… not just for Spring Break any more.
I know what you’re thinking: You hear Havasu and immediately think beers, boats, and pasties? (well this is if you’ve actually heard of the small town in the north west part of Arizona). But shockingly I was able to discover some great vintage finds at the local Salvation Army.
Not only was I interested to see what I could find but I also had 2 missions in mind. I needed options for Coachella because let’s get real, half of the fun for us ladies is scoping out what is worn at this incredible festival. Also seeing as I left my vintage London Fog trench coat in my cousin’s car in Vegas (Sin City may have killed some brain cells), I needed to find another coat for my upcoming trip to NYC.
Katie’s first find of the day…
There is a huge variety of items from furniture to clothes to shoes to books to board games. Everything is easily organized and the staff is filled with small town charm and quick to tell you about their $1.75 great finds. Yes, $1.75. The green jacket pictured is what I ended up nabbing for NYC and it was on the sale rack; marked down from $4.25 to $1.75. I was also able to grab a hot pair of red leather boots for $3 & a cute pair of wedges for Coachella for a whopping $3 as well.
Wedges for the desert… check.
The beauty in shopping at a Salvation Army in a small city is that most people don’t exactly know what they’re giving up and/or just don’t want to spend the time figuring it out. So if you find yourself taking a vacation on the lake, always remember that a city isn’t always what it seems.
K.V. and her $1.75 green jacket in action!