This is Alden's seventh entry in the series "Grist dared me to make a change." Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth here. And support her dare with a gift to Grist! White ribbed tank, Goodwill Greenwich Village, $9.99; yellow lacrosse shorts, Goodwill Annapolis, $3.50; Chucks (or knockoffs, I'm not sure), Salvation Army, $3.99. Total for outfit: $17.48.Photo: Alden WickerTwo things I learned about the Salvation Army by Union Square: 1. It does not have air conditioning. 2. It does not have dressing rooms. Can we say miserable? It was 103 degrees in Manhattan when I found myself …
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Alden Wicker is an editorial assistant at LearnVest.com and lives in Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. She also produces the blog Clean Hippie.