Want to know what my new obsession is?? Thrift Stores. Now I live in Southern California and there are some uh-mazing thrift stores in these parts (I will gladly take the wealthy, fashionable socialite’s cast offs!) But you know what? My little town doesn’t have any over the top, amazing thrift stores. Just normal people donating normal cast offs (nothing overly exciting about that). But my home town’s good will is exactly where I have been finding my most loved pieces! Here’s why:
1. I can cut them up and play around with them without feeling bad if I don’t quite “nail-it”
2. There is major freedom in getting an item and figuring out how to make it work instead of seeing an item in a catalog and feeling like it has to be worn a certain way
3. Its affordable! I can play around with my clothing budget a ton more. A great skirt from Anthropologie can look down right fabulous paired with a $3 blouse.
Sorry for the hard to read type, I will do better next time! When I saw the skirt, I immediately loved it. I held it up, guessed that it would probably fit, and bought it (yes that is how I shop, I rarely try anything on in the store). When I got it home I discovered that it fit pretty well, but the button right at the top of the zipper would not button (there is nothing more frustrating than a stubborn button!) I still loved the skirt and I know I have about 10lbs of baby weight to lose, so I did not blame the skirt for this mishap (sigh). However, once throwing a belt on, the problem was fixed! I decided I needed to wear heels to balance the length.
So you see, despite my limited clothing budget I am determined to keep my style fresh and fun! I see no need to break the bank in order to feel excited about what to wear. Will you join me as I challenge myself to think outside the box? Shop at affordable thrift stores and have some fun! I would love to see your look! Email me and I will feature it next time! Until then…..