|Scarf: Tibetan Store in Palo Alto,CA, Belt: Banana Republic, Trousers: ASOS, |
Blouse Thrifted (Banana Republic), Shoes: Ebay, Earrings: the MOA
Growing up we always shopped at thrift stores. That's just how it was and I didn't think much of it or get made fun of.
Well, maybe I did, but that's because I
The point I'm trying to make is thrifting wasn't weird or embarrassing. I had nice, normal clothes and some really sweet pieces, like this leather and fur vest (Mom, please tell me it's still packed away) and a real seventies hippies dresses (polyester, baby; lasts forever.) Most of my clothes were from the thrift store growing up. (Not so much shoes and underwear. I wear a shoe size 10 and as for undies, I just can't swing that way. There are lines after all.)
It's only the last 5 or so years that I have branched out into malls and such. I've found that I like things about both. I love knowing that if I find something at a full-price department store they will usually have it in my size or some other branch will, unless it's on sale. But I still like the uniqueness of hunting for some skirt or top at a thrift store.
I am thrift-girl at heart for so many reasons (e.g. one of a kind, low priced, fun, vintage, and the hunt) but I am also open to department stores, swapping and apartment treasures (which is what I call things that I find and can't return for some reason or other.)
Why do you buy things secondhand, thrifted, or vintage? And what's been your best find to date?