I have been dying to go out thrift shopping, since it's been a while & I had a few things that I have in mind to hunt for. Thrifting is always hit or miss & really depends on how 'in the mood' we are for the mission but in general I was hoping to find these things:
- any shirt with a peter pan collar
- an oversized black chiffon button up
- just anyyyy cute button up shirts that I can wear buttoned all the way up
The good thing about being able to sew is that we can often buy clothes without trying them on, knowing that we can alter them if we need to. We can also completely reconstruct anything in our closets that we get bored of... the thing is-- when you sew a lot for your business, your personal sewing projects are always on the back burner. So, Sam happened to be doing a major closet cleanup and she usually asks what I want to take before she puts things in a "donate" and a "reconstruct" pile.
I found the cutest button up top that was see through AND had a peter pan collar. Total gem that I'd never even seen Sam wear before.
| hat from H&M | sunglasses from lipglossandblack.com | shirt from sam's closet :) | necklace from aldo | leather motojacket from ub | skirt made by me | tights (i never know)? | patent oxfords thrifted |
a pussy bow (lol)
falling over like a graceful lady.
my sage plant. frozen outside but still green! hm.
[photos taken with the 50mm lens today :)
excuse the streaks on the photos-- it was raining (freezing rain!) while we were outside]
As the saying goes, "One man's trash is another man's treasure".
Isn't it funny how you can have something sit in your closet and just completely hate it for the memories of when you wore it, or how you think you look bad in it? I think I probably only wear about 40% of my current wardrobe because of that! I'm planning a major closet cleanup soon as well, so we'll see what I end up passing to Sam or reconstructing :). How often do you clean out your closet? Under what conditions do you decide to throw out or donate your clothes? (for example, Sam is only tossing items that are linty/pilly and the rest, we are keeping for the fabric to reconstruct). Who's closet do you raid for new clothes? Or do you share clothes on a regular basis with siblings or friends?