Friday, April 1, 2011

091: thrifty

Silly me, I used to go thrift shopping & look for current trends. I remember seeing "mainstream" trends in stores & going to thrift shops hoping to find versions of them for cheaper. Now that I look back, I was trying to find things that would help me to fit in, instead of seeking out those strange items that make you stand out!

Do you go thrift shopping with specific intentions or certain looks in mind? I always go in remembering not to worry about size or shape (which can be altered) but to look out for fabrics, textures & colours.

This past week, I found this patterned sweater dress in the size 12/14 section of dresses. It's kinda like a giant v-neck muumuu, but with a belt it's a pretty sweet dress, I think. Thank you plus-size lady for your former sweater. The colours are sick.


prescription sunglasses from zenni, denim band jacket from h&m, thrifted vintage dress, doc martens pewter 1460 boots. bruised shins=not cute.




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5 comments:

  1. I just buy whatever I like, haha . Love the pattern of your dress! Cute!

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  2. I usually go with full intentions to spend lots of money in tons of cloths (not clothEs) hahaha!
    Anyway, I'm a huge fan of yours, you're two very talented sisters anyway. Lucky family!

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  3. That's a great find! I really like the print on that dress and the colour is amazing!
    I'm not too good with thrift-shopping, to be honest. I hardly ever find anything except for the odd accessory. I guess I just lack the patience to go through the haphazard racks. I know I'm totally missing out though, so I'll still go in occassionally. So to answer your Q, nope, I'm usually just browsing :)

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  4. I usually go with full intentions to spend lots of money in tons of cloths (not clothEs) hahaha!
    Anyway, I'm a huge fan of yours, you're two very talented sisters anyway. Lucky family!

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  5. That's a great find! I really like the print on that dress and the colour is amazing!
    I'm not too good with thrift-shopping, to be honest. I hardly ever find anything except for the odd accessory. I guess I just lack the patience to go through the haphazard racks. I know I'm totally missing out though, so I'll still go in occassionally. So to answer your Q, nope, I'm usually just browsing :)

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