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What a steal...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In high school, I was one of those girls who wanted to have the coolest clothes.  I was all about keeping up with trends and having the newest, latest thing.  The thing is that I was totally broke, but I had a friend with similar lust for fashion who had a car and we quickly discovered the wonder of thrifting (and subsequently cutting up our thrift store finds and sewing them to fit said latest trends). 

Fast forward about 15 years (yikes), and thrifting still holds the same charm that it did for me when I was a teenager.  The caveat now is that I work about 60 hours a week and don't always have as many hours as I'd like to go thrift store hopping.  However, since the internet can sometimes be the grooviest thing around, it's been rather cool to discover the beauty of online thrift stores.  

I've teamed up with Swap.com once again to show y'all how great online thrifting can be.  I snagged this entire outfit (plus a complete second outfit) and paid for shipping for $50!  The trousers in this outfit were brand new with the tags still attached!  What a steal! The top is going to be a staple piece in my wardrobe, 'cos for real, who isn't always reaching for a black tee? While these clothes were not made in a fair trade setting, I can still feel good about wearing things that were previously loved.  I have managed to extend their lives, updated my wardrobe, and have kept garments out of the landfill! 

What's sustainable about this outfit? 

: the top is second-hand
: the trousers are second-hand
: the wedges are second-hand
: the necklace was a hand-me-down
: the bracelet is fair trade and handmade
: the earrings are fair trade and handmade

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