Monday, January 27, 2014

Thrift Shop

No worries, folks. 
I'm not plannin' on singing or talking about that song by that beautiful man that is known as Macklemore. But he has a good point. (I actually love that song and I wanna be that man's best friend; for your information)
I just wanna share with you one of the biggest joys in my life.
Thrift shopping.
Reasons that I love thrift shopping?
  • You can find just about ANYTHING from any era or for any style or for any occasion. 
  • You can remake something old into something modern and unique! (Which is one of my favorite things to do)
  • You might take this as a negative but I see it as a positive; but because most thrift shop clothing is out of style that means nobody else has this or wears it anymore! Talk about marching to the beat of your own drum.
  • Tight budget? Thrift shop clothing sometimes is ridiculously cheap or at least way less than you'd be spending on something new. (I know my wallet sure appreciates it)
  • All about that GREEN life? Dude... No additional energy is used to fill our consumerism needs. Reused items divert from landfills. No product waste.


Some of my favorite places to thrift are:
Cringe... Goodwill. A lot of people get all grossed out if you mention a place like this, but man, it totally has some of the cheapest of thrift finds. AND it totally helps people and communities! I always find cool things from there and I love to refashion old fashion. I've bought jeans and made them into shorts. I've even done cool crap like bleach or bedazzle said shorts.
I've bought multiple t-shirts and cut them into tank tops. I then sketched my own designs and sold them.

Now these two pictures are my most recent finds from one of my ABSOLUTE favorite thrift store EVER. (Or at least as of right now)
http://www.buffaloexchange.com/
BAM!
Buffalo Exchange kicks serious butt when it comes to having super cool thrifts at some pretty darn cheap prices. Plus the people are always really nice and they give you tokens that you get to choose which charity to give it to with every purchase!

Where do I find the absolute cutest sweaters? I have gotten almost every single sweater I have ever owned from a thrift shop.
The top picture is this cute gray slightly fitted sweater that can make anything even an old pair of jeans look classy. Or I might pair it with a printed dress and maybe some combat boots.
The second picture is of this plaid button up.
DUDE, this shirt is super comfy flannel, and,  because it's extra big I can wear it over just leggings. I wasn't a huge fan of the made-to-be-there hole in the back but what sold me was the AWESOME patches on the elbows! I cannot refuse buying anything that has elbow patches.

Well I hope you all enjoyed my little informational post about how I cheaply style my badself.
Ya'll have a great night!

Love, Minda

3 comments:

  1. beautiful stuff xx

    Ruby
    rubys-eyes.blogspot.com

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  2. There's no better way to eco source clothes than swapping. Go to swapping events or swap online and you will not go back to regular shopping

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