Wednesday, April 6, 2011

7 Pieces + 4 Accessories= 9 Outfits

I was doing my daily blog stalking, ummmm, reading, and saw this post from Fab Finds Under $50
I heart her site and love the deals and steals that she finds. She has such a great eye!  After reading her post, I ran to my closet to see if I could pull this off.  Well....I think I  have some pieces that just may work with the exception of the ankle pants.  I used a pair of cuffed capris.  About 80% of my items were thrifted.  What wasn't thrifted, I got either on clearance or on sale...

Just a few....this was fun! I can't wait....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Why I Thrift

There are five children in my family, of which I am the youngest.  My mom and dad have always been hard working people and for as long as I can remember, we have never done without.   Fast forward  to now. Sometimes I talk with my parents about when we were small children and how they made it work.  My mom told me that it was  a struggle to keep food on the table and make sure that we had everything that we needed for school.  Odd, I didn't see it that way. 

For us, school shopping was hitting the thrift stores and yard sales.  We always hit the"well-to-do" neighborhoods and scored some great finds.  What we were lacking, she would supplement by sewing.  This cycle went on for awhile. I thought everyone shopped like this. After all, I had clean clothes that looked nice and was always neat.

As I got older, for some reason, I strayed from this. I guess it was when I  became old enough to work.  I had my own money, so I followed the crowd and started hitting the malls. I wanted to keep up with the Joneses.  Now that I am older, I have returned to what I know.

I thrift for the obvious reasons.  One, it saves me money and two, I have a closet full of classic pieces and well as designer for a fraction of the cost.  I thrift because, as a single mother, I can funnel my savings from thrifting into what my child may need for school.  That's why I thrift.  What about you??