September 24, 2011

Of Thrifts and Hand-me-downs # 1: Good ol' denim.

I'm not a label girl.
I do enjoy playing dress-up every morning, I do have my favorite brands and I do keep track of the new collections that come out seasonally, but I am not a label girl.
I love the pretty stuff in clothing stores and do end up coming home with a handful of bags but I don't accept that style is just putting together branded items you find in stores. That's way too easy.
I believe that style is, creating a stunning look with everything, whether they are brands, thrift-ed items and hand-me-downs. Some of the best items I have are thrift-ed and inexpensive : a pair of black shorts, a checkered tunic and a classic white shirt. All of them are of such great quality and design that it convinced me, you don't always need to go to a store to get great stuff.
One of the items I'm also referring to is this cotton blend denim shirt. I saw it at causeway and bought it without it without a second thought.
Best. Decision. Ever.

 With my hair up.

With my hair down.

Shirt - Thrift, Leggings - M&S, Ballet flats - Boutique

There is that joy you get when you buy a t-shirt from a thrift shop after hours of searching - Its like finding a grain of gold after sieving through the river mud. Honestly, it is this unmatched joy you don't find elsewhere.
And that, my darlings, is the beauty of a thrift store.
I'll always be the girl who loves her Topshop and River Island, but thrift stores will be always be one of my firsts choices.

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