|Dress: Thrifted, Belt and necklaces: all gifts, Sandals: Timberland.|
Sometimes I think about whether I'm presenting some sort of false image of myself here. I mean, I do wear every outfit that I blog, and sweat profusely into them too, these days. But, it's like I inevitably end up photographing the flashier ones - the ones with stuff from stores like Anthro and J.Crew, that is - and not bothering so much about the ones that came out of thrift stores and cost practically nothing. Not that I have that many thrifted things anymore, because I have become super picky about my thrifting.
Because I've bought some pretty stupid stuff at thrift stores that I just ended up re-donating (yes, this is a verb now, I insist it is), I treat it as any other clothes shopping thing. Ask myself, will I really use this? Try to construct at LEAST three, if not five, outfits in my head with the thrift-store garment.Well, unless I fall madly in love with it and it happens to be dirt cheap, of course. That's how I ended up owning a pair of cowboy boots with the longest boot tips since the Leningrad Cowboys*.
Like this dress, this dress was love at fist sight, and I've already blogged it a bunch of times. I love how versatile it is. I actually woke up wanting to wear it with my hot pink blazer, but it was way too hot, so I settled for a hot pink belt instead, plus some pink and green accessories. And it totally works, because this dress is magical. Not to mention it only cost me £11, which is like $17, for a dress I reach for all the time. So yeah, I do thrift, and I do try to shop responsibly. Just for the record, you know?
*Incidentally, this is the Finnish band The Leningrad Cowboys. In case you were wondering: