Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Are you a Thrifter?

I know I'm constantly posting outfits made nearly entirely out of designer items - Louboutin flats, Miu Miu dresses, etc, etc.

However... I would like to clarify that, even though I talk about these items nonstop, and continue to list them (and continue to daydream for day on end about them), I don't actually get to dress like this on a day-to-day basis (shocking, I know).

To be honest, I am probably the biggest thrifter I know. I love the challenge of finding "the good stuff" amongst all the piles of junk. It takes a good eye and more patience than most people could ever muster. But somehow I am always complimented on my clothing and accessories. I'm always happy to share that I found a particular item second-hand for two dollars. In fact, the weekend before last was the first time I had stepped into a "real" store in months, and really, it was only because I had a coupon for 30% off, and 5% of my purchase would be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Some people may be disgusted that I would even consider shopping at thrift stores; but doing so has provided me with a more unique wardrobe (where "unique" is a good thing, not the "awkward, weird, and kitschy" definition). I always make sure things fit properly, and I only ever buy shoes if their soles appear to have never touched the earth's surface (and therefore have never actually been worn).

My apartment is also furnished and accessorized in the same fashion. Proof that this method actually works? When my friend made the comment the other night, "Wow, everything you own is such a wonderful artifact!" I definitely took it as a compliment.

Don't think, however, that this means I'm going to stop posting gorgeous gazillion-dollar totes, or sky-high Manolos! I just wanted to let you all know I'm a normal girl (with a normal budget) who likes to daydream the day away (like all normal girls!). It wouldn't be as fun if I could actually afford everything (well, maybe...).

Stay tuned later today for some completely unaffordable, swoonworthy things!



  1. Great post. So get what you're saying. Yay for daydreaming and sky high manolos ;-D

    Love your blog!



  2. So glad to have found your blog; Lovely!!

    Exactly! Just because I post on a fabulous, yet expensive, but well-designed something, doesn't mean that I'm adding it to my shopping cart! I probably need to clarify that. Think I will...