|my fairy thrift mother|
One day, my line sister took me to a thrift store... instantly, I knew I had found my life's passion and purpose. Thrifting is not an action; it is a lifestyle. There is a thrill in finding clothes that are one of a kind and are super cheap. Thifting and vintage shopping is fun, easy on the wallet, and helps the environment by recycling clothes. Anyone can do it; and this blog is here to help you do just that.
This blog is a mix of thriftiness, handiness, and frugalness, with a touch of street fashion and vintage looks and photography. I also love to reblog successful thrifting adventures, shopping tips, and do-it-yourself projects. I hope you enjoy!
— Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via thatkindofwoman)
And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, ‘Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you’.
Coffee shop kid.
Thrifted vest and shoes, Carolina Thrift I think. Gifted hat, top, and jeans.
Happy New Year everyone!
I love you all. Make 2013 great!
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I’ve been looking for a bow tutorial. This one seems easy.
— Julien Smith (via femmeinnest)
You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch.
I so have to try this for New Years!
When is it O.K. to Splurge?
I don’t consider myself a full convert of thrifting. I’m more of a hybrid thrifter; I enjoy getting anything—old or new, designer or off-brand—at a cheap price and saving money. I enjoy thrifting because not only am I saving money on fashionable clothes and household items, but I’m also reducing my carbon footprint. However, I still love luxury fashion and designer labels (even more when I thrift them). And I don’t mind spending a little more money on certain items. What might those items be?
Boots- I thrift boots from time to time, but everyone should invest in a pair of real leather boots. They last for years and once worn in mold to your feet and give off a vintage-y feel. ALWAYS make sure that when purchasing boots outside of a thrift store that they are all or mostly leather. A lot of designers charge $150-200 for their boots but are made of all man made materials, which usually have a life span of 1-2 years before starting falling apart. (This also goes for any leather shoes you are thinking about purchasing)
Pots & Pans- My mom made sure once I moved into my own place that I had nice cookware instead of buying some off brand set. Of course quality cookware is more durable, but quality brands like T-Fal, Cuisinart, and Kitchenaid all cut down on cooking time, at least in my experience. And food tastes better! Plus, most quality cookware have lifetime warranties.
Shampoo/Conditioner- This is dependent on your hair type (and how much you care about your hair). While I can get by using cheaper hair care products, my hair is much more manageable and prettier when I use professional grade products. I’m lucky to have an aunt that is a hairstylist and often gives me her extra products, find a local stylist or studio and see what products they offer and what products are best for your hair type, and if its your own stylist they may offer discounts.
Jeans- It’s very tempting to snag those $10.50 and $9.95 jeans at Forever 21 and H&M respectively, and while on my college budget I succumb to this temptation often, there is nothing better than a quality pair of jeans. Quality jeans are made of jean material that is thicker and more durable. Most thrift store jeans are made of the same, thick material at a cheaper price, you may not be lucky finding a more modern cut of jean in a thrift store if that’s what your prefer. Also, quality jeans are easier to fray/DIY (I’d save the DIY projects for my thrifted jeans though).
Do you agree? What products are you willing to splurge on that aren’t listed above?
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