Button-up, pants, and shoes were thrifted
I love this top. Have I said that enough? I can’t wait until it’s full-on sweater weather so I can wear this peeking out of the bottoms and sleeves of sweaters. The colors are so cheerful. I suppose it helps that blue and orange are complementary. #usedtobeanartstudent
Can you tell I haven’t hemmed these pants? It’s actually been nice pulling out my taller heels to wear with these pants. I can’t say my feet feel the same way, but these won’t be on the top of the mending pile any time soon.
Thrifty Tip #9
This week’s thrifting tip is related to mending in a round about way. When you’re purchasing thrifted items, be aware of how worn an item is. I have purchased quite a few items that seemed perfectly fine, only to have them literally break while wearing them (a pair of shoes) or to have a seam come loose (a pleat on a dress). Now, I might not have been able to foresee a busted seam in the dress (which can easily be fixed). But, the elastic on the shoes was actually worn and stretched and if I had taken a moment to really look at the shoes, I probably wouldn’t have purchased them. Ahh, the excitement of the hunt! It can make you overlook small details that might affect your purchase decisions.
Today, I’m linking up with Tara.