I found a fashion gem I just can’t keep quiet about. To think it all began as a challenge.
Like myself my younger cousin is a fashion enthusiast. As a high school student his budget is limited and so he is always on the hunt for quality clothes at bargain prices. If you haven’t caught on by now I am referring to thrift shops.
As much as I trust his judgment I was very hesitant about shopping at a thrift shop . I am an EXTREME germ freak making the idea of second-hand clothes gruesome.
My brother-in-law challenged me to visit a thrift shop and return with a complete outfit with a maximum budget of $50.00. I never turn down a challenge so off to the thrift shop I went.
My cousin took me to Buffalo Exchange, there are multiple locations but we went to the one in the village (NYC). (Doing research on the web I read that thrift shops in fancier neighborhoods have better quality items.)
I had a preconceived image of what a thrift shop would be like, kind of dungy but turns out I was totally off. The store is very inviting and trendy. I came across many good brands.
I purchased five items for the grand total of $55.00.
Brand: Juicy Couture
Original Price Range: $50-70
Brand: American Apparel
Original Price Range: $12 – 30
This crop top is a perfect match to the trousers. The combination of a turtle neck crop top and high-waisted pants elongate my torso making me appear taller. It also allows me to show a little skin in good taste. Who said fuller figure girls can’t show a little stomach?
Original Price Range: $24-35
Original Price: $119.00
Original Price Range: $30-35
At the end of my thrift shop adventure I was a happy camper or should I say bargain shopper. I was able to create three entirely different looks; Chic, Sexy and Relaxed (adding on some items I already owned).
Moral: Don’t knock it till you try it.
You don’t have to spend big bucks to look good.
–“People will stare. Make it worth their while”- Harry Winston
Later Amores ❤