I’ve recently just watched the new show #girlboss. For those of you who haven’t, its a show about the creator of Nasty Gal who started her company by collecting vintage pieces and selling them on Ebay. Like her, I can relate to the rush you get from finding a one-of-a-kind piece. In the past few years I’ve realized a few things about fashion.
1. Trends go out of fashion way too fast
2. There is money to be saved by thrifting
I don’t know if its riffling through a vintage consignment shop to find unique pieces or the deal but either way its a win-win.
Tip #1 – If its trendy, take 2-3 days to think through if its a must. If you can’t stop thinking about it, then get it, just as long as it doesn’t end up at the back of your closet with the other 100 tops just like it. Nobody’s got time for that. Not me, not you. Not the customer service desk when you realize you don’t want it anymore.
Tip #2 – Quality Matters. I realize that it’s unrealistic to chose the $100 shirt over the $20 all the time, but where it does matter is in shoes, jewelry, purses and staple pieces in your wardrobe.
Tip #3 – Try thrifting. Theres no greater joy than finding special pieces. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found the perfect jacket or evening bag. Scout out your local vintage stores and start digging!
Items I’ve snagged –
Under Stated Leather – I walked into one of my fav spots (Fashion Avenue, MPLS) and stopped hot in my tracks. This Under Stated Leather jacket was fresh out of the package and NEVER been worn. Nobody cares if you bought it for $500 or $100. If its cute, you must have it. Right? (This is the mantra I repeat to myself as i’m up at the register buying another item dappled in stars)
Long Levi Jacket – Another jacket, I know. But how could you pass this up? I’ve never seen one like it and I could love its classic look while still being cozy. (Coziness is key)
These are a few of my finds and I’d love to hear about some of yours!