Since I could remember, I was always a thrifty girl. I recall rummaging through other little girls clothes at local garage sales in the late eighties (this article will age me) with my Mom.
I thought hand-me-downs was something privileged girls got. After all, I was given them by someone. So someone had to want me to have them right? But It wasn’t till after my kids were born that I really took to the bargain shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love designer duds and quality goods when they are brand new but when they are significantly cheaper, I nearly die. I also learned a thing or two about how garments are made from those expensive college classes at the Art Institute of North Hollywood. A Christian Audigier shirt $200 retail was made in a sweatshop for $2. Yes. The truth hurts. Fashion should be fun and not so…. bougie. That’s why I want to share this great, comfy, Mom-friendly ensemble with you.
Everything I’m wearing is thrifted and from +Crossroads Trading Co. on Melrose Ave. ((Minus the +Fawn Design bag of course.)) They offer new and used items at a fraction of the cost. They only take quality pieces so every find is special and unique. Plus, shopping second hand is easy on the wallet and not to mention good for the environment! They will even buy your old clothes too! Just visit their selling guide to see what they are taking for Spring Summer.
The exact deets are posted below!
taking a pic of a palm 🙂
Why this ensemble works:
For a busy Mom like me, I need a functional wardrobe so denim is always on rotation in my closet! It’s also getting warmer so a loose sweater is great for that transitional spring to summer weather and an open back lets in cool air. Flats are an absolute must and these Soludos are so right on trend. The creamy color goes with almost anything!
Bag: Fawn Design
Do you dare to shop second hand? If so, where do you shop? Share your finds with me! Follow me on IG here and tag #momjeansandmimosas so I can see.