Since I could remember, I was always a thrifty girl. I recall rummaging through other little girls clothes at local garage sales in the early 90’s (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 (remember than whole craze? Or did I age myself again?) for $200 retail was made in a sweatshop for $2. Yes. The truth hurts. Fashion should be fun and not so…. complicated. That’s why I want to share this trick of the trade with you!
This post is not sponsored and is an updated version of the original which you can view here.
My amazing trousers, vintage Dooney and Bourke and flats are from Crossroads Trading Co. on Melrose Ave. They offer new and used items at a fraction of the cost. They only take quality pieces so every find is special and unique. With tons of locations popping up all over the USA, there’s no reason why you can’t drop off your unworn, unwanted items. Plus, shopping second hand is easy on the wallet and not to mention good for the environment! Just visit their selling guide to see what they are taking for Spring Summer 2019.
I did do a bag switch mid-photoshoot sesh. You might already notice! The straw bag was a find two years ago from Forever 21. You can shop similar ones here:
Details are posted below! ↓
Shop this look:
Paperbag trousers, Vintage Dooney & Bourke, flats : Crossroads Trading Co.
Bracelet and necklace by: Hollamama.com
Faux Fur: Bebe Stores SOLD OUT (find out how I pair my fur in my closet here + similar items)