There are a number of reasons for doing this.
1. Medical bills (and the desperate need for a holiday) have put a huge dent in my clothes budget.
2. My daughter is making me more and more environmentally conscious - and this is a form of recycling - or so I keep telling myself.
3. Pre loved clothes are just that. Pre loved. Each item comes with a story, a history. And I'm a lover of history.
4. I have a couple of friends doing this and it's fun to challenge myself.
I'm exceptionally lucky in the fact that I'm surrounded by thrift shops, vintage shops and markets. The fact that I live in a very stylish side of town makes me even more blessed. Great gear for very little = happy shopper.
However, bouncing through the net, I occasionally (almost) slip up and buy something like this
|Image from Jessica Buurman|
|Image from La Petite Fleur de Londres|
However the red, metallic, high heeled loafers are just too inviting. Well, I'll just have to keep a lookout at the thrift stores.
Are you a heels or flats girl?
High street or thrifter?
It's fun to swap stories.