I’m a person of extremes. I can go from a minimalist mindset to being a proud capitalist faster than my own brain can keep up. Having said that, even in my most outrageous shopping sprees I still tend to be a conservative underbuyer, and I carefully select everything I purchase, rarely suffering from buyers remorse. I wish I could say I had the same kind of balance when it comes to other areas of my life, but according to my zodiac sign I’m someone who “approaches everything they do with an unmatched enthusiasm and eagerness to get things moving”, and let me tell you there’s absolutely no balance in that equation. But I’m okay with that.
Toronto doesn’t offer as many thrift shops as other big cities in the world, but we’re getting there. Every once in a while I stop by and see what my favourite ones have going on. When you pay $5 for a cute shirt there’s barely any room for spending guilt, and that’s a good way to live, isn’t it? Think about it: it’s environmentally friendly, the pieces already come with some life experience and it’s cheap. Win win win.
Here are three pieces I got recently:
I found this lovely shirt at Value Village and it was $5 dollars. In my head, it used to belong to an old Korean lady who used to wear it to church, but now I belongs to ME! I love all the little details: the pearl buttons, the peter pan collar, the mid length sleeve and the polka dot pattern. It feels feminine and timeless in a way. It’s a large and I’m a small, but it fits exactly the way I like it.
Now on to these trousers. I love pants and I dress like Annie Hall half the time, and these fit the aesthetics perfectly. They’re borderline too big, but I don’t mind. They were $15 and make me look put together and like I have things figured out. *cough cough*
And finally, this over-the-top skirt that makes me feel like a ’50s wife. They were also $15, and sounded like a promising idea when I got them, but not exactly of sure how and when I would pull them off, I decided to wear them to the beach. And sit on the sand. While taking pictures. Not my brightest move, but I did feel like a lady just enjoying a warm summer afternoon while sipping white wine. Maybe in the end the skirt just brought out the best in me. Maybe I actually need more of them in my life.
Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!