November 14, 2012 · 10:35 am
Here’s a head to toe thrifty look:
Jacket: The Gap via swapped
Pants: Calvin Klein via Swapped
Earrings: Premier Designs
Cuff: Lauren Harkness
I got the jacket, pants, and top at a clothing exchange recently. What a deal–free clothes! My shoes were on sale at Endless.com and were closer to $40 than their original $140 price tag.
After I wore this outfit all day and took off the jacket, I realized that it was a maternity jacket! Oh well, it’s still cute and I thought the boxy shape was a nod to 1950s-styled cropped coats.
First I wore a belly band to make too-small pants fit and now I’m wearing a maternity top. Oh my! Despite what it looks like, I’m not having a kid! I just borrow ideas and styles from ladies with baby bumps.
December 21, 2011 · 11:47 pm
I love a bargain, and I like reducing my environmental footprint. That’s why I enjoy thrifting and swapping: They’re great ways to keep clothing out of the landfills and reduce commercial waste (manufacturing clothing uses a lot of resources). Here’s an outfit that I recently got for free at a clothing exchange.
Jeans: Gap via swapped
Boots: Dr. Martens
Necklace: Reconstructed Clothing Co.
The teal, cotton jacket was a Brooklyn NY find but didn’t get enough wear so its owner brought it to a clothing exchange I recently went to. The gray jeans were too snug for their original recipient so I grabbed them. I already owned the t-shirt, boots, and necklace. The necklace, however, is made from a recycled ticket, so it counts as part of the ethical portion of this outfit.
I recently joined the Ethical Fashion Bloggers, run by Ceri over at Style Eyes, so I can share my ideas and get lots of new ones. Check out what’s going on over there for neat ideas you can use too.