(Hot pink Dress $6 ð
When you don’t have a large budget and you want to buy new clothes there is always an option for you! Â When I was a teen my mom and I knew where all the second hand/ vintage clothing shoppes were in Cincinnati. Â In fact, in many ways, I was known for my unique style and original look. Â Well that’s what happens when you combine a 1920’s dress with combat boots! I remember meeting a girl once who said; “You’re that girl!! The one I see on campus! Â I love the way you dress, how do you do it?”
(Yellow shirt $3 /Â White jeans were $8 ð
The truth is, I don’t think a lot about it. Â I go by feel when I put clothes together. Â In other words, if it gives me a positive emotional response, IÂ just go for it. Â I don’t know, nor do I care what’s trending. Â I’m so in my own world that keeping up with the Jones’ never applied to me. Â Hey, trust me, I love a lot of designer clothing, I just can’t always afford it. When I respond emotionally to clothes, jewelry, boots, shoes, purses or what have you,Â it doesn’t matter who made it or how much it costs, if I like it I buy it.
I’ve been doing some 50-Plus modeling shoots lately and wanted to have more options at my disposal, so why pay top dollar? Last week I went to two second hand stores and got some great clothes and didn’t pay more than $12 for anything, and mostly I paid around $3 an item. The hot pink dress above was only $6.00 The yellow shirt was $3 and the white jeans were $8. Â Can’t beat that!
(The grey dress below was only $5 :_)
So go have some fun and see what’s out there. Â The cool thing is someone who has great things but has not fit in them in years may have just dropped them off at a second hand store. Â Believe me, some secondhand stores are pricey and others that focus on charitable work are NOT. Â It’s fun and you may be super surprised at how lucky you get!