Isn’t it funny how we turn any topic around to be about what we want it to be? I’m sure I’m not the only one who does this. Today’s topic for my blogging challenge is ‘Outfit of the day’. Honestly, I didn’t really like the sound of it as I’m not one to post pics of myself in ‘outfits’, usually, but then it dawned on me in another light it is one of my favourite subjects! Most of my outfits, the majority of my clothes are from Op shops, (Thrift shops/ 2nd hand). And I’m not a daggy dresser! There is so much I love about it, it’s like a hobby or a passion, here’s a few of my reasons:
• It’s recycling! There is so much excess clothing in Australia & people have too much. They give stuff away when they are sick of it & I find it!
• It’s reducing Landfill
• It’s unique – I find unusual & great stuff
• It’s supporting many charities
• It’s cheap. The outfit I’m wearing today cost me under $10 but new it would have cost a lot more
• It’s fun!
This morning I had a few errands to run. I put on one of my favourite tops & my denim skirt (I noticed they were in again & found one for $4 second hand)! I took my baby girl in her pram that cost $10, wearing her bright pink Jeanie pants $1 & a lovely little top $1 with silver sparkly shoes my friend gave us. She looked adorable. I have no problem dressing my baby in second hand things, they are barely worn usually & I always wash them. I got a comment in a shop that my top really suites me & another comment from a friend that she liked my denim skirt. I must be on the right track!
To prove my point to you, I passed Vinnie’s (St Vincent de Paul Op shop) I went in for 5 minutes, (all in the name of science.) I immediately saw the vintage beauty case $3 & got 6 different items of clothing shown for my little one, they had a special on 50c a piece for size 1 & under. Score! See photos
Op shopping is a win win as far as I’m concerned. Have you tried it?