Remix: 90's vest9:00 AM
When Kyle and I first started thirfting, it was usually for books or furniture. After reading many blogs about thirfting clothes, I thought I would try my hand at it. It was a very long process as I did not really know what I was doing. I bought tons of clothes I saw other bloggers wear, only to realize cute as they were, did not fit my own personal style. A lot of thrift stores don’t have fitting rooms, and I would just guess that certain clothes would fit, nope! There are loads of reasons why people donate clothes, one of them being fit. How many times I picked up a pair of size 5 jeans thinking they would fit, only to realize someone shrunk the hell out of them, and then donated them. I also am famous for picking up a skirt in the “medium” section, only to discover that it was a maternity skirt, and the waist would slide down on my own body.
Eventually I learned my way around, dresses and skirts can be belted if a little too big. Belts, scarves, and purses were typically in the best shape and a lot cheaper than department stores. One of the best discoveries of thirfting: check the miscellaneous section. You will find everything from Halloween costumes to formal wear, ice skates to slip & slides.
I found this really cool 90’s vest that I wore nonstop after finding it, and then after rediscovering it this summer, wore it to death again. It makes many outfits look anywhere from 80’s punk to 90’s grunge to slightly country. I have worn this dress to dance-clubs and to coffee shops. I even wore it the day I met Hiddles. It is fine vest indeed ;)