The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
More and more these days, I find secondhand stores to be much more interesting than retail stores. Sure the goods can be like a box of chocolates and ya never know what you’re gonna get, but sometimes you stumble across a divine melt-in-your mouth chocolate truffle – and you don’t have to pay nearly as much as you would at Godiva. This works out really well if you’re not on a Godiva budget to start with.
I feel like I’m rolling around in Godivas in today’s outfit, all of it thrifted except my unmentionables and the lia sophia convertible pendent I bought at a friend’s party a couple of years ago.
I’ve wanted a cashmere sweater for a long time but rarely stumble across those. But this Banana Republic Extra Fine Italian Merino sweater is so soft and in perfect condition. I sort of felt like I was stealing it from GoodWill for $3.50.
And this J. Crew skirt, with the extra buttons still attached, was marked 50% off at a consignment shop I visit regularly, only I had a giant credit, so didn’t pay anything for it technically. And it has pockets. I sort of felt like I was stealing it, but kind of gleeful about it all the same.
Top this off with Nine West leather boots that fit my skinny calves and are a nice length for short people, scored at a different consignment store, 75% off, for $12.50, and the grand total of my clothes and shoes is $16.
I’ve always loved a really great hand-me-down, so I’d like give a big thank you to all the lovely people with good taste who passed these goodies on in The Great Circle of Clothes. I hope you don’t see this post and want your awesome stuff back…