Something that I haven’t really gotten to showcase yet, is my love for second hand clothing. Whether it is thrifted, consignment, or vintage, I love all of it! I love that its environmentally friendly to buy, it tends to be cheaper, and even more than all that, I love how rewarding it is to make a good find. Thrifting is something that I’ve been doing since I was in high school. My friend and I would raid the stores for old band tshirts, and kids sports team shirts (I didn’t say we got good stuff, we all have regrettable fashion choices in our past, right?) Over the years I have gotten much better at spotting what is actually a great piece, and what I should probably leave behind.
When I’m not feeling like picking through thrift stores, I like to go to consignment shops. I can sell the things I don’t use anymore, and earn money for things that I will! One of my favorite spots to hit up is Buffalo Exchange, specifically the location on the Ave in the University District of Seattle. I have the best luck there, and they always buy back a ton of my stuff. On my most recent visit, I found a beautiful pair of black Frye harness boots for $70!They originally retailed for $278, I couldn’t believe my luck! They are the perfect height, and I had been in the market for a good pair of black boots!
I paired my new boots with this amazing poncho that I picked up from Clementine Vintage. I swear I haven’t taken this poncho off since I bought it. It is so cozy, and I feel like I am just wearing a giant blanket. Its one of those pieces that when you wear it, you feel like you are getting away with something because it is so comfortable. I love clothes like that, they are so perfect for the season.