Let’s go back to the beginning of winter, I’m not lying to you when I say, ‘ I actually wasn’t cold on this day’ ya I’m wearing a mini plaid skirt but my legs could handle the winter breeze that day. I’m wearing a thrifted plaid skirt, my favourite brown boots, a cropped muscle tee and a extra large black cable knit cardigan, that belonged to my mom but I stole from her closet. (She never realized)
The reason why I loved this look so much was some random person asked me why I thought it was ok to wear a skirt on such a ‘cold’ day, with my I don’t give a fuck attitude I told them ‘because I’m trendy and fabulous’
By Adriana K
So, hi guys long time no see. I am so sorry I haven’t been on for a long time. School started this month for me and I bet all of you guys as well. It’s been really busy and I haven’t had a lot of spare time on my hands but now I do! This weekend I did a little shopping and got a couple of things.
I first went into H&M and boy all their fall clothes are beautiful. My favorite thing in the world was there; sweaters. You can never go wrong with an over sized sweater. And knitted cardigans oh my oh my. There are absolutely to die for. At H&M they had plain cardigans in blue, black and grey so I purchased a black one in the size large because I like my sweaters and cardigans big. I mean very big, I could go on forever talking about over sized sweaters and cardigans but I should stop here. Anyway, I also got a caramel scarf with a geometric pattern and a fuzzy black sweater. The fuzzy black sweater instantly caught my eye because I have wanted one for so long and finally I own one! Sadly, the black fuzzy sweater is not over sized the way I like it but it was so cute I couldn’t let this sweater slip away from me again.
The fall weather has really kicked in and it’s been raining practically everyday now but that won’t bring me down! It’s sweater weather for crying out loud, I am going to have a smashing time out in the rain!
By Emily S.
Bring a friend!
Thrifting tip number four is to bring a friend with you. Bringing someone along to the thrift store is going to be a lot more fun than going by yourself. Unless if you’re like me and there’s those moments where you need to be alone and thrifting is the perfect therapy.
If you bring your friend then you can split up and cover more of the thrift store at once, you can look for yourself and her in one section and she can do the same in another section. But if you’re going to do this take someone who knows you so well so they can pick out the things they know you’ll like. Hannah, Adriana, and I always love going together because we know each other so well, it’s like I have two clones.
Another reason to bring someone along is their opinion. You might need someone to tell you that the floor length red velvet dress you’re trying on makes you look like the Queen of Hearts. Or that the skinny jeans you liked that looked freaking amazing on the rack are a bit to skinny on. Just remember to be kind but still honest.
If you bring a friend along I promise you’ll have such a good time. You can go find all the crazy clothes and just laugh.
By Emily S.
Learn to love your closet
Can you remember back in grade 8 or even last year? Can you think back to every morning moment. When you would look into your closet, those stressful mornings where you slept in and times running way to fast. Did you ever wonder what the hell am I going to wear today. That was me everyday, even now, but I guess at the moment it’s a lot less because I love my closet.
Anyways what I’m trying to say is you’ve got to learn to love all of the clothes in your closet. All those items have potential to be so cute they just need to be paired with some things. Try to fill your closet with things you absolutely love, and things that make you feel good. I’ve started to achieve this idea of ‘never not‘ having anything to wear. I love all my clothes and I think now I’m so much better at putting an outfit together. Try to buy things you’ll always wear, don’t buy the stuff to just fill up your closet. At first the selection might be sparse but soon you’ll have so many different things to wear you’ll have outfit choices instead of the stress. A good start is to clean out you’re closet. I’m almost a hoarder and sometimes I want to keep things because I know one day they’ll come back ( because we know fashion is a cycle) but just put them away then. Fill a box with the clothes you won’t miss for awhile. Then look at your closet, write down all the things that you’re gonna need to add, those basic things every girl needs. Once you’ve got that save up some money and buy new clothes! Guys over half the things in my closet are thrifted and I really love them all, so don’t forget to check out thrift stores too.
I just also wanted to say we’re really sorry we haven’t been posting so often. School just started back up and it’s hard to make time. But this blog is so important to us so don’t worry there will be more posts soon. Xox – Emily
By Emily S.
Guys karma is seriously real.
I really honestly believe in karma, and I think that when you go to the thrift store if you do good things then you will be rewarded with good karma which means finding really cute clothes. This is a tip I only share with my closest friends because well I don’t want people to think I’m too weird. So basically if you want good karma for the thrift store here are the things you’ve got to do.
1. If you see something on the ground or falling off the hanger pick it up and fix it. You will really help the people who work at the thrift store and hopefully bring less stress and a smile to their day when they see the racks
2. The next thing is if you find something in the wrong section then bring it to the right one
3. If you try things on always put them back on the hanger and stick them on the rack provided for unwanted clothes
4. Be friendly with the people who work there. Give them a compliment or just do something to Brighten their day!
If you can think of any thing else to give your self good karma put it in the comments! Maybe you can help me with luck at the thrift store
By Adriana K
Recently, I went to the Aritzia Warehouse Sale and checked it out. Located at Canada Place, the sale was huge; racks and racks that continued forever. On certain items the prices were amazing on others it was okay maybe like $20-40 off the original $160 normal price. I am not a huge Aritzia fan but I do enjoy their style of clothing but the prices are like a bank robbery. Only sometimes do I ever walk into Aritzia. So the Warehouse sale did me some good!
The first thing I found was a very comfy, baggy long tank. It is very loose and the sides cut down so you have to wear a bando underneath! The Talula tank has a adorable cat face on it and I absolutely had to get it! It was originally $40 but I got it for $10. I also found a lovely light Carmel scarf but before I could get it another women pushed past me and grabbed it! Damn, it was a pretty scarf.
The second thing I found was a black simple bando. I have been wanting one for awhile and finally I got it! The bando was originally $30 and I got it for $4.99.
The last thing I purchased was a bra. It is black and very comfy from Wilfred. The bra is very simple with no wiring, it was originally $35 but I got it for $4.99!
In all I payed $22 which I thought was really good price. Next year I am going to come again and hopefully the sales will be great!
By: Emily S.
Thrifting tip number 2 is to try and have an open mind. You should always keep the idea in your head that you could alter an item to better fit your liking. I have done this so many times and now i have lots of pieces that I love. Here are a few ideas of things you can change to make them more you!
1. I would say the number 1 thing girls do to change things they get at thrift stores is make high waisted pants into cut off shorts, ive done this an uncountable amount of times and sometimes the shorts end up a little to short but doing this takes trial and error so just keep trying until you make the perfect shorts for you.
2. Another thing that is big in altering an item is cutting up big tees. you can make them into tank tops, crop tops or muscle tees. I always look for these kinds of shirts with cool prints like tye die or bands on them.
3. Remember that you can take any item you buy and alter the size. Bring it to a tailor or maybe ask your grandma to help you sew and fix it.
4. My favorite thing to change up is buying figurines at the thrift store, i love finding Buddhas, and painting them to match my room! At the moment i’ve been painting them black but what i live is i can always go back and change that to another colour.
What i love about thrifting is that most places do give their whole profits or some to charity’s and organizations so it make me feel good. Hopefully i have inspired you to go and buy somethings at the thrift store and change it up.
If you would like to see tutorials on any of these ideas just let me know by commenting, thanks for reading