Thrifty is nifty
I have never thought of myself as a fashionista. I would casually browse articles and search for outfit ideas, but I would never spend (that much) on something whose beauty comes with an expiration date. Basically, it’s just that I know when something looks good or not.
“Fashion changes, style endures.” – Coco Chanel
The thing is, Instagram is such a temptation. I browse a lot of selling accounts lately that everyday, I’ve got something that I want to buy. I’m running out of closet space so I decided to sort out my clothes. Lo and behold, I found a lot of things that are out of the rotation for awhile. And by that, I mean weeks…or even months? Years?
Today’s getup was a white off shoulder top, jeans, and sandals. If I told you where I got these, would you even believe?
I got the top from a booth at Glorietta in the middle of last year (Php 150). The jeans was from a night market back in 2009 (Php 200). And the shoes was from SM Department Store back in 2012. I couldn’t remember the price but I solely bought it for commute. And, it was on sale.
To add some spice to my outfit, I also had my green denim jacket. I’m pretty sure I got this from People are People back in college (8 years ago?!), and was also on sale.
This jacket is a favorite because it always adds an oomph in every outfit. It is very comfy to wear and also fits well. I am mostly a fan of androgynous, bordering manly, pieces. It tends to highlight the chic in you.
Fashion doesn’t have to be expensive.
I guess I cannot deny, most of my stuff are bought on sale or are really cheap. I only buy expensive things when I see something that I really, really like. I am very kuripot on myself as a person, and now that I have a family to look after, I need to be wiser in my spending. But that doesn’t mean I can’t dress up nicely, right?
An item’s monetary value does not dictate it’s beauty. Its real beauty will come from how we look at it.
And that’s me! Did you like this combination? Do you have a thrifty find of your own? Let me know in the comments. 😉
Enjoy life. Cheers!