The art of thrifting is a quality I deeply admire. I have many friends who find their best threads at their local Salvation Army, Good Will, Buffalo Exchange, or Plato's Closet. It's in these places they find hidden gems that are only half the cost (or less) than the retail price it was originally sold.They walk out of a thrift store looking like a million bucks and it's amazing to me ! *Que Thirft Shop by Macklemore* Although I admire my friends' talents, I kind of get intimidated walking in to these places because there's just SO MUCH to go through. So a couple months ago, in an attempt to budget out my money yet still shop to my heart's content, I went to Plato's Closet here in Henderson, Nevada. To my surprise, shopping at Plato's was a lot simpler than shopping at a Good Will or a Salavation Army. Aside from the smiling faces that greeted me at the door and the laid back atmosphere, the store organized their clothing by type, color, and season. It made me feel like I was going to one of my friend's houses and scavenging their closet for something to borrow for the weekend.
I walked out of the place feeling quite thrilled: I only spent $40 dollars and I bought 6 articles of clothing. I actually went home and later found out that I scored a pair of expensive LA branded jeans for only $10 (Originally $50)!!!! Tell me that isn't amazing?!
So for this week's Fashion Favorites post, I wanted to show you two of my favorite pieces I got that day: A bohemian inspired blouse (originally from Forever 21) and my new favorite jeans!
These jeans are the comfiest pairs of jeans I've ever owned! They have a slight stretch to them, so it almost feels like I'm wearing leggings. Also, as someone who is only 5'2 it can be difficult to find jeans to fit my height. These pants end just below my ankle, so I don't have to roll them or fold them or anything! Also, they have a cute zipper on the side of the ankle, giving them more of an edge.
The top is also super comfy! On days where I want to wear something cute to match my jeans, but don't want to wear a form fitting top (Ladies, you know what I'm talking about), I like to wear something a bit more loose. This top is perfect for one of those days !! I also love the design and the color palette of this top. It's not overdone, and the blue is beauttiiiiiifulllll !
So the verdict? I would definitely try thrift shopping again !!! I'm so surprised I found such amazing pieces for such cheap prices. If you haven't already, check out your nearest Plato's Closet. Who knows what kind of gems you'll find? :)
Thanks to Ben Sahagun Photography for capturing these photos ! You rock, Ben :D
Happy weekend, beautiful people Xo