Adventures in Thrifting: Cut-Offs
As I mentioned previously, I’ve decided to limit myself to only purchasing second-hand clothing for the next six months. I think I’m going to allow this to include hand-made clothing as well, just in case, and I did buy a pair of shoes from Piperlime today to wear when I’m a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding, but that’s a special case! Anyway, I made my first official second-hand purchase last week from Julie of Orchid Grey, who was selling a few pieces from her closet. Even though it’s the end of August and there are only a few more weekends of hot weather left, I’ve been lusting after a pair of comfortable cut-offs for too long to deny myself, and I’m so happy I took the chance! They are SO COMFORTABLE and fit me perfectly and I think I’m just going to live in them for the rest of the summer.
Here’s a shot of me in my new shorts, on my new front “stoop,” as the locals say:
I admit it–I’m totally milking the Brooklyn chic thing in my hat, my plaid, and my Converse. Anyone gotta problem with that?
I probably won’t be doing too much shopping over the next month or two due to moving and other expenses, but with so many thrift and vintage stores in New York, it’s very tempting to “challenge” myself with shopping, and I’d like to chronicle my adventures in thrifting here.
Just because, here’s a goofy shot of me in the 23rd St. subway stop, where there are hats painted on the wall so that when trains pass by fast and people are lined up a certain way, the passengers waiting on the platform look like they’re wearing hats. It’s cute, it’s kitschy, and I like it.
I had a great New York weekend–what did you guys all do?