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Adventures in Thrifting: Cut-Offs

2010 August 30

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?

6 Responses Post a comment
  1. August 30, 2010

    Oh my god, so cute!!! I think you should take all of your outfit photos on your stoop, in all weather situations. You could call the series “A Stoop for All Seasons,” and get Modcloth or a cement company to sponsor you. Look out, Jessica Schroeder, here comes Jill D’Urso. And she lives in Brooklyn, now.

  2. Dawn permalink
    August 30, 2010

    Look at you, so New York… in your MTL plaid shirt. :)

    Also, I’m not talented enough yet to make you any clothing, but maybe by the end of your six months, you can buy a muu muu and ask me to remake it for you… into a scarf. :)

    Also also, you are not tall enough for that hat. Get some bigger heels! :)

  3. August 31, 2010

    So cute!! Those shorts look fabulous on you. They do look super cute!

  4. Melanie permalink
    August 31, 2010

    I love your idea to only shop second hand/DIY. Such a great idea… and something that’s totally do-able. BTW, Julie has amazing style–the shorts are a really nice pick up!


  5. August 31, 2010

    i LOVE the shorts—so cute!

  6. September 6, 2010

    Oh my goodness the shorts look so cute on you! So glad they went to you!

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