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Reworked Vintage for Fall: Part 2

Posted by Halima Garrett on

I found this 2 piece set at the thrift store and immediately knew I would probably keep it for myself. It's a black velvet with brown leaves and it's super stretchy. My vision initially was to wear both pieces with the shirt tied up (shown below on the left). In my head it looked flattering. Once I got home and tried it on, that was not the case. Untied it was even worse, so I had to figure out another plan.  The top wasn't the issue, it was the dress so I decided pants would be a better option and...

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Thrift Haul For My Toddler

Posted by Halima Garrett on

Are kids really that expensive? I guess it depends on your mindset and spending habits. Personally, I shop second-hand first whenever I need something for my son. Clothes, toys, strollers, and even some furniture in his room are second-hand. I love to thrift for his clothes but for online deals Facebook marketplace is my first stop. I frequently check apps like LetGo and OfferUp as well. Watch here to see how I was able to spend under $40 for 18 pieces of clothing!  

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Reworked Vintage for Fall: Part 1

Posted by Halima Garrett on

I had this Maggy London top that was part of one of my normal thrift hauls. I struggled with deciding whether I would sell it as it or rework it. I really loved the colors and simple floral print. Also the slight crop is totally up my alley. Once I decided this should be for me and part of my fall wardrobe I pinpointed the issue I saw. The sleeve length was too awkward for me. It should have either been full long sleeve or shorter like a cap sleeve if I was going to wear it. I decided to ditch...

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