I am not one to shop at thrift stores and it's not because I am not about recycling but more the lack of patience and time. Patience is not a strong trait of mine (just ask my husband). I am going to digress here and share a story about a date I went with my husband when we first started dating.
I don't remember where we went but all I remember that he was driving me home. As a habit, I love to have my keys out before I even get home. In this situation, I pulled out my keys about 5 minutes away from the house. I didn't think anything of it, just that I like to be prepared. Months later, my husband thought that I could not wait to end the date. He thought it was such a bad date that I wanted to just jump out of the car and leave him.
So what's this got to do with today's post? Nothing really other than that I didn't buy this dress brand new. I was back home in Hawaii last year visiting my family and my sister left a bag of clothes for me to go through. We are not the same size but when I saw this dress, I remember how badly I had wanted this dress but it sold out.
So I was so excited when I saw that this dress was in the pile and still with tags on it. I decided to take a chance and take it to a tailor and get it altered. It only cost me about $20 which I was pleasantly surprised since it's lined and they had to take in a few places.
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I may not be a thrifter but if any of my friends reading this want to get rid of clothes, let me look though your things first :)
This floral lace skirt sometimes stumps me because I always feel like I need to have some green in my top. I don't own much green pieces and the dress worked out perfectly as a top.
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