Let Me Tell You About My Best Friends: Denim x Thrift

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Hey Fly Friends! Do you know what I just realized? As much as I love and live in denim, I rarely show you all how I style them. For me, denim isn’t just another pair of jeans. It’s better than my cellphone, it’s my lifeline. Before going away to college, I had to struggle with sorting through, throwing out and packing over 100 pairs of jeans. I was 17. Why the heck did I have over 100 pairs of jeans? Only one reason. I was and have always been obsessed with denim. I just love it!

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Honestly, I don’t think that obsession is ever going away and I’ve accepted the fact.

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& do not get me started on the thrift store …

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When people tell me they don’t thrift, I just can’t fathom it. I can not imagine my wardrobe, my LIFE without thrifting. It’s one of the best past times besides people watching and I mean, when you walk away with never seen before (by this generation, anyway) clothes for less than what you would pay at the swap meet (where is the swap meet? I only really know it is a reference.) — why wouldn’t you thrift?

I mean I get the whole, second hand, sifting through thing but, if you’re like me thats a part of the fun. The sifting thing. Sometimes you do see a lot of sketchy things thrifting, you just have to be careful and bring hand sanitizer.

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Just saying, lol.

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For example, this black suede jacket with vintage grommet trim was less than $15. The stitching detail is beyond amazing! If I were to buy this at a regular department store or a fancy boutique FULL price, I would pay out the wahzoo! The way my heart is set up, why pay more when you can thrift and pay less?

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You’re just not going to get that kind of detailing without paying for the quality — unless you thrift. Or steal but, I wouldn’t recommend that route.

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Thrifting brings me so much joy! The entire process. The scouring. The finding. The trying on. Oh, how I love the trying on! Sometimes I just need to try pieces on I know I am not buying but, I just have to see the beauty of the construction, or the way the fabric falls and lays on my body, or the color … the possibilities are endless. *looks at the time to see if the stores are still open.* It’s that bad.

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Or in my case … that good!

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Playing with designer and fast fashion is even more fun …

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when you throw thrifted finds in the mix!

PS. I took a pair of scissors to my jeans for an ankle length look and once they are washed again, will give it some frays for edgy detail love. Another easy DIY trick!

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This entire outfit was definitely less than $100, probably more closer to $50 but, don’t quote me. I can’t remember exactly how much the shoes costs. But, still.

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If you haven’t caught on by now — I love a good deal and I will shop until I find it!

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You can bet on that!

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Usually you wouldn’t even be able to guess the price or where it’s from.

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I leave the mystery on the runway ( … my streets, lol) but, share it with you all! You’re fam, duh.

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until next time,

— details —
Jacket: thrifted, similar here
Top: Target, similar here
Jeans: HM, similar here
flats: Nine West, similar here
Hair: pineapple bun using Lottabody.

xo,

STACi P.


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