Day 14 // clothes

Let me start by saying, I love clothes. Ok well maybe 'love' isn't the right word. I really LIKE clothes. I always have. It's kind of weird because I don't consider myself someone who loves fashion or even feels fashionable but putting on a new pair of jeans just does something to a girls heart, doesn't it? It makes you feel like a new woman.

As you can see by this picture, my style is pretty simple. Give me a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, and some cool kicks and I'm set. Lately, I'm learning to work accessories into my wardrobe too. I might be failing.

I've gotten much better at controlling myself when it comes to buying clothes. I don't buy nearly as many clothing items as I used to. And I buy a lot more used clothing than I used to. I hardly ever buy new clothing anymore. I like shopping thrift and consignment stores because there's more variety and it's way cheaper, obviously. I've always been a name-brand girl too. I care about look and quality (to a certain extent) and I am not inclined to go buy a pair of jeans at Wal-Mart or the Fashion Bug. Call me a clothes snob if you want, it's just my preference.

Some of my favorite places to shop for used clothes are Plato's Closet and Goodwill. I feel a little old to still be going into Plato's Closet but I'm ok with that. It always makes me feel a little better when I see a another "mom" shopping amidst all the teenagers. The other day I ran into a couple of high school boys who were shopping at Plato's at the same time I was. Awkward. Or maybe I'm just that cool. Or probably not.

Where do you shop when you're trying to save money on clothes? Do you have any secrets to thrifting for great clothes?

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