I've never had a hang up about second hand clothing and wares. I've been dressed in hand me downs from family friends and op shops buys ever since I was baby. Our home growing up was furnished with all second hand and handed down items except for the rare new major purchase. I come from a family where we've always been humble and grateful when given or offered something.
As an adult I dress in second hand, op shopped, vintage finds but it's not done out financial circumstance but out of personal reference. I have no shame in accepting a bag full of clothes because a friend has gone through their wardrobe and done a cull and thought I might be interested in a
bag load of things.
Handmade Cotton Print Dress: Hand me down from mummy school friend
Waistcoat: op shopped
Beads and Bangle: op shopped
Brooches and Pin: gifted and op shopped
Army Green Satchel: op shopped
Gold Sandals: retail
Sunglasses: prescription glasses from SpecSavers
Just like I had no shame a few weeks ago when one of my fellow mummy school friends, who loves op shopping handed me a garbage bag full of clothes at school pick up after doing a cull of her and her friends wardrobe.
Of course some people might of thought it strange to be carrying a loaded garbage bag around school, but heck some of them already think I'm crazy so what do have to loose. The dress I'm wearing is one of the keepers (among many other pieces) from my friend. It's a hand made cotton dress that is a great fit for me and handy little number to get a little trendy with.
What say you? Yes to hand me downs? Any shame when some hands you a garbage bag in a public setting full of their wardrobe castoffs?
Labels: Living Thrifty, Personal Style