Outfit of the Day
HOW AWESOME ARE THESE SHOES?!? C’mon, you can’t walk into a Goodwill, find these ridiculous silver sequin high top sneakers in your size for $7, and walk away from that. It’s impossible! Unless you’re walking away in silver sequin high top sneakers, that is. There’s a “hidden wedge” inside, making them even more adorable and surprisingly more comfortable.
I paired them with some purple Lucky Brand jeans I thrifted for $12, a black and white striped tank, and a denim vest for a very 80’s throwback look. They fit in perfectly at the comics and maker convention my husband and I attended in St. Pete to watch and panel at the screening of a film we worked on.
After the screening, we went to downtown St. Pete to take pictures and get some dinner. There were so many painted murals and graffiti backdrops to choose from! It reminded me a lot of our visit to Toronto (which I blogged about here, here and here.)
I’m convinced I’m able to find these over-the-top crazy pieces second hand because the original owner was not even sure what to do with them. Personally, I’d rather have it that way. If you’re going to invest in a well-made basic item, like, I dunno… a white button down or a black blazer, you might choose to purchase it from a nice store. But not only do I not own “normal” items like these, I like that my clothes are not contributing to the sweatshop economy.
You won’t have to do much research to learn how horrific conditions are in countries where there isn’t much oversight to how the factories are run, all to make $20 tops. Of all the ways to combat this global problem, thrifting is the most affordable, and the most effective. Not all of the clothes I own are thrifted, but I’m making it my goal that all my new purchases are.