31.10.14

Hand Me Downs

| Dress, Necklace & Booties - Target | Similar Dress | Similar Necklace | Similar Booties | Sweater - Banana Republic | Similar


Let me start by saying, I wanted to wear this outfit with black knee-high boots.

I don't have black knee-high boots and this outfit is mocking me. 

But alas, I'm trying to make a point here.  One of my favorite people in the world decided to go through her closet and give me some of her clothes.  Now, she's a naturally generous person, but I don't know how someone can give away clothes - except I kind of can.  You know that shirt that you purchased on a whim and were like "no way, I'm not trying just this shirt on... it'll fit" and then it didn't?  Yeah, you don't wear it... what are you going to do with it?  You have some options:

A) Keep it and never wear it.  Hi, Hoarders is calling.

B) Consign it... except you've already tried that and it didn't sell within the 9 week time-frame.

C) Donate to Goodwill - Great cause!  Total option... but...

What if your friend wants it?

I'm not saying don't give to Goodwill (or your other local charity thrift store).  I make a point to give up clothing at least twice a year (sometimes more) because I'm SO super fortunate, and I need to give up some of my material possessions for the greater good.

But... to save money and kick that "must go shopping" habit for a couple of weeks, have a clothing swap!  My dear friend gave me this AWESOME wool sweater - BRAND NEW and I love it.

I'm usually freezing at work - not today!

Get over the stigma of hand me downs.  They're fabulous.  And sometimes, you may try something you normally wouldn't but continue to try because you just love that friend.  I know this because this said friend loves jewel tones (I'm afraid of them) and she gave me a couple jewel toned shirts.  Every time I wear them, I think about her and it makes me happy because I live an hour and a half away from her and don't see her often.  It's like a token of friendship right there.

Hand me downs are great.

In other news:

HAPPY WEEKEND/HALLOWEEN!

22 comments:

  1. Sometimes previously owned clothes can be great. Check out www.ThredUp.com for proof.
    These simple basic layered looks for fall are come of my favorites!
    The Doctor Diva

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    1. Oh yeah, girl. I LOVE thredup. I just wish I had that idea for the website first. Genius!

      - Sarah :)

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  2. This is great, girl! I've also enjoyed doing clothing swaps with a group of friends. :)

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

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    1. It's a great party idea! I'll take new clothes any way they come haha.

      - Sarah :)

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  3. I love preworn clothes. Sometimes those are the greatest!! I love this outfit. It is so simple but so great! You look awesome!

    Denise
    www.fashionloveletters.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Denise!

      - Sarah :)

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  4. Love the way you styled the dress.

    Amalya
    www.fiwl.eu/three-words-classy-elegant-refined

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  5. Your cardi looks so cozy - love it! (:

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  6. The cardigan is so pretty! Great look!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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    1. Thank you, Melanie! Please stop by again :)

      - Sarah :)

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  7. I agree with you, I try and go through my clothes twice a year and purge, it's a great way to remove items I won't wear anymore and also give them to someone else who could use them! Loving the cardigan!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  8. awesome post! you look fabulous darling :)

    spiceadvicexo.blogspot.com

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  9. Clothing swap?! So fun! :) I love the cardigan over this dress!!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  10. Love your beautiful cardigan!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

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  11. Love your black and white Outfit ....very clean and casual ...<3

    www.theeche.com

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  12. I love how you styled this look!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your monochrome look Sarah!
    ♥XO♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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