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that’s what she wore ~ thrifted treasures

thrifted floral heelsThis weekend, my best friend and photographer, Kelly Beane, came into town and stayed with me.  I took full advantage of having her around and had her do some photos of me.  As a photographer, I like to have professional portraits to use for my profile pic on various social media site, as well as on this blog.  {By the way, if you’re a professional of any kind, I think it’s a good marketing idea to have a professional image online, so hit me up if you’d like to schedule a little portrait session just for that reason. :)}  But anyway, I purposely planned an outfit {or two ~ so there will be another fun post soon :)} that was made up entirely of thrift store finds!

That’s right: everything you see in these photos was found at a thrift store.  Except for me.  And my glasses.  Those are from ZenniOptical, because finding glasses at the thrift store with my prescription is impossible. ;)

thrifted bracelet and shoesSee, I think I have a slightly different philosophy on thrifting than most people might….I shop for clothes I adore, not really vintage or whatever.  I love fashion, I love to be current, I love to be unique, and I especially love finding good deals!  Thrifting serves all those purposes for me, with the super added benefit of reusing items that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill somewhere.  Yep, I thrift because it’s good for this lovely planet we live on! ;)  And also because you can find things like this cute J.Crew tank top..for just a couple dollars.

thrifted jcrew tank topPlus, for me thrifting is just fun.  I mean, I can’t think of a better treasure hunt than searching through racks and racks of clothes!  Well, I can think of a better treasure hunt, but it would involve finding lots of money or lovely gemstones or a hot guy.. Finding great clothes seems easier, so I stick with that.  Haha!

thrifted outfit closeup headshotthrifted outfit full length poseHappy Monday, friends!  Hope you all have a fabulous week. :)

~abi~

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Kelly BeaneMarch 31, 2014 - 11:10 pm

Yes yes yes! I am so happy with and love how these turned out. And you already know I wanted to steal that outfit. And your explanation of why thrifting is the easier treasure hunt… crack me up! I love you friend and I love photographing your talent of styling and thrifting, you are so awesome at it. I can’t wait to see where those talents take you.

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