Recently, a dear friend of mine introduced me to a brand called ‘Off White’. Apparently, Off White is incredibly trendy and I am behind the times in not knowing about it.
I had a look at their website and I just… I’m so perplexed. See above. It’s not the only example of why I am perplexed, but it is a prime example.
Why on earth?
Okay… are people really that obsessed with being trendy that they’re willing to purchase a bag with holes in it?
If you have $2,000 to spend on a bag, why wouldn’t you buy a bag that’s at least functional?
Why would someone design this? Why is this cool? On what planet is this functional?
Honestly, I try really hard to not judge people for their purchases… if they have the money for something they can spend their money how they want to. If I ever saw someone walking down the street with this, though… I’d be more than inclined to lecture them about how to, and how to not spend $2,000.
I’ve seen some really ugly bags in my day, but they were at the very least functional. This is just… a weight for your arm. And it’s not even really a good one. It would likely just make you look like an idiot if you carried it.
I’m a big fan of Thrift Stores. Something that my mom has instilled in my brother’s and I since we were kids is that things don’t need to be brand new to be exactly what you need in your life. As a result, we’ve all been frequent visitors to Thrift Stores over the years and have managed to find some pretty great things. I’m thinking I might start sharing the things that I find. Because… why not?
Today I needed to drop off some clothing at the Thrift Store for donations and I thought while I was there, I might look and see if they had anything nice. When I got there I noticed a sign on the door that said “ALL BABY CLOTHES .50 CENTS EACH, TODAY ONLY”.
As my two younger brothers are having babies this year, I’ve been on the hunt for some cute baby clothes for them. I thought “This is a sign from the universe, time to shop!” Here’s what I found:
Toronto Blue Jays Tee
For me – this shirt looks a little worn, a little distressed and perfectly lived in for me. It’s oversized and cozy and exactly what I need. And, I’m Canadian so I am absolutely a Blue Jays fan. Price: $1.50
Tragically Hip Tee
This shirt is for me – I’m not sure what this is from, really. But I’m a big fan of the Tragically Hip and I thought it was a cool shirt. Plus I really like band tees. It felt relatively new and only lightly warn. The tag says “M&O Gold”. I’ve never heard of that brand before. Price: $1.50
My sister-in-law really loves the brand Roots. Though she hasn’t asked for Roots clothing, my brother told me she’s really hoping that she gets some. I went to the Roots store last week looking for a onesie for their baby and they were $45! This Roots onesie is going to be perfect for their baby and I still have lots of money left to purchase other Roots clothing I find! Cost: 50 cents.
Carter’s Long Sleeve Shirt
Though this shirt didn’t have tags it felt brand new when I held it. And honestly, Carter’s clothing is CUTE. Why not? Cost: 50 cents.
This was too adorable for me to pass up. Since I don’t know if I am shopping for nieces or nephews, I am trying to stick to clothing that can be worn by a girl or by a boy. This one felt perfect. It’s only been very lightly warn and is Disney Branded. I thought it was quite the score. Cost: 50 cents.
Oscar the Grouch Long Sleeve
This shirt, Sesame Street Brand, was brand new with tags still on it. I’m honestly not even sure if Sesame Street is still a thing with kids or if it’s all Peppa Pig now, but I thought this was pretty cute. Cost: 50 cents.
Life of the Party Onesie
I’ve never heard of the Small Wonders brand before but when I felt this it felt brand new. And, it’s cute. Why not, right? Cost: 50 cents.
I just thought this was adorable. It’s Nike branded and only lightly warn. It’s definitely much more green in person – my camera doesn’t do it justice. Cost: 50 cents.
TOTAL COST: $6.00
There were so many brand new items at the Thrift Store today. There were jeans, with tags still on them, from American Eagle and Hollister! I couldn’t justify purchasing them though as they’re not my size.
I’ve been contemplating starting to buy these things when I find them and trying to sell them online. I don’t know if I’ll ever do that, or if it’s more of just a pipe-dream of a side-hustle. Either way – it’s still a good place to look if you ever need or want cool clothing! There were so many pairs of Levi’s there. If you’re a Levi’s lover like I am, check your local Thrift Store.