Oldies= Too Many Goodies (and here’s just one example)

Oldies= Too Many Goodies (and here’s just one example)

I’m trying not to buy any new clothes.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t buy OLD clothes.  

So... I’ve been buying lots of old clothes.  

And, oops, there goes my trusty 33 item wardrobe!  I stopped nursing my son and (not shockingly) my body is different that when I got pregnant almost two years ago.  It’s not just that I’m pleasantly plumper. It’s also that organ and bone migration have made for some seismic shape-shifting— I swear my hips are in a different spot and my rib cage feels larger (are my lungs bouncing around in there on account of the extra room?).  All that is to say, the clothes I wore pre-Archie aren’t fitting my newfound frame.  Thus... the quest for some that do.  

Now, I’ve justified making purchases for my current bod by restricting myself to items that are used (on account of Mother Earth and such).  PLUS... It’s SLIGHTLY less stress on the pocketbook —but that’s only slightly slightly because I probably buy more stuff than I would have if it was new and full price.  ‘Cause here’s the problem:  There’s too much good stuff out there.  

Like, here’s one... ONE! of the coolest-ever-vintage-clothing-shops-you’ve-ever-even-seen-ever:  

Red Poppy Vintage, an online shop run by Chicago mom, Magdalena Luzscz, who loves to travel and find neat stuff. 

Kaftans, ponchos galore!! 

Kaftans, ponchos galore!! 

I mean, what the hell with this?!  Right?   

How does one resist this rad-ness? 

Turns out, I couldn’t.  I saw this and had to copy cool mom Vanessa and her SF white fluffy jacket badassery.

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Yes! That weird, wonderful, pre-worn thing belongs to me and my newfangled mom physique.  

Thanks, used clothing universe!   Red Poppy Vintage is just the tip of the thrift-berg! More of my fave shops to come!

 

Mom, where are you finding good old clothes these days?   

P.S.  oh and OBVIOUSLY the Jungalow featured Magdalena’s cool Chicago home a while back..  

 P.p.s.  Follow Red Poppy Vintage on Instagram And catch her “story sale” on Saturday at 11am. 

Oldies = Too Many Goodies (and here’s ANOTHER example)

Oldies = Too Many Goodies (and here’s ANOTHER example)

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