Thrift Shopping at it's Finest

Sometimes, we have to let go of routines in order to open ourselves up to new experiences. In this case, I'm talking about thrift shopping! See past the clutter and time spent digging, and you'll find unique pieces or even basic staples at a fraction of the cost! Thrift shopping is like most things in life; you have to start with the right mentality--patient and open-minded! Otherwise, you won't find anything.

Now, can we talk about this incredible denim jacket?! I found it in a pile of denim jackets at an antique flea market in Oakland, CA. So here I am, wearing denim on denim--like it's nobody's business!

Lately, I've been into looks that evoke emotions of days gone by. In this case, it's the denim daze of the 80's and 90's. I swooped on this awesome jacket at an antique flea market in Oakland, CA. The back of the jacket is embellished with Cirque Du Soleil branding and a geometric sun.  And to think I only paid $10.00 for this lovely gem!

I used to be a name brand junkie, but that's such a complex which I am so glad has left me. The denim shorts I'm wearing are real denim, and we all know what it's like to get our hands on a pair of form-fitting, actual denim. Such a rarity!

The baseball tee was from Coachella 2012, the year with an eclectic, star-studded line-up. The year of the the Tupac hologram. And a great year for t-shirts, being that my shirts from other years don't look nearly as cool. 

Not every piece you find has to have a story, but it's just a little more special when it does. 

By the way, I want to add that I felt so tired and sleep-deprived before this shoot, not to mention I overate the night before, plus some dramatic back and forth scheduling conflicts. I pushed through the nonsense and brought myself to shoot anyway, and it ended up being my favorite shoot to date. Push yourself, only great things will come from it. 

Jacket: thrifted | Shirt: Concert tee | Shorts: thrifted and stolen from a dear friend.. | Shoes: Steve Madden "Stecy"

xo, victoria