Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I was talking with a coworker about clothes today.
WAIT! It's ok - you can keep reading. This isn't going to turn into a fashion blog - well, not yet any way ;)
We were talking about how we love cute clothes but with our current jobs and the state of the economy, we just can't afford to be the next CARRIE (i.e. spending $300 on a pair of shoes).
That's where good will and thrift stores come in. What a treasure trove of accoutriments. Each with their own story to tell. Tell me if you can get that at SAKS 5th AVE.
I know that they're saying that the reason that the economy is in the state that it is in is because people AREN'T spending. Okay, maybe that's true. But why not scrimp and save on clothing, apparel etc and spend money on the things that really matter? Like a car, a house payment, food or college tuition. (sorry folks, soap box time)
Or...even more than saving, it's important to let the new blood in. I know Marcy's is often "where it's all at" but what about the rookies out there? Don't they deserve a chance? My friend Diana, a plant physiology grad student at the U of A, designs clothes in her spare time. Right now she's working on her "recycled clothing" line. Whole new outfits, made out of discarded clothes.
try THAT on for size.

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