Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pledged

Sheer collared shirt - Loft, thrifted
Sweater - Etoile, thrifted
Leather Skirt - vintage
Cotton lined wool tights - MP via Sockdreams
Ride boots - Cydwoq

Note to self: Always remember to retry on winter clothes from last year. This skirt did not fit as well as I remembered, despite my weight fluctuations, it was too tight in the tum. The weather has gone a little bit warmer today, which is nice because I wasn't quite ready to stay in heavy sweaters for months on end. We need a good cold winter, but I wasn't ready for how fast it set in.

I'm sure I don't have to tell most of you, but of course I'm going to take Citizen Rosebud's pledge. All of my clothing these days is thrifted or gifted. And much of the 'gifted' comes from consignment or thrifting as well. Even my shoe buying has taken a turn to ebaying and if new, high quality brands with good practices. I do this not only to put the planet first, but to be kind to my wallet. Her badge represents my approach to shopping and will give me something to point to when I want to describe my personal ethics when it comes to clothes.

I'd probably even further add a condition of "comfortable" into this pledge, reminding myself that I will only wear clothes that make me feel as good as they make me look.


18 comments:

  1. You look wonderful in red; that sweater is just adorable on you. And good for you for taking the pledge. I worry that I still buy too many of my shoes and pants new to take the pledge, but I guess that's the point. I should take the pledge and STOP buying shoes and pants new.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Megan!

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    1. Pants and shoes are usually the only things I ever buy new, but I've been taking the extra step to fight the auctions for shoes, and hem my own pants. It does take extra effort, but I think it's worth it.

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  2. I love the red sweater, such a happy wonderful color! We're enjoying some warmer weather here too.

    And good for you taking the pledge - I saw it on Sheila's blog this morning too. I'd love to give it a try, but I have some work to do yet as I just can't seem to quit Target (although if I wanted to cheat - Target did technically start in my hometown, lol). I think when the new Goodwill opens up near my work however, it will be a whole new ballgame! I'm over halfway there at this point I think though, just gotta keep working at it. I'm not counting myself out yet, we'll see!

    I also agree with you on comfort - I've pulled more things out of my closet that are no longer comfortable than I can count.

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  3. You look great! The colours are fab, but I think it's the proportions that are really working for me with this outfit.

    I am on the verge of taking the pledge myself; so much of my stuff comes through thrifting, but man, it's hard to give up my TK Maxx addiction. (I totally have to exempt myself from a second-hand pledge for shoes, though, just because my feet are all but impossible to fit already.)

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  4. You look awesome! I wish I was wearing this whole outfit right now!!!!!! Shoes and t-shirts are the one things I buy new consistently (and sometimes jeans), everything else is secondhand pretty much!

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  5. You are the perfect "poster child" for the pledge! You look amazing, always. I'm definitely there with the pledge, I just have to figure out how to display the tag. I'm also definitely on the page of rejecting anything that's not comfortable. My weight fluctuates a lot, so I'm in the process of shifting my closet around so the things that don't fit right now are not prominent. I don't want to be tempted by "almost" clothes. They'll be there when I fit them again, up or down.

    I noticed in a few comments that pants and shoes can be problematic. I'm lucky that I wear a common size in shoes (8 1/2) but pants? Really difficult to find ones that fit. I almost always wear skirts/dresses unless it's my H&M jeans or some thrifted giant wide-legged pants. I just saw a cool post at Butane Anvil with wide leg pants. I realize they don't suit everyone, but they sure are comfortable!

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  6. I thought of you when I saw and took the pledge too. You're a *great* role model for young (or any age) women who want to be stylish, and have a personalized wardrobe for less $$$$.

    I still buy a few new pieces, but fewer than ever, and I'm a lot fussier about them.

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  7. Sweet outfit, Megan - I like the leather skirt, even if it's not quite the right fit. Glad to see you are taking Citizen Rosebud's pledge - I'll be joining you in January.

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  8. I love how I opened my reader and you and Sheila had both posted... and were both wearing leather! I'm starting to think I may have to bring more leather into my wardrobe!

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  9. This pledge is uber cool. I dig it and it is a very worthwhile cause indeed. I love that most of your stuff is thrifted. I totally commend you on your ebay skills. Glad its warming up for you. It's been crazy nice here too. This is a great look on you! The red polka dot sweater is great on you and I love the skirt (sorry it didn't fit well--I've had that issue a couple of times this week too, one today actually!). And the boots are cool.

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  10. Very cute sweater. Nice combi.

    XO Arezu

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  11. First--love the outfit!! I like the interplay of the diffeent textures!!
    I;m definitely taking the pledge. It won't be very hard as about 90% is thrifted anyhow.

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  12. Wonderful details and quality textures, all together a luxe-looking outfit! Bella's pledge is awesome, and I deeply admire and respect the values it speaks to.

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  13. This pledge is totally right up your alley so I am glad you took it. It's amazing how MANY Great Thrifted pieces you have. I wish there were more thrift stores around here, though I heard of a thrifted market and need to check that out soon. Though I am trying not to shop altogether.

    This outfit speaks to me because it is totally elegant. Love that sweater. You know RED is my ultimate favorite color!! =)

    Have a Great Weekend, Megan.

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  14. I love the leather skirt. Plus, you look like a paralegal :)

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  15. The silhouette of this outfit is really nice, shame the skirt wasfeeling a little tight (can you unzip it a bit?Hw I deal with stomach swelling I get).

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    1. One of the reasons I realized it was too tight, is that it WAS actually unzipped by about an inch all day. >.<! I've decided to harvest the leather from it and make something instead.

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  16. This is so cute! I love the red and black.

    You are so good at shopping second hand that I'm confident you can do this well!

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