|Scarf – street stand; Dress – hand me down from a friend; Shoes – thrifted; Socks – Walmart.|
Some people have certain standards, or qualms, embarrassments what have you. I don’t. I like to pinch a penny, cut corners, and otherwise do whatever else I can to save time, money, or energy. And don’t even get me started on what I’ll do for a laugh! This doesn’t mean I don’t put effort into things. I have a strong work ethic, and I always put 100% into whatever I do. It’s just that I think I’m selective and have certain perspectives about what’s really important and what’s not.
So when a friend said she had a dress that she was looking to hand down to someone, I was more than willing to volunteer to take it off her hands. I know some people who feel embarrassed to take things other people give away; it’s an “I don’t need charity” mentality. And I understand their fear of looking less than what they feel they are. But I think vintage, used, recycled, etc. is great because it saves our resources and uses less money. Two great things about that: one, it saves the planet a little and leaves a slightly better place for my little one. And two, it saves me money leaving more for those dress purchases I can’t resist and for Baby’s education *Harvard here we come!*
So thanks Mares for this great dress! And Baby will thank you when she graduates from Harvard law school….or Yale…I’m flexible.