LOCATION: SUNSHINE COAST, BC
This is the type of garment you see and think – that's a street-style piece.
We all know that one of my greatest talents (and hobbies) is thrift/secondhand/vintage shopping. You can find the coolest things at these types of shops, and best of all – you can afford them. Often, the wares are unwearable, and are suitable only for repurposing, but often, they are just in need of some love (and, occasionally, are good-as-new, like these gorgeous patent-leather peep-toes). Trendy, risky, or ridiculous clothing are suddenly an option for those of us with heart-stoppingly small paychecks, and the wear-once-then-donate lifestyle is also a possibility. This striped-all-over pantsuit is not something I would have even considered purchasing outside of the pay-what-you-want boutique I found it in – but I believe my price for this fun two-piece was about $2 (and the $100-new heels were $3 at another shop).