Fabric Footprints

Aug. 26, 2010 at 11:06am

Classic Jean Jacket $4.00

The temperature has dropped almost 20 degrees from yesterday. What I had so lovingly chosen last night for today is back on the hangers for another day.

I've decided to fallback on a piece of clothing that should be in every woman's closet - Jeans. A pair of jeans (although I don't know anyone who has just one pair of jean pants), a jacket and a skirt. The darker the color of the jean the easier it is to wear it from day to night.

Did you know? Denim refers to a type of cotton cloth called "Serge de Nimes". Which literally means "cloth from Nimes" a town in the south of France.

So for today you'll see me sporting:
Gap jean jacket $4.00 Value Village in Puyallup
Fred David blouse, $7.00 Nine Lives Vintage at Freighthouse Square
White Stag pants $1.00 The Thrift shop on 72nd

What's secondhand in your closet?

comments [2]  |  posted under anew thyme, freighthouse square, jeans, nine lives vintage, secondhand


by Mofo from the Hood on 8/26/2010 @ 10:06pm
For many years I gave my certified used clothes to the Dyson Boy's Ranch. I felt that I was living a purpose driven life by supplying those young men with fashion forward shirts and pants.

Then one day a well meaning soul revealed to me the lie that I had been living. I wasn't providing clothes to threadbare ragamuffin's. Those wayward kids never even had a chance to look inside my lovingly stuffed plastic Safeway bags---My certified used clothes were covertly shipped for resale at Value Village...

Deals were made. Money was exchanged for goods. Trading in certified used textiles continues.

For so many years I unknowingly played the fool. But forget about me. What about all the fenced in Boy Ranchers that never ever got a chance to walk a mile in my shoes?

by Mofo from the Hood on 8/28/2010 @ 8:59pm
C'mon people. Has anyone else noticed the increasing number of Goodwill retail stores? Reality check. Recycling clothes is mainstream. This blog is about now.