I don’t know if many of you know this, but I love to recycle. I was taught from a very young to respect our Mother Earth, that we should recycle as much as we can. As years go by, I try to incorporate new ways of recycling into my lifestyle.
One of the ways I’ve incorporated recycling into my lifestyle, is via recycled fashion, which I began two years ago. Yes, all of my clothes (excluding intimates), is recycled, either purchased at thrift stores or given to me by an aunt who has a closet full of her daughter clothes from the 80s/90s (score!).
I’ve tried to make my closet (clothes, intimates and shoes) 100% recycled, but I can’t wrap my head around wearing someone else’s undies and bras. I’ve also tried to find recycled shoes, but it’s rare to find size 9, especially ones that are in good condition. Luckily, my mom has a friend who has “big feet” like me and she hands some down to me once in a while! Yahoo!
Oh yeah, I also put a limit on purchasing shoes, only two a year, if necessary.
I am not going to lie and say that it’s easy, cause it’s not. It was difficult at first; I’d walk into a store and be tempted to buy something, anything! But I had to fight that urge (or marketing!) to buy new and with time, it got a lot easier. Yes, I still accompany my girlfriends on shopping dates. Hehehe, I’ve grown fond of browsing and trying on clothes. It gives me ideas of how to alter my previously loved items at home! ;)
Yes, I love cutting stuff up and playing around with my thrifted items. For example, the pin striped button I am wearing in the photos, I added the studs to the collar and cut it to make it a crop top!