But does that diminish the allure of entering a chamber of secrets that could reveal just about anything – from a fringed jacket that dates back to the '70s to a Benarasi weave that would make even your grandmother happy? The glimmer in my eyes will tell you another story. Acquiring one-of-a-kind pieces continues to be an obsession. Who can deny the sense of complacency it brings with it? While thrifting typically conjures up the image of hand-me-downs and lacklustre goodies, I assure you the process uncovers standout pieces and designer creations as well – as is apparent from my friend’s lust-worthy collection. And whether or not your thrift finds hold fort on their own, they promise to add an interesting element to your existing wardrobe and pair willingly with high-street finds.
Button-down maternity dress!Even today, some of the most revered pieces in my wardrobe have, in fact, been procured from thrift stores. A black, button-down maternity dress (let’s keep this a secret, shall we?), nipped and tucked by the tailor downstairs, multitasks as a maxi, along with a scarf and a cape. The Mandarin-print kimono I pair with a tank top and a pair of acid-wash jeans once belonged to the waiter at a Chinese restaurant.
Mandarin print kimonoShould you need another reason to go thrifting, take a closer look at my ensemble in the picture here!
The denim blouson, printed skirt and platform heels evocative of a Sicilian summer have been acquired from the bylanes of Bombay. Images courtesy: Drishti Das MUST-READ: Karishma Rajani of Purple Peeptoes Joins The POPxo Blog Network MUST-READ: 10 Blogs, 10 Fabulous Women join the POPxo Blog Network