It's Monday morning, and I don't know about you, but I could use something light to start off the week. So, let's talk clothes, shall we?
I've talked a bit on my Insta, and even on my blog about this whole ethical shopping thing. Like everything I do, I was tempted to go all gung ho, throw out everything I have, and just start over. Obviously, not feasible because, well, bills and silly things like that. I did go through the ridiculous amount of clothing that I had amassed over the years, and literally threw out half of it though, so that's a start.
As I began researching companies that I was interested in supporting, that were reasonably priced, and that had my style of clothes, I expected to not have much luck. On the contrary, I was pleasantly surprised at the options out there! Sure, they are a bit pricier, but honestly, some of them really aren't. AND you can wear it knowing that you're supporting someone who is being paid a living wage. So, it's worth it, right?
I want to share a few items with you that I've been gathering into my "basics" category. First up, Elegance Restored distressed jeans!
Y'all, Elegance Restored carries the cutest clothes, that are definitely affordable. I've been looking for a good pair of ripped(but not too ripped,) jeans, and theirs come with an elastic waist. Um, yes please? Their black distressed jeans are next on my list.
Next up, Oliberte! The shoes below are the Selki model. They are currently on sale for $70 bucks, as opposed to the normal $140, so get 'em while the getting's good!
I was a little nervous about these, as I was hoping to be able to wear them to work, and I'm on my feet a lot. Y'all, SO comfortable. The wedge is tiny enough that it doesn't really impact the comfort, and you can just feel how well made they are. Oliberte has quite a few options, and a whole bunch on sale, so head over and check them out.
Last, but not least, thrift shops are now my best friend. I found these grey J. Crew shorts a few days ago. It's way too cold to wear them up here in Ohio right now, but the good ones will all be gone by the time it gets warm, so I had to snag them. Plus, $6, so, yeah, they're mine.
This picture brought to you by me being incredibly awkward when trying to take pictures (or let's be honest, awkward doing most anything,) so I just laugh, haha.
So final recap. One pair of shorts, one pair of jeans, and one pair of brown shoes. About $130 total. All three of them are staples that are well made, and will last me a long time. This week, I challenge you to do a bit of research. Ethical shopping can be done in stages, and it actually can be affordable. I'm still just a newbie to all this, and learning so much myself, so I'd love to hear any tips you have for me! Happy Monday people :)