Unless you're receiving nothing but tattered remains (which can be a treasure in itself, if you sew), hand me downs are the best! It's completely guiltless if you attempt reconstruction, and best of all, it's free!
I love clothing, and this is no secret to anyone I encounter. I receive so many hand-me-downs from my mother, her colleagues, and from some of my acquaintances and friends. As promised, I will showcase for you today the amazing outfit which was entirely given to me by a wonderful acquaintance.
When we first met, during my wedding reception, she and I sat discussing steampunk and gothic fashion at length. She told me that when she was my age she would dress much like I do, and that she kept many pieces from her former wardrobe. I was thrilled to find a kindred spirit!
It was during last years 4th of July party that she presented me with two quite spectacular pieces. A velvet dress and a button up vest with fringe. She told me that she was going through her items, and thought that I would enjoy them, which I unequivocally do!
And then, earlier this year she gave me another article of gothy goodness; a velvet jacket! Isn't it wonderful?!
Perhaps later I will add some vintage metal clasps to it, as it currently has no way of closing. Regardless, I just cannot get over how beautifully 1920's the style strikes me.
What I am wearing:
- Hand me downs!
- Boots: K-mart
Have you receive many hand-me-downs? If so, which are your favorite pieces?