ON MONDAYS WE THRIFT

Hello everyone!

One of the reasons I chose to start this blog was because of the ENORMOUS amount of questions I get about how I thrift. So I am going to try to create a post every Monday about something I have thrifted recently! What do you think? I would love feedback! I plan to feature women’s, men’s, kids style, and home decor.

The reason I chose Monday is because 99.99% of thrift stores begin their new sales on Mondays. When you walk in, you will see a tagging system with a color coated label..and usually that new color will be 1/2 off for the week starting on Monday! I mean come on, who doesn’t love 1/2 off thrifted prices?!

I have not been a huge fan of high waisted denim trend until I had Bonnie. I didn’t understand what the appeal was until the extra ‘gut’ showed its ugly face. I am exercising and eating better, but that gut just likes to hang out these days. High waisted jeans to the rescue! I live in shorts almost year-round [because I live on the sun] so I went thrifting to find the perfect pair of jeans for the job.

When looking for denim at thrift stores, I try not to pay attention to brand and style when looking to create shorts. It’s important that they fit well in the waist and ESPECIALLY your thighs. They need to have some room without being too tight. When you take them home, try them on and find the right length you want and then cut about 4″ longer to make a rolled cuff. I like to cut longer so I have more room to play with once I try them on again.

I’m lookin’ good people!

Roll your new shorts to your desired length and press with a very hot iron so they hold up in the wash. Now your’re done! How easy right?!

I love the length of bermuda shorts, but for this pair, I wanted to go shorter. This would be a great look for running errands! I added a chunky necklace and my go-to Saltwater sandals.

DIY
Second Hand Style

This is the look I was ultimately going for. I cut a few more inches off to make them more like shorts. Then, I added some accessories and my FAVORITE booties. This outfit is so comfortable and great for this Texas heat.

I would love to see what you come up with! Use #onmondayswethrift Β on Instagram to share your finds!

See you soon!

Chantelle

 

DISCLAIMER:Β This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a commission off the sale. All opinions are COMPLETELY my own.

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh!!! What an awesome idea!!!! I had no idea about the tagging system!!
    And I love the shorts!!! So cute and
    Practical and high waisted…never
    Even crossed my mind but genius!!!

    1. Thank you Cassie!! I love how practical and COMFY they are. I can even eat pizza and still look put together πŸ˜‰

  2. You seriously just made the first case for high-waisted jeans that has made any sense to me. πŸ˜‰ I’ve always been against them, but with this fun mommy-gut I have going on, I think it might be the only solution. πŸ˜› Your new shorts look so cute, and you are gorgeous!

  3. Chantelle I love your style!!! I shop at thrift stores for my clothes all the time. I had no idea Monday was the day to go. Thank you. πŸ˜ƒ

  4. That outfit is adorable!I’ve never tried the high-waisted look, but it looks so fab that I might have to give it a go. I’d love to see more of your finds πŸ™‚