Growing up I was raised by my grandmother who bought me all the designer clothes earning me best dressed in middle school. Let’s just say I’ve always in some way been into fashion and looking my best. I believe watching her somehow rubbed off on me. Once I became an adult and started buying my own things I quickly realized I couldn’t afford the luxuries of expensive designer clothing. I would frequent places like Melrose Street in California looking for the top looks in the thrift stores and travel into the swapmeets of Los Angeles looking for designer looks for less. I always had my own look but sometimes following the trends. Fast forward and two children later I’m still looking for the look, just on a budget. So here’s where I tell you something you either no or don’t. But one persons trash is another persons treasure. Meaning I mostly shop at thrift stores looking for the best of the best. Clothes or furniture you name it. Goodwill, Salvation Army, boutiques, flea markets and mom and pop thrift stores are my absolute favorite places to go. I can get lost in all of the wonderful things I find. On certain days these places have huge discounts like 50% off the store or clothing and certain colors of the day sometimes mean if your item has that color it’s half price. Below you’ll find some of the more ordinary or not so ordinary “pieces” I’ve found for me and my family while thrifting.