when we were young…

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The Jasmine


thrity wears thursday, hippyville, casual, summer, cheap, reuse

So upon request from my friend Rebekah over at Surviving Toddlerhood, I am sharing what a typical day, me wearing Jasmine pants (aka harem pants, Aladdin pants) looks like. In no way do I think I have some special insights into the fashion world and have never considered having a “fashion” part of my blog. But I am exploring the idea of having a bit more structure and consistency with my blog and to that end, I bring you…

Thrifty wears Thursday!

Anyone who knows me knows that I mostly shop at thrift stores for a couple reasons: 1) I can’t keep up with the prices on brand new clothing these days! 2) Why not reuse the already good finds circulating through second hand shops?

When I am not shopping at thrift stores, I also like to support local tailors and small shops. The jasmine pants featured here today are from such a place. You can often find street vendors selling their wears at festivals and ferry terminals during the summer. If you are looking for some breezy, summery wear, be sure to keep your eyes open for these pop-up shops. These pants are actually converted from a child sized romper simply by wearing them around my waist – and I saved myself $15 because they were in the children’s section! 😛

I found the top at a friend’s clothing swap along with the earrings – another score!

I have another secret to share with you. If you are blessed to have a family member from a country south of the USA, give her your shopping list when she’s down for a visit. The necklace I’m wearing was among several other treasures my sister-in-law found during her visit to her homeland in Colombia and significantly cheaper than if I even managed to find something equivalent here.

And that’s it for today’s Thrifty Wears Thursday! Enjoy the weather if it’s sunny wherever you are!


P.S. I apologize for the low grade quality shot here – next time it’ll be better!



Author: whenwewereyoung...

A stay at home mom of two boys under two, love TED talks, swing dancing and of course, writing. When we were young is my sharing of motherhood, the beautiful, the ugly, the happy, the sad and the world my boys are growing up in.

4 thoughts on “The Jasmine

  1. OMGosh! You look so cute! I could never ever wear them and look cute.
    I am excited to see more posts from Thrifty Wears Thursday! 🙂

  2. Love the pants! And the top and earrings… Whoever owned those previously sure has great taste 😉

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