Ladies and maybe one gentleman, this short set is a perfect example of why I like thrift. I can get quality and affordable prices and still look good. Likely, it's been through a wash cycle or dry cleaner so I'm seeing the garment in a truer form. I don't have to worry that it's going to fall apart on me.
I mean that literally too. I wore this sucka to a Beres Hammond concert and was a busted seam away from a complete wardrobe malfunction on the lower half.
First of all, I'm wearing the shortest shorts in all the land or at least the shortest shorts in my closet. My belly button is covered which makes it totally ok. Am I right? Another point for high waist!
My mama purchased the short set for me and even though I thought it was cute, I was hesitant about the arm AND the possibility of butt cheek exposure. I got over the arms and wore it with a pencil skirt. The shorts were a little bit longer adjustment period.
We can all relax. Cheeks are covered. Standing.
I also had concerns about quality but I really liked the vintage look of it. If you're not familiar with Francesca's, it's a chain boutique with trendy yet "whimsical and eclectic" clothing and accessories. Prices are reasonable.
However, the fabric and construction quality is lacking on this cutie pie. The zipper got completely jacked up in the fabric on the shorts and the top's zipper is a little bit sticky.
Don't get me wrong. I like new clothes. I like gifted clothes, for sure. Thrifting makes me feel good about being a smart shopper. I really like to shop. Thrifting allows me to keep buying without losing quality.
The shorts are not worth replacing or mending so I'm throwing it in the sewing pile. I think I can take it apart and use it as a pattern for a new better quality one!
Do you factor in quality when purchasing retail? Thrift?
RETAIL Modahnik clutch GIFT Francesca's short set - JustFab silver pumps
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