Hello my loves! I trust your week’s going great!
I went out thrifting a while ago and oh. my. word!! The hidden treasures I was able to hunt…
I love thrifting. The thrill of the treasure hunt and the comfort of knowing that I can stay slaying it with minimal damage to my account.. It really is satisfying.
Today I thought I’d share with you three principles which I find very helpful in my thrifting escapades.
Nope, you will not have gems flying all over the place as soon as you step in! Lol! Think of it this way, the markets are already quite cheap so the ‘catch’ is probably all the walking around you might have to do and possibly a few hours out of your comfort zone. Nothing you can’t possibly handle 🙂
Know The Peak Times and Days of the Markets You Wish To Visit
Gikomba market, for instance, is best very early in the morning, when the vendors are just unpacking their bale. This is when you’ll find all the amazing goodies. I went there last on a Saturday, and was there before 7am. To say that I was spoilt for choice would be downplaying it. Adams market, on the other hand, is best in the evenings on weekdays and all afternoon on Saturdays.
Have A Keen Eye..
..to see through the dirt and creases. The best stuff often comes disguised as dirt. This skirt, for example, looked like a hot mess at first sight but after a wash and some quality time with my iron, it was ready for a walk around town 🙂
What I probably love most about this pairing is how beautifully the pieces blend in together; A match made in heaven, me thinks?! 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by! Chat again soon! xx
PS: I’m not keen on disclosing the prices of the pieces I purchase but this bargain is far too exciting to keep to myself!
Top and Skirt: Gikomba Market (Top: Kshs. 50 Skirt: Kshs. 100)
Vintage Slim Belt: Ngara Market (Kshs. 30)
Leather Jacket: Ken- +254 728 962124
Bracelet: Mr. Price- Junction Mall (Old)
Steve Madden Heels: Instyle Shoes, Krishna Centre
Lippie: Nakshi Nouba (Nouba Plumping Gloss Stick No. 99)