Friday, May 14, 2010

Thrift Porn: Sea of Shoes

  From This blog post on Sea of Shoes. Lovely Thrift inspiration

Yesterday’s blog post revealed the importance of Thrift Porn; inspiration that makes thrifters hot and heavy for the passionate thrift hunt. I’ll start off this new series of Thrift Porn posts with the inspirational blogger Sea of Shoes.

Sea of Shoes is the first fashion blog I’ve ever read, I accidentally discovered it while doing keyword research at work yesterday and it’s had me entranced ever since. The writer, 18-year-old Jane Aldridge chronicles her quirky outfits daily.

 From this blog post on Sea of Shoes. Vintage dress and accessories.

Her beautiful photography and unique sense of style has landed her in various top publications like Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Fan Fair. She was paid to design a line of shoes for Urban Outfitters; she was invited to the Crillon Ball, and other numerous prestigious accolades that are way above my geeky head. (I follow comic books, not fashion.)
 
 You encounter many simular items when thrifting. At far less than the cost of these designer duds...

Not Thrifty
: Sea of Shoes is incredibly guilty thrift porn because it’s not truly thrifty. This girl has a shoe closet bigger than my apartment and she drops $1,000 or more on single fashion accessories. We cannot even fathom the wealthy world she comes from.

Let's make our OWN designer skirts. 

Regardless, her portraits and photographs inspire the thrift bug. Take the designer skirt above- I can easily imagine myself sewing that skirt from a thrifted child’s sheet or blanket. I'm taking scissors to my childhood batman sheets, dammit!

 Her quirky clothing combinations will make you look at what’s in your closet in new ways, and merge your closet contents to create new outfits instead of spending money on new ones. And that’s the true essence of thrift.

  From This blog post gorgeous vignettes in an antique store 

Enjoy your thrift porn- this one is a truly vouyeristic peek into a wealthy world that ironically inspires us to spend less. Does anyone else have thrift-inspiration to share?

12 comments:

  1. oh wow, if only someone would take a picture like that of me every day! Um, if I looked like that and had that kind of clothing budget... I love the skirt though...

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  3. So really, who are these people and how does their money come to them? I'm at a loss to know how, but I do know a sweet thrifting blog when I see one. Stumbled here from Soulemama. Loving what I'm reading.

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