The Perfect Denim Shorts

Said Shorts
Summer cannot be considered summer without the perfect pair of jean shorts. I found these amazing cutoffs at Captain’s Helm, a local vintage shop, and they have been my go-to’s since. They are probably 2 sizes too big for me, but they hang on my hips just right. Don’t be afraid to size up and try on the shorts you’re thrifting because although these look completely the wrong size on the rack, they are the perfect comfy fit.
If you are looking for shorts just like this and don’t have the time to scour the racks for months like I did, I found some retail options. Without being a Frugal Wench, shorts like these cost a pretty penny but sometimes, it is worth it.

Brown Suede Jacket

Said Jacket
I found this brown, genuine leather, suede Michael Kors jacket at Goodwill in a phase obsessed with finding cool jackets and it has since become one of my favorite thrifted pieces. I think I paid $38 for it, which honestly feels expensive in Goodwill terms but really a steal in real life terms. It has a cropped and fitted silhouette that is reminiscent of 2000’s fashion and what makes me like it so much. It’s the kind of jacket you don’t wear when it’s actually cold outside because you can’t fit much under it heavier than light cotton or sleeveless, but the result with a t-shirt and jeans is the perfect amount of casual and tailored.
It’s always a good idea to try thrift stores out of your area. Whenever we go on vacation, we love finding local vintage and thrift stores as one of our trip’s activities. But you don’t have to go to unique vintage stores to find high end pieces. Even chain thrift stores like Goodwill have a different level of merchandise depending on their demographic. I bought this jacket at the Goodwill in La Jolla. It’s one of the wealthiest areas of San Diego and they try to cater their store to fit that. That’s not to say you won’t find good stuff at your local store, but if you’re looking to change things up, find a thrift store in the nicest part of town, and start shopping!