OUTFIT // sweater, leather pants - c/o Goodwill Alberta // heels - Alexander Wang available here // purse - vintage // sunglasses - The Row similar here and here
COSMETICS // nails - c/o Gwen Stefani x OPI available here // lipstick - c/o MAC in The Scene available here October 29th // eyeshadow - c/o Make Up For Ever Artist Palette available here

It's no secret that thrifting is a hobby of mine... some may even say a deep passion. I'm not sure if it's because I appreciate classic design and quality or if I just love the idea of a garment having a history before it's met me, either way, the majority of my closet is vintage. 

Goodwill Alberta challenged me to make an outfit for $25 and while I slightly failed (the pants were too good to pass up) I think that being able to cover the majority of myself for that amount is a testament to how affordable thrifting is. In the end, the pants were $18 and the sweater $7 paired with my favourite shoes of all time. When it comes to second hand clothes, I like to mix them with contemporary accessories so my outfit still feels current. But honestly, both pieces could be found in a number of stores currently and I dare you to try to find leather trousers for that price.

Learn more about Goodwill's initiatives, DIY's, and costume ideas for Halloween on their website, facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr, and pinterest.

Photographs - Michael Borchert

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