FINNISHED! / second hand style
This is what I bought.
35€ for the jeans jacket and 15 € for the dress.
La Mona Cheeca
Here's some of my February second hand outfits. Though I basically every day wear second hand clothes, for some reason I can not get the picture taken. I guess it's that I'm part the old school generation and I have always taken a lot of pictures – but not of myself. And I feel selfies somehow really difficult. But luckily I have my colleague who is becoming my designated photographer.
Inside/Outside! ...Retro skirt is from Finnish designer house Arola from the 70-80's. The jacket is from Nachtflohmarkt in Munich, bag from a second hand shop in Nürnberg and the belt from outdoor flea market in Helsinki.
This second hand dress I found on my trip to Kemi from a second hand shop and the belt I got for 50 cents.
Another use for my cute second hand bow belt. I found two of the same (one black and one gray) in two different second hand stores. And I love 'em both.
My new second hand leather vest. So cool. I bought it from a Facebook recycling group. And basically I like the idea of Facebook groups where you sell and buy. But I just never comment a picture that somebody else has already commented. It just feels too complicated. But if I'm the first one or the only one wanting to buy – then perfect!
My current favourites: second hand Valentino Orlandi bag that I bought in a second hand shop in Nuremberg fro 15 euros. And a makeup bag from Plyymienkeli who makes bags out of zippers.
I obviously can not resist woollen skirts and stuff with studs. I got these for 10 euros in UFF second hand shop in Helsinki.
Here some my January-February secondhand outfits. I hope you get some inspiration!...
My Friday feeling skirt fitted really nicely to the wall at the office. The belt is from second hand store UFF in Helsinki, the skirt is from Kattilahalli flea market and the boots I got from my cousine. I love the eighties vibe combined with a dash of rock.
Two hoochie mamas in furs on a vintage shopping tour in Kallio, Helsinki. Our second hand furs are from Germany. Of course it is debatable if one should wear fur... But then again: would it be better to let these old old jackets to rot somewhere and instead buy new jackets? I say not.
Once again I wear the bow belt that seems to be my favourite this month. This skirt as well I got from an old colleague of mine. The shirt is not secondhand but it already about 10 years old. ...A bit tight but still fits, haha. The jewellery are made out of old leather jackets that I bought from the Recycling Center here in Helsinki. Leather Swallow Necklace, Leather Bracelet and recycled nail polish painted leather star earrings.
Here my beautiful mittens that I bought from the outdoor Sunday flea market in Hakaniemi in July. Unfortunately I lost one of them the very next day. Sad. :(
This scarf has become my favourite this winter. I got it for one euro at the Kattilahallin Kirppis flea market in Helsinki.
...Always when I'm tired I accidentally wear grey. I guess the aim is to be unnoticeable and blend in the wall. The jacket and the belt I got for 1,5 euros in the summer from an outdoors flea market in the summer and the dress I found at the Kaivarin Kanuuna flea market last month. This outfit is soooo warm!
I'm trying to learn how to take selfies. It's hard. But I want to how you more of my second hand clothing. ...So anyway: this perfect jacket I found in London. I paid 15 Pounds for it which is quite a lot for me and I wouldn't usually pay that much but I have been looking something like this for some time and usually mens jackets are way too big for me, so I thought what the hell, I will take it!
I can't believe how lucky I was during this one year spent in Helsinki...at least considering all the great shizz I found from the flea markets. Obviously this is not all but maybe the higlights at least. How could I ever after this go back to "normal shopping"??
My god, how much crap I had here in Helsinki apartment. But some nice surprises as well. For example I found this old flea market skirt that I had forgotten totally and now it feels like new again. I combined the the old school skirt with RokRokInc. chess pendant and voilá: a new outfit without any shopping!