One of my goals for 2020 was not to avoid purchasing any "new" clothes. That doesn't necessarily mean that I couldn't go shopping. It just meant that I would buy all my clothes second-hand instead of directly from retailers brand new.

The fashion industry, especially fast fashion, is notoriously known for being a major contributor to climate change and has faced criticism for it's harmful effects on the environment. A lot of retailers are promising to adopt much more sustainable practices however there is still a lot of work to be done. As consumers, we can play in part in this too by not contributing to the demand for "new" clothes and choosing to buy second-hand.

I haven't been perfect in my goal but I am definitely a much more conscious shopper now! I would say that 90% of the clothes that I've bought this year have been from thrift/second-hand stores and reselling apps. My closet itself has shrunk and I only keep the clothes that I actually wear. Once I'm done with them I donate them or trade them in to consignment stores.

When I moved to Boise finding places to shop second-hand was one of the first things I did because you know, retail therapy is some real therapy and I do it often. Then I found Uptown Cheapskate. It's honestly they only place I've shopped since moving here being a second-hand shopper. I wanted to share with you some of the things I picked up from today's mini-haul!

I went in looking for a couple pair of boots and walked out with exactly that plus a little more. My favorite of course is the Juicy Couture velour sweatshirt!