Mavi 'Alissa' High-Rise Jeans in Midnight; Mossman 'Arrows are Soaring' Knit, Mossman Crop top; Senso Boots; Hat from Glebe Markets
Yesterday a friend and I set up markets to sell off all our unwanted clothes at Glebe Markets. Having never run a market stall before, here are my three takeaway lessons.
1. GO EARLY. 10 minutes before the market opens is not good enough - you will be scrambling to set up faulty clothing racks while market-goers are tentatively rooting through unopened garbage bags of clothing. You will be flustered and you will accidentally hit yourself in the face with a pole.
2. Do not buy clothing racks from K-Mart for $20. Because they will break on you. Multiple times. I'm talking about a complete collapse.
3. Prepare for rainy weather. Holding an umbrella over my little box of shoes for hours on end has given me uneven biceps.
Oh, and don't go to the markets to sell all your unwanted clothes and come home with other people's unwanted clothes. Hence the hat. I went off to get us some lunch and I came back and was all "I bought a hat for $5, guys".
But guess what - my hat matches my shiny new Senso boots and I don't even care if this is a cardinal farshunz sin. Markets: 0, Jess: 1.
I only recently rediscovered jeans - I never really gave them the time of day and owned a single worn-out pair of Cheap Mondays that never zipped up completely at the crotch. Enter Mavi's 'Alissa' jeans. I honestly am the last person to be wearing jeans, but these ones are so damn comfy not to. And they're one of the only pairs I've found that happily accomodate my 'disproportionately large legs and bum' due to squatting (thanks for the wake up call, fashion blogger friends and boyfriend).