I am so overwhelmed by the response I’ve gotten to this blog. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my previous post, and I hope you all continue with me on this journey. Pack rations, it’s going to be a long one!
I love these pants! They’re perfect for when you just want to be casual, or if you’re tired of holding your tummy in, and they are such a pretty pastel pink. Shout out to my sister for passing them onto me! They are one of our many vintage finds. I love re-using disowned clothing instead of buying into the fast fashion crisis, and you really can get more for your buck if you’re on a shoe-string budget like I am.
I also love knowing that my money is going to a worthy cause. We found these unique pants buried under a sea of once-loved clothing in a hidden gem known as Cheshire Home, a home for the disabled in Durban. Every Tuesday and Friday morning from 8:30 to 12:00 they open their doors to the public. There you’ll find a White Elephant shop, an old-books’ store, a small nursery, and a second-hand clothing shop. All proceeds go to the home. They also hold a market on the last Saturday of each month. It’s a beautiful initiative which I believe deserves to be supported. You’ll be seeing a lot of their clothes on me! If you’re in Durban, pay these rad people a visit at 890 Main Road, Moseley, 4093, KwaZulu-Natal.
That’s not to say that I don’t sometimes indulge in a new cool pair of shoes now and then like these Coolway platform sneakers. I bought them during a holiday in Italy. I was totally unprepared for all the walking we did, and my thin sandals inevitably broke. These skoene saved my life. Seriously, when your feet are sore, it affects the rest of your body and mind. I remember almost crying when Dan and I missed our train to Genoa, after running in boots with the hardest soles in the world for what felt like an hour. So if I can give you one piece of advice, don’t go to Italy without comfy shoes. Just don’t do it.
All images by Meghan Holmes.