Top: Divisoria • Skirt: Salvation Army • Shoes: Forever 21 • Earrings: La Sirena

Grey and browns. Not a color palette I typically lean towards, but fashion is all about experimentation! Plus I’ve been wanting to take this skirt out since its purchase in December of a whopping $3.99. Dear Salvation Army, I say it’s time we do some sort of collaboration, yes?

For me, shopping/thrifting is not only a small thrill but a matter of recollection. Where and when I bought something can bring back an instant, cheerful memory. For example, I bought this top in the Philippines in Divisoria (also called Divi or “The Bronx” in SoFA) last summer. It was hot and packed with customers and vendors as always. There’d be corn, hot dog, peanut, and gulaman stands everywhere, vendors sitting down on the uneven pavement with their products out on display, children playing with their newfound toy (possibly one’s trash), and shops aligning the streets for blocks on end. As I was browsing for fabric I came across some shirts on a pole being sold for PHP 50 ($1). Obviously, I got right on that. Divi was not only a shopping haven and mecca for cheap goods, but an entire culture shock experience. It was crazy, but it was a simplistic craziness. Man, I miss that place.

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

Author: fashion meets God

Christ ambassador and faith & fashion blogger at fashionmeetsgod.com

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