Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Memo 242: Your Trash, My Treasure

To: All
From: Me
Date: June 7, 2016
Subject: Recycled Goods With The Close5 App

Photography by: The Werk! Place

Let me first explain by saying I will shop your thrift store and consignment shop with no issues. I have absolutely no problem turning someone else's trash into my own personal treasure. However, I have never really bought something from someone else online and had to meet them to pick it up Craigslist style. 

I recently discovered the Close5* app (available on iTunes and Google Play) where you buy and sell locally and that's exactly what I had to do. It was a little scary at first but when I completed my purchase and scored some pretty dope accessories like the one featured in this look for the low low, I realized that I may be missing out on an entire re-sale market. 

A few rules that I would advise you to follow when you start using the app (because you will) are:
  • Always meet in a busy location like a grocery store, bank or shopping mall. 
  • Never have someone meet you at your personal home address and vice versa.
  • Make sure that the profile picture matches the person that you are meeting.
  • Meet during daylight hours.
  • Don't carry a lot of extra cash and valuables with you to the meeting location.
  • Watch your surroundings.
  • If you feel really freaked out, have someone else go with you.
Other than the obvious safety concerns, this is a really good way to get some great items at an even better price. I'm always down for the deal!

*This is a sponsored post; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Get the Look:

Parker Blazer - Similar here and here
H&M Top - Similar here
Native Youth Wide Leg Pants - Sold here
Zara Sunglasses - No Longer Available
"Dani" Mini Handbag c/o To'sha  - Sold here
Necklace - Similar here
Sam Edelman Gladiator Sandals - Similar here and here



  1. This outfit looks amazing, definitely love your styling, very unexpected indeed!

  2. You always wear something different. I just loved your fashion statement. Your bag is unique and classy I Just love this.