Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Everything Old Is New Again

Sometimes clothes get hidden away for decades and other times they get hidden away for seasons. This halter top has been waiting for it's summer debut since it was worn last year. The temps were perfect last week so I was happy to don it on some errands and feel like a vintage vixen, of which I am not. I thought it would be fun to take these in the style of an old photograph. How come you never see girls in black and white photos of yesteryear with cellulite on their thighs?? At least now a fake one exists out there courtesy of yours truly. ;)

I'm hoping to do some thrifting tomorrow and hopefully discover some unloved clothes that need a new home. In case you're in need of a laugh, I posted a fun video yesterday highlighting the different kinds of people you come across at a thrift store. You can watch it below the outfit details or on my YouTube channel! Maybe I'll meet one or two of those people on my trip. lol

Outfit details - Halter top, gift from my mom (Monroe & Main brand) - Shorts, $2 (vintage, thrifted) - Cardigan, $5 (Colony Brand outlet store) - Ring, $2 (F21, old) - Sunnies, .50 cents (thrifted) - Sandals, $15 (Target, old) - Red lipstick, 911D by Wet'n'Wild
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Just Say No To Sweatpants

My sister and I had an interesting conversation over the weekend (and it had nothing to do with any of Weird Al's amazing new music videos.) We were discussing how most people come home after a long day and immediately put on sweatpants or even no pants at all. But the interesting thing was that I disagreed with doing that while she was practically the spokesperson for comfy clothes. My argument was pretty simple in that if my clothes weren't comfy in the first place, I would not even want to own them. This outfit is a perfect example because everything is stretchy. My favorite fabric! It feels good on my body and it looks pretty cute, too. I don't believe in uncomfortable clothes. Shoes on other hand....

I know I have the unpopular opinion here but I swear that Tim Gunn can even back me up. To quote from his book Tim Gunn's Guide To Style:
"The truth is, with a bit of investigative effort and imagination, you can find something just-or almost-as comfortable that will not tell the world that you may take a nap or hit the gym at any moment."
Where do you stand on this issue? I would love to hear your take on this in the comments below.
 Outfit details - Kimono, .79 cents (thrifted) - Tank top, paid w/ GC (ASOS.com, old) - Skirt, $7 (thrifted) - Leopard print flats, $10 (Wal-Mart) - Necklace, won in giveaway - Lip color, Dolly by Buxom

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Thrift Store Legend

"You look like you go to a lot of thrift stores," is what I heard from the woman working behind the counter of a thrift store. It's like she knew my life! While I usually reject stereotypes and having preconceived notions based on a single look, being a thrifter is a title I will accept with open arms.

The topic of identity has been on my mind lately so I'm glad to have this photo set from a quick trip I took out of town last week to visit some new & old secondhand shops. When I say "identity," I don't mean who I am in real life but rather who I present online. What parts of my personality end up on Twitter? Am I accurately represented on my blog? Is that my real face on instagram? (Just kidding! It is! No photoshop for me.) It's kind of like an identity crisis in the digital era. I know who I am but how do I make that come across online?

It's so easy to become a character or a parody of yourself around here. I've recently been asking myself some tough (ok, so they're not really tough) questions to make sure I'm always presenting a true version of me on the web.

I just wish I could invite everyone over to my house so we could hang out and play board games so you could see who I really am. ;)
(Also, for more reading along the line of what I talked about today, visit Lyndsey's blog right now!)

 Outfit details - Tank top, paid w/ GC (Asos.com) - Shorts, $1 (thrifted) - Kimono, $1 (thrifted) - Necklace, .50 cents (estate sale) - Sunnies, .50 cents (thrifted) - Sandals, $15 (Target, old) - Purple lipstick, Divine by Covergirl

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