Thrifts & Gifts

Shirt: Gift // Cardigan: Thrifted // Shorts: Thrifted // Belt: Thrifted // Collar: H&M // Bow: Icing // Boots: Macy's // Socks: F21

As the title implies this entire outfit was either thrifted or a gift. As a poor college artist, I've always been intrigued by the fact that you can dress so well while spending so little. And as it turns out, I've become the living breathing example of that idea. Who knew. Not me apparently. It only occurred to me half-way through my day today that I was wearing basically all hand-me-downs. And this outfit was planned for a job interview, so that wasn't necessarily the intention. I got the job by the way.

Anyway, the semester is back in full swing now and I've got this snazzy new job. Not to mention the 'sketch a day' challenge I've given myself. So unfortunately my blogging is going to be limited to when I can squeeze it in among all of the above. In the meanwhile I suggest you go to a thrift store. The Goodwill's I've been to have been especially happenin'. There's a lot to be said for New Years and cleaning out closets I suppose. Good for thrifters anyway.


First Day Back


Shirt: F21 // Cardigan: Gift // Necklace: Plato's Closet // Beanie: Walmart // Belt: Goodwill // Shorts: Goodwill // Tights: Gift // Boots: Macy's

I had a really wonderful winter break and as a result was feeling unusually relaxed and prepared for the first day of classes. I usually go big on the first day because it's the first time I get to wear some of my new things and really go in on the make up yada yada yada. But to stay consistent with my chill attitude I decided to go with a laid back vintage look today. If I'm honest I haven't been as confident in my face with these twists as I am with my fro (that's when you know) and I'm still kind of trying to figure out how to work it, so the comfort goal was more than perfect for the chaos that is the first day back.

Even though I was going for an overall more laid back look, I still wanted to rock some new clothes. So I put together this little thing with some of the stuff I thrifted at Goodwill the other day. I'm am absolutely IN LOVE with this nautical belt and the shorts fit like they were made for me. Popped on my usual jewelry, new boots and favourite cardigan and I was feeling pretty fly. It worked too, I made a friend because she said she liked my style. The plan is pretty much to sweater it up and milk the short winter temperature for all it's worth before it gets hot in March. Georgia is so gross sometime..


Mini Thrift Haul

Knit Sweater: $5, Belt: $3, Jeans: $7, Striped Sweater: $5

So I decided to make a spur of the moment trip to Goodwill with my sister and a friend of mine. I usually don't care much for Goodwill cause it's rather expensive for thrifting.. but this particular one always has great stuff. I'm really super excited with what I found. I've had plans for a while to buy some black high-waist jeans to make shorts so that was an epic win. They fit like a glove and are fabulously comfortable. I may stud them or something, but I also like the idea of having a plain set of black shorts. I just want to collect shorts really, and stud and bleach and dye and mix and match the with tights and knee socks and whatnot. I have pretty simple needs. The belt was a lucky find. My mom gave me a belt like this with the chains and I love it but it's a little too dressy, so I really like this nautical belt because it's pretty but just casual enough to wear with shorts and a t-shirt. And of course I always look for sweaters when I'm thrifting. I particularly like the striped one for it's collar, and the purple one has a beautiful knit pattern with the partial button down front. Neither of which I have in my sweater collection.

Needless to say I'm in love.


New Year New Clothes

Jacket: Macy's, Boot: Macy's, Shirts: Nordstrom & Macy's, Jeans: Delia's, iPhone Case: Nordstrom

I think I made out pretty well this Christmas. I've been wanting a smaller pea coat than the heavy one I have, I've been wanting lace up ankle boots, I always want more button downs and socks, and GOOD LORD I must have been wanting an iPhone for at least two years now. All in all I think my family knows me very well. The main reason for the lateness of this post (besides me being on vacation and being beyond lazy) is that I've been wearing/using most of these things and couldn't get a photo of them until now. And being a college student means final exams and projects consumed my life between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so there you go. All my humble excuses for being absent are now laid bare.

Also can we all just take a moment to appreciate THE HOBBIT which came out on the 14th and guess who was there at midnight yeah if you guessed me you'd be right. So, in short.. A Good Christmas.