My friend found this dress on the fitting room floor at a downtown Brooklyn Salvation Army. I have never been a Salvation Army girl. I grew up going to Goodwill, and didn't start shopping at Salvation Army until I lived in New York City. Still, I prefer the familiarity of the color of the week. … Continue reading The Perfect Dress
I've written about the consequences of fast fashion before, and it is definitely a large part of why I thrift. The consumerist society we live in creates such waste, and I feel obligated to protect the environment, for the sake of the future and for the sake of my Christian faith. One way I do this is by … Continue reading Where does it all go?
This fall, I was struck by a deep-seated need for a brown-toned plaid mini-skirt. I don't know why, but one day I decided I needed one. My inner Nancy Drew came out, and I resolved to find the perfect skirt either for sleuthing or a Cher Horowitz costume. https://68.media.tumblr.com/ca19f4b5e440bfb65b301180b07d4d04/tumblr_ogphck0DXA1vh7pkvo1_500.gif I browsed J. Crew's website relentlessly, … Continue reading Plaid Mini Obsession
Read any fashion blog for a while and you will inevitably find a list of items every woman needs. Sometimes it's from a French perspective, and includes cigarette pants and brogues. Other times Englishwomen write the lists, including things like riding boots and wool blazers. Sometimes the lists are infinitely practical: comfortable undergarments and mid-height … Continue reading What Every Woman Needs? A White Button Down
Shoes are tricky. I read once that you should never buy vintage: they tend to fall apart and break easily. Likewise, quality shoes at a thrift store can be hard to find. Often the shoes look worn out, have scratches, or fit strangely, and that is why they end up at the thrift store. However, … Continue reading Thrifting Shoes: Favorite Brown Boots
Last spring break I stayed in the city, and one thing on my agenda was visiting Green-Wood Cemetery, a historic cemetery with beautiful views of Manhattan. Here is a picture of me awkwardly smiling in my favorite Goodwill "summer pants" that I didn't know I needed until I owned them. In New York City, lots … Continue reading Goodwill Goodies
America is a consumerist society. We buy more and more things, coming up with new things we need every day. Fashion is no exception to this. With the invention of the internet, fashion has taken on a life of it's own. It moves faster and cycles through seasons at an alarming rate, trends disappearing almost … Continue reading Fast Fashion
I love fashion. I like looking at pictures from fashion week, runway shows and street style. I like to read blogs about style, browse Pinterest and seek inspiration from Instagram and magazines. But sometimes, it can be discouraging. It often seems like everything is too expensive, like I cannot afford anything I want. My wishlist … Continue reading Trying not to Break the Bank
Personal style scares me. I am still not sure I have found mine. Maybe it is because I went to private school and wore a plaid skirt, white button-downs, knee-socks and loafers until I turned eighteen, but I still feel like I am trying to create my personal style. Sometimes I want to look preppy, borrowing … Continue reading Personal Style
I have three siblings, and grew up down the street from four older cousins. My best friend in elementary school was what we called a "head" taller than me. Because of this, I had ample fodder for hand-me-downs. I was always getting cast-off jeans, shirts and dresses. I vividly remember getting a black trash bags … Continue reading Why Thrift?