Monday, March 30, 2015

Nausea

While it might seem like a surprise, I don't actually like to shop. Whether it be for clothes or food or makeup -- I'm just not that into it. Stores give me anxiety and options overwhelm me. I have a pretty strange body type (aka under five-feet-tall, short torso, chest bigger than the A-cup standard of small sizes) which makes online shopping very hit-or-miss for me. I like to touch fabrics, try things on, and not pay full price. These are the main reasons why I don't often shop or have new clothes. That and I'm incredibly particular. Sometimes though you end up in a store that you don't intend on being in and you find a gem that fits like a dream. That's this dress. Perfect color, perfect fit, perfect print. Thankfully for my wardrobe, I've started online swapping again. Ah! It feels good to be getting out of the winter funk/style rut.

I wore this dress to see Jeff Rosenstock and Andrew Jackson Jihad. I've seen Jeff in all his previous efforts (ASOB & BTMI!) and it was so great to see his solo band. This was the first time I've ever seen AJJ and honestly, I was kind of terrified. They have the kind of music that attracts the worst kind of fans. The kind that want to fight, be unnecessarily rowdy, and make it hard to enjoy the show. The band, however, made a little speech about how uncool it is for violence. The importance of being kind to those around you and how they would NOT stand for any of that nonsense. After that the crowd chilled out and the fun started. They were seriously so wonderful. Nothin' beats feeling safe at a show and you'd be surprised at how often that's simply not the case.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Goodwill Good Style Fashion Show & a giveaway


Models: Abby and Cortney

The past two years I've participated in the Goodwill fashion show and it's my absolute pleasure to announce that I'll be doing it for a third time! I've learned a lot from the past years and look forward to showing how fun, affordable, and pretty thrifted clothes can truly be. It's a wonderful event that showcases fashion while helping the Goodwill's mission. What could be better?!

For those of you unfamiliar, the Goodwill gives hand selected bloggers money to shop at local Goodwill's to curate an entire collection of looks. I'm excited to share that my theme is "In Print". Every look in my collection contains a print of some kind. I'm not much of a solid material kind of girl and I think there's nothing more lovely than a print. I love the way a leopard print pops with a sparkly material or how bright colors work with polka dots. There are endless opportunities for making outfits when you seek out different patterns and that's exactly what my collection embodies.

Previous years: Pretty in Pink & Everyday Boho.

I have a lovely group of models this year. Some returning from previous years and some brand new ones and even some bloggers. All the girls I have selected are really unique in both their look and their spirit. Which means, they're gonna kill it!

GOODWILL FASHION SHOW
May 7th @ 6:00 PM @ Windows on the River
You can purchase tickets via LivingSocial at a discounted price here.

GIVEAWAY:
I'm also giving away a pair of tickets on FACEBOOK ONLY. Head over to Facebook and enter now! Winner will be randomly selected in mid-April.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wasted Days

This dress is a very old favorite. One of the few pieces I scored at a Forever 21 that has stood the test of time. Both in quality and in my own personal tastes. I once really loved this blazer and have worn it a million different ways. Which is probably why I don't tend to reach for it much these days. Style is such an interesting ever evolving thing.

Next to music coffee is my favorite thing in the world. So it made sense that I fell in love with this Chemex pin. Coffee made in a Chemex is just so much more delicious, ya' know? If you've never had a hand poured coffee, please go try it! You can actually taste the undertones of the bean. It's beautiful. But then again, I have a black coffee problem...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Skelteon Key

Oh, how I've really missed thin tights and cropped cardigans. It's a simple way to look stylish and also weather appropriate. I found this awesome key printed dress at the thrift store in Cleveland. It's a little bit big on me, but nothing a belt can't fix. I'm always attracted to fun prints that aren't over the top quirky. This dress fits the bill.

There's always a chance when shopping second hand that the clothes aren't in perfect condition. It's a risk I am willing to take for pretty clothes sometimes. I rarely have any issues, but while wearing this dress the strap broke. Luckily, I was at home and no one got a show. The good news? I wanted to tighten the straps so the dress fit better. So, basically, it worked out in my favor.