Sep 14, 2012
It’s been a while since I posted a “What I Wore”…mostly because law schools/law school professors are sadists who derive pleasure from watching 1L’s suffer. Ugh! But anyways, I figured I would stop being negligent (see, I’m even starting to blog like a lawyer) and update you guys on what’s shakin’ in my closet. Sidenote: I’ve added on some new writers to keep you guys entertained when I’m being a total slacker. Be looking out for them!
So here’s what I wore this week…
You guys know I love me some black. Monday was no exception. I wore a pair of black harem pants from Forever 21 over top a black shorts romper (also from Forever 21) and added some visual detail with a vintage beaded vest that I purchased from Goodwill a few years ago. I chose to play off my skin tone by completing the outfit with a pair of brown leather platform wedges.
Black romper – $24, Forever 21; Harem Pants, $8 – Forever 21; Beaded vest – $2, Goodwill; Leather Platform Wedges – $28, Buffalo Exchange
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Mar 13, 2012
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! That’s today’s theme. To celebrate the 70+ degree weather we had in NYC, I decided to have a little fun and wear my Mickey Mouse button up I thrifted for $11 from Beacon’s Closet.
I bought this shirt a few weeks ago (at the same time I bought this clutch) and I’ve been DYING to wear it*.
*I put on a pair of black shorts underneath to prevent a "wardrobe malfunction"
I paired it with a pair of butterfly print fishnets and a waist tie that I repurposed into a bow tie. I love this look because it’s simple, yet edgy. And it’s kind of a twist on the “sleep in your boyfriend’s button up” look…if my boyfriend was a really awesome hipster. Simple accessories–pearl earrings and a watch from Aldo–and I was out the door, on my way to enjoy this beautiful day!
Jul 9, 2010
“Hi, my name is Blake and I’m a compulsive thrifter.” (This is the part where you’re all supposed to say, “HI BLAKE!” lol.)
I swear I didn’t plan on going thrifting today. My plan was to hit up one of my favorite places to buy shoes — Cherry Bomb — and get a pair of black heels. That’s it! Well I did that, but THEN I thought to myself, “Who buys shoes without buying at least one article of clothing? Besides, Rag-O-Rama is RIGHT THERE.” So I moseyed on down and I’ll be darn if I didn’t hit the jackpot!
Check out my finds:
Top – $12.50; Skirt – $10
The outfit was completely unplanned. I figured I would just pick up a couple random pieces and figure out what to do with it later. The shirt was the first thing I found and the minute I saw it, it was sold. Next I came across the skirt. I’ve been on the hunt for a blue jean skirt for a while now, but they didn’t have any to my liking. But when I saw the white one I figured I’d try it and see what happened.
In the dressing room, I often try things on together just to save time. (Even if I have no intention of ever wearing those two items together). When I did that I noticed…”Wow, both the top and the skirt have gold accents and I kinda like the way this looks. Actually…I LOVE the way this looks!” And there you have it.
Thank you thrift store gods!
See more pics below:
*Shoes not thrifted
Jul 2, 2010
I’ve been in NYC for the past couple of days (hence my blogging hiatus), and I just could not leave this city without visiting a few thrift stores. I was introduced to a place called Beacon’s Closet. This place had EVERYTHING! When I say everything, that’s exactly what I mean. I came across a pair of real…yes real…Manolo Blahniks. O…did I forgot to mention the amazing wedding dress I saw for a mere $24.95? The things people throw away in this city. Smh
Check out my finds:
Plaid Cropped Jacket – $10
I’ve become obsessed with sequins/beading. NYC did not disappoint!
Beaded Cardigan – $18
Between the great thrift stores and the things I bought in China Town for DIY projects (coming soon), NYC is making this move rather easy. I can’t wait!