Like last Monday, Saturday was a fantastic day.
And that’s where I’m going to stop waxing poetic, because this blog is not an outlet to write about my fantastic & not so fantastic days. Although you gotta admit, the fantastic days are usually on days when I wear the best outfits, anyway.
But moving on. Saturday was a fantastic day because I attended FASHION CAMP, a bar camp style meet-up between people working/living/dreaming in all facets of the fashion industry.
I spoke [!!!] on the “Art of Thrifting,” a topic I pretty obviously hold near & dear to my heart. I think I did an A-OK job — and I hope that the attendees thought so, too. And in case you didn’t get a chance to check out my panel at Fashion Camp, or if you just want a refresher on everything I talked about … check out my video of my top 5 thrifting tips here. Pass it along, and happy thrifting!
THE LOOK: Genie in a Bottle
THE TOP: Express, circa 2003 [Junior year of high school!]
THE BRA: Gifted consignment
THE BELT: I honestly can’t remember if this belt is from a pre-existing skirt/jacket, or if I bought it separately. I used to have a belt obsession, so my collection is slightly unmemorable regarding specifics. Estimated circa 2007
THE BRACELET [#1]: Elephant charm bracelet, gift from a friend, circa 2006. One of those bracelets I never found the chance to wear, but kept because of sentimental/personal value instead. Let’s just say that my friend was a forward-thinker of about 4 years.
THE BRACELET [#2]: Green wrap bead bracelet, gifted/consignment
THE PANTS: Sammy Davis Vintage, available on Market Publique March 1st
THE SHOES: New shoes [!!!] from the annual after-Christmas-after-New Year’s Day-after President’s Day-after Valentine’s Day SALE at my local “high-end” department store in Lancaster, PA: Bon-Ton. Never heard of it? I’m not surprised. TK brand, because I forget at the moment, but the shoes were 75% off the already discounted price, totaling a not-so-whooping $20. Cha-ching.
You can’t not love natural light, and just how happy it makes you. SAD = seasonal depression disorder. Definitely don’t have it in this beautiful moment.
It was a bit risque, but yes, I am wearing lace over a sports bra. Showing some skin in hopes that it brings up the daffodils a month early for spring. They have to get excited enough to blossom & bloom somehow, right?
I don’t care that these pants add weight to my body. I love the weight. I love the pattern. I love the flow. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
NEW SHOES ALERT! $20 bargain from a Lanc Lanc department store. They just look so CLEAN!
Despite being a warmer winter day [hallelujah!] I threw on the snuggie for this last shot with an illustration set to debut in my lookbook! Special thanks to friend/fellow Temple alumna Bridget McMullan for sketching. Girls got talent.
See that illustration above this picture of me at La Femme Fete? Well … that illustration IS of me and modeled from this shot of me taken by Chris Reed of Might Like You Better before the big event. Thanks, Bridget!
Special thanks to my photographer Greta Eagan for snapping some pretty shots! Here she is doing her thing at Fashion Camp: presenting on sustainable fashion and how we can all become more conscious shoppers and clothing consumers.