Friday, January 30, 2015
A simple outfit ready for adventure--my backpacks always make an outfit seem instantly more adventure-y. Clutches are so impractical that they'd never end up on a true adventure. In heels and a clutch you go to your chosen destination and have a lovely time, but there's no room for spontaneity--there's no following a stranger on some mysterious quest. But when I wear a backpack I feel like there's no stopping me; I could go anywhere. Of course it'd be quite weird to follow a stranger and I haven't been on a mysterious quest in weeks, but the principle remains...
ASOS sweater (old)
thrifted skirt (similar)
Thursday, January 29, 2015
My love of vintage shopping started young. Back in junior high I told my dad I "needed" a new pair of jeans and he took me to the nearest thrift shop. It wasn't long before I realized that secondhand jeans and tees weren't quite as cool as vintage dresses from the 50s and 60s. On a budget in college my vintage shopping became even more pronounced as I discovered the wonder of eBay auctions for 99 cents and the plethora of amazing thrift shops near my college campus. Lately quality vintage seems harder to find and higher priced, but I still love those nearly one-of-a-kind finds. I'm being more picky with my vintage purchases, but I haven't abandoned the hunt completely...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
So my Halloween costume for the forseeable future will probably be a Girl Scout. I did get that sweet vintage Girl Scout dress in the fall (which I am still planning on wearing less costume-y sometime) and now I've added to the uniform with this vintage Girl Scout camera. I'm still missing an official sash, bow, and hat but I can continue to cheat with other alternatives in my wardrobe. Today I'm just playing with the camera and longing for some GS cookies.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
If any themes emerge in all my home inspiration searches and collections they are: books and color. I love pictures of bookshelves and I adore homes with loads of color. Here's a few of my favorite pins from all over. Sources on my Pinterest.