jacket ... motorcylce expo
blouse ... Xhileration, Target
belt ... Daddy's
cutoffs ... Forever 21
tights ... Topshop
shoes ... Candie's, Kohl's
various rings ... Grandma's
necklace ... antique shop
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Aloha ! I don't know about you, but it's absolutely freezing where I live right now. At thirty-two degrees. It's quite literally freezing. Stay warm if you're in the cold areas ! Drink up that cocoa and snuggle in warm pjs and blankets !
This past Friday into Saturday I was actually in Atlantic City for a concert. I unfortunately didn't get to see the show since it was a twenty-one and older event, but I did get to lay in a hotel room watching TV for a few hours, something that I normally never do. The next morning my mom took us out to Caesar's Casino for shopping. As I walked past the Louis Vuitton and Gucci and Burberry, I lusted for everything, but couldn't help but mentally belt out Thrift Shop in my head. I long for the day that I can walk into these stores and buy luxurious pieces. Who knows if that day will ever even come. However, nothing will ever beat finding that thing you've seen trending the runways in a thrift store, and for oodles upon oodles cheaper. That feeling of accomplishment is the best; cheating the system right there !
This outfit I wore at the beginning of my college school year. Yes, I did say I was finally caught up with outfit posts, and I AM. I only just posted this to lookbook a few days ago ! I was waiting so everything would be synced up, lookbook and blog. Marvelous ! Anywho... I was actually spotted in the cafeteria by a lovely fellow student, who interns for the website collegefashionista.com (link posted above). She asked me if she could interview me and snap a few photos (all of the photographs above). Of course I gladly accepted ! A small dream of mine has always been to be streetstyle photographed by someone, anyone. And it happened within the first few weeks of school ! As if school couldn't get any better, it's awesome to feel appreciated here, rather than outcasted like I always felt in high school. Moving on and up ! Definitely check the website out, it features many many different styles of students all over the nation. It's great for outfit inspiration !
This leather jacket is literally the best jacket I own. When my dad bought it for me for motorcycle riding many years ago, I thought it was ugly and stowed it away. When I stumbled upon it, it was like finding buryed treasure. It still has that awesome leathery scent, is soft as ever, and looks great with virtually everything. I know leather jackets are quite costly for good quality, so thank you dad for this amazing gift ! I finally appreciate it :) As usual the jewelry is all vintage. My grandma has the best jewelry collection I have ever seen, and when she gives me the occasional ring or bracelet, it's basically Christmas all over again. As for that necklace, I found it while working at my local antique shop, and the lovely shop keeper gave it to me for two dollars. TWO DOLLARS. That's more than a deal, perhaps more than a steal. Best gift ever :)
Sheesh I have typed a lot ! I used to think I typed to little. Now I need to find stopping places in my writing so I don't overdo it ! That's what I call writing progress.
Happy New Years my lovelies !