Paradigm shift. That's what I would describe my current status in life. Without going into too many details, shit be shiftin' — and it's exciting. What does that mean for my wardrobe choices? It means easier outfits, but you know, still fashionable. Like the above.
Yea, maybe the sleeves are a little much, but I managed to snag myself some Céline satin knot sandals, which have been a favorite of mine for years, but I have been super duper unwilling to spend $1,000 on freaking sandals. (P.S., like most dream shoes, they are surprisingly uncomfortable).
BUT then how do I have them? It's simple: patience, sales, and re-sale sites. My favorite places to shop these days are blogger's closets and resale sites like The Real Real. Ever wonder how so many of my clothes happen to be designer but the content of my posts is about saving money and being more frugal? You can have it both ways with these types of sites. Style and savings!
I plan on being way more open about which pieces I got from where. Why? Because I see a lot of bloggers still pretending like their crazy-ass, willy nilly credit card-wielding lives are authentic. And even it if was, is that really a healthy lifestyle to promote? Fast fashion is wasteful, credit cards inhibit your real financial future (you can't live in your clothes, you can live in an actual house that you own) etc.
Finally, I got the absolutely sweetest and most honest email from a pal who reads this blog. She mentioned how much she appreciated the point of view and most importantly the honesty. She called it "refreshing" and it made my day. Nay, my week. Thank you, M, for the lovely words, you are basically one of the reasons I still keep this silly blog thing going even after all these years.
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• Céline sandals via the Real Real
• My favorite Levi's jeans that are stretching out (boo)
• Dries Van Noten top, which gives me a neck rash for some reason so I'm returning it
• Mansur Gavriel bucket bag (which is beat up as hell, but photographs like a brand new bag)
• Kathleen whitaker earrings