Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I was just wondering when the last time I posted a photo set in which my outfit was mostly secondhand - it took me way too long to scroll through my blog to find one. 

All of my favorite outfits have been mostly or completely thrifted - I really really need to start being more creative. Hopefully only buying secondhand clothing will help renew my creativity!

Here are some of my favorite mostly thrifted outfits:

This Summer

There it is. Photo documentation of my entire summer. 

I'm a completely different person.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Hello all,

After spending the first half of my summer traveling the world, I have used the last month to relax, unwind and think. A lot. The majority of my thinking has been centered around my lifestyle and how I can improve it. I've come up with a lot of ways, and one of them includes spending much much less time and energy on encouraging consumerism. 

I've been gradually setting up/moving into my new apartment near my school, and in the process I've come to realize how much stuff I own. So so much. It's actually incredible - I flew to NY from Missouri last August - I only brought one suitcase with me. In less than a year my possessions have become so numerous that I have managed to fill the biggest closet in my new apartment and I still don't have enough room for everything. 

I don't even shop that much - it may come as a surprise, as I'm a fashion blogger, but I honestly don't buy a lot of clothes. When I do buy clothes I am incredibly cheap - I generally only buy things on sale or things from thrift stores in Missouri - really really cheap ones. 

I don't even quite understand how I've acquired so much stuff in the past year, but I am making it my goal to get rid of everything that I don't need. This includes a large amount of clothes that I never even wear. 

I will no longer be accepting free clothes that I don't need from companies that I've never even heard of. I will still post outfits, but I will only wear secondhand clothing (and the clothing I already own) in my posts. I can't give up my love of styling outfits for myself, but I can give up the wasteful lifestyle that comes along with it and I can promote an alternative lifestyle - one that doesn't destroy the planet as quickly. 

In the last month I've also made another massive life decision. I've decided to become a vegan. I'm not doing this for health reasons. I gave up eating meat about two and a half years ago, and I will never eat meat again. I don't believe in harming other beings - I don't even kill insects anymore because I think it's wrong. My becoming a vegan is not so much a personal ethical decision but a form of political protest - I will no longer stand for the way that farm animals are treated in the world - particularly in the United States. I will do everything I can to oppose the system of factory farming, starting with the food that I put into my mouth. I will likely turn this blog into a hybrid fashion-food blog so that I can have an outlet for discussing these two enormous changes that I'll be making in my life. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rainy Days

sweater: c/o Banggood, dress: c/o Lulu*s, oxfords: c/o Le Bunny Bleu, bag and belt: thrifted, socks: Target

My mom came to visit me and we've taken a little trip to upstate NY/canada! I've never been to canada, and I'm really excited! We're going to stop by Niagara Falls along the way (another place I've never been). Anyway, she took these photos for me. Thanks, mom!

I'm wearing my new shiny gold oxfords that I recently got in the mail c/o Le Bunny Bleu, and I am so obsessed. I love anything shiny at the moment, so I was really excited when I got these. 

Enjoy! We're off to Niagara Falls!