Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mild Winter

This winter has been strangely mild in Pennsylvania, meaning that I don't quite get to wear all of my pretty sweaters (I just thrifted so many awesome ones, so it's quite a bummer), but I do get a bit of early spring weather; I didn't even have to wear a jacket today!  I kind of wish it would snow nicely at least once (the last real snow we had was in October), but for now, I'm loving this weather.

My mom stopped in an Urban Outfitters over the weekend, and apparently they were having an awesome Presidents day sale, so she picked up this cardigan (it was marked down to super sale because it was missing a button), and these socks (which were marked down by at least $10, I think they were about $5, or less) for me.  Thanks, Mom!  So anyway, the remainder of the outfit is of thrifting finds including the button down, skirt, glasses, back pack, and shoes.  I'm always looking for basics staples to add to my closet, and button downs are always something to look for; they can be dressed up or down very easily (even in bright pink!).  The shoes were brand new when I thrifted them, it seemed like an entire shoe store closed because they had quite a nice selection, and I was happy to have been able to snatch up these loafers.  Oh, and don't get me started on this backpack, I am seriously in love with it.  I thrifted it just before the semester was starting in January, and I use it every single day for classes.  I mean, I get a lot of use out of it, and it was only $3, so I'd say that it was an excellent deal. 

Thrifting is quite the addiction, isn't it?

Button down: Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Skirt: American Apparel, thrifted
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Cardigan: BDG, Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Eastland, thrifted
Backpack: Vintage, thrifted
Sunglasses: Vintage Ray Ban, local consignment shop, The Attic

currently listening to: Belle and Sebastian-The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner

Monday, February 13, 2012



This vintage plaid blazer is definitely one of my favorites.  I don't tend to wear it too often, as it is one of those special statement type pieces that are meant to be worn perfectly.  I thrifted it last year, and as I recall, I ran across the store to see this beauty of a blazer.  It also has a matching skirt, but I'm afraid it is way too tiny for me, and I'll even admit that the blazer is a tad bit too small (don't ask me to raise my hand, hah), but hey, I couldn't pass it up! Although it might not always be wise to buy items that don't fit perfectly, this blazer was so special that I couldn't pass it up.

Dress: B. Moss (thrifted)
Blazer: vintage (thrifted)
Shoes: Relativity (thrifted)
Tights: Target

 currently listening to: Sharon Van Etten- Give Out

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I have introduced Lola on my blog before, but it was only a brief introduction in my first post, so here is an official introduction to my sweet pup.  Today we took her for a walk at the Trexler Game Preserve.  I live less than 5 miles away from it, so visiting it is a nice change of scenery from walking my dogs in the same old places all of the time.  Although the zoo is also at the same location, I haven't visited the zoo itself in years, but it was a frequent location of field trips and outings as a kid.  The game preserve, though is such a nice place to visit frequently with many walking, hiking, biking, and horse trails, and is, in general, a nice, serene environment.
This happened to be Lola's first time visiting the Game Preserve.  She isn't the best with car rides, as she tends to get car sick (we mainly stick to walking her on the roads by our house...), and even on the short drive from my house to the game preserve, she wasn't doing too well.  Once we got there, though, she had quite a bit of fun sniffing around (she's a scent hound, for sure), and even met another cute dog (who she was afraid of at first, but warmed up to a bit... it's hard to tell that she's actually the bully at our house, haha!).
As for this outfit, please excuse the excess of dog hair.  It's terrible how much my dogs shed, and people tend to give strange looks, as the amount of fur that I have attached to my clothing is probably enough to make an actual fur coat, haha.  The dress is a Ralph Lauren which I recently acquired thrifting; it is a simple, yet quite versatile dress which I'm looking forward to wearing frequently as an easy outfit for spring and summer.  The boots are also a favorite of mine.  I purchased them at the Nike outlet at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets almost 4 years ago, and they're quite comfortable, and cute.

Dress: Ralph Lauren (thrifted)
Cardigan: Pink by Victoria's Secret (Victoria's Secret)
Shoes: Nike (Nike Outlet at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets)
Tights: Target
Jacket: Jones New York (rummage sale)
Scarf: handmade (Indiemade Craft Market, Allentown, PA)
Glasses: Bonlook, Simply Fabulous (won in giveaway on The Clothes Horse)

currently listening to: The Kinks- Lola