first day of (blog conference) school

Do you remember planning your outfit for the first day of school? I would really want to dress up- but at the same time be slightly self conscious about looking like a bit of a dork for doing so. Jeans were the cool trend- but I loved wearing a dress and nice shoes. I usually went with what I felt was more “me”, not what was approved by everyone else. That’s what I recommend for you if you get to go to a blog conference like the Texas Style Council to meet friends and learn something new. You might as well show them right away who you are, right? Unfortunately for me my first pick vintage dress was held up at the tailors, so I went with something that showed other favorites. I love prints, orange, big bags and slightly tacky thrifty finds. Wearing something “me” helps me find people who have the same interests. It’s like wearing a sign that says, “Hi! I am a thrifty vintage lover and I want to tell you all about it!” What do you wear that shouts, “This is me!”

Dress, Luxe
Bag, Dooney
Shoes, Target
Necklace, Vintage & thrifted

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radical frugality? reluctantly weeding my closet…very reluctantly


I really try to keep a neat closet. I weed regularly to make room for things I will actually wear. Two pregnancies in three years has made this very difficult because I have been a variety of sizes up and down for so long. Case in point this outfit. I bought both pieces at a larger size (not the largest I achieved, but larger) and now they are both a bit too big. But… I like them and can’t find them again as the shorts were thrift and the blouse long gone from Target racks. So, I still wear them even though I should probably move on. Thoughts of price per wear and being wasteful have kept them in rotation. I think I am being a bit radical in my frugality. After all, I am still working on post preggers pounds, so shouldn’t I let them go? How long do you keep clothing that you most likely should let go, dear reader?

pink and navy outfit thrifted

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Ralph Lauren does not make mistakes. So there.

A few family members have teased me about some of my Ralph Lauren vintage purchases- namely things with animal print. To that I say, “HA! Ralph Lauren is too fabulous to make fashion mistakes.” Of course, there were some questionable choices in vintage lines like this, or even this… But all in all I will always love Ralph, from his bedding to his towels to this vintage white (with tackly gold buttons) jacket.  Are you faithful to Ralph or another designer inspite of (non)flaws?

Thrifted Jacket (Vintage RL)
Skirt F21
Shoes, Kork Ease


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