Monday, September 20, 2010

Your Love, It's Easy

  Well, remember the big game I spoke of between my school and Union? We lost. I think we where all expecting it though. After only winning twice in the past twenty eight years and what not. Oh oh oh, this is such a stressful week. Tests in my advanced classes three days in a row, on top of trying to improve my math score on the SAT. Wah. I'm starting to feel the pressure of school again and little amounts of sleep are making me feel overwhelmed. If I abandon the blog for a few days though, you know why, and in good reason!

  On Saturday, I took my friend Misty thrifiting. She had never been before, but she always talks about how much she loves the way I dress and has been begging me to "teach her how to thrift." I really don't think there is a way to teach's just like shopping for me, no special technique. But Misty asked what I look for when I buy secondhand, and I told her that basically, I look at the fabric. Is is of good quality? Is it interesting? Color? Quality? I think fabric is the most important part of a garment (but it's is nothing without a good cut). After that, I look at the cut. Is it flattering, can it be modernized, does it fit into my wardrobe, can I style it, etc etc etc. One thing I never let hinder me in buying something is the fit, because that can be changed. Hems can be raised, waists can be taken in, sleeves can be cut, and any other thing along that line. I try to look at what it could look like, it's potential. And this dress is a perfect example. I was originally drawn in by the fabric. The pictures don't give justice to it's true color, it's the most wonderful indigo I've ever seen. Anyways, this dress is actually floor length. I'm really not a fan of maxi dresses (not on myself and rarely on other people), but I couldn't leave this print. So I pinned it up with safety pins until I can get it to my friend Sam to be hemmed. And this dress feels like it's easily going to become one of my favorites.

  I also think the natural waist on this dress is gorgeous. The dress is from the late 80S / early 90S, and I think draping and cut for a women's body was always such a flattering shape then. This dress really made me feel womanly, it hugs around the bust, dips in at the waist, and then flows away from the hips. Plus I got compliments on it all day. On top of all of that, knowing it was only $3.99 makes you feel like a champion. Do any of you have a treasure you stumbled upon at a thrift store?

  So today I sent off my first swapping item to Hope! I was last in the rotation of the three girls and I'm so so excited to see how the others style it. I wish I could just tell you guys all about what I'm sending, but I have to be patient! Killing me. On the up side, another post should be up for the swap within the next two days featuring something from Hope's closet! What are your opinions on our swap? Yay or nay? Well, we love it. Especially the journal. I poured my hear out in my last entry. You guys have no idea, I feel like Hope & Maggie have been my close friends for years. Well, it's almost eleven so I should probably catch some sleep. And don't forget to enter the giveaway! (:

  P.S. Sorry for the photo overload. I just am so in love with this dress, and today was one of those days where most every photo was a good photo (THANKS LINDSEY!)...don't you love those? :D

What I'm Wearing:
Indigo Patterned Dress: Salvation Army
Black Belt: Goodwill
Grey Ankle Booties: Aldo
Jeweled Feather Necklace: Forever 21
Guitar Pick Earrings: Gift from Carey


Mimi said...

you look very cute! love your boots! :D

<3, Mimi

maggeygrace said...

I love all the photos! I love seeing lots of pictures, you really get the feeling of the clothes that way you know?? And the person!

Eeep this swap has me oh so excited. I've already decided that someday if our swap continues to thrive, I'm going to come down and meet you guys in the middle of where you live and have a swap reunion! Or maybe we can all just go to NYFW :) hahaha.

SO! Niklaas the other day was like, "You know, whenever I hang out with you at night, you're always wearing something different than you were in the day, and then you wear that during the day the next day."

And I was like, OMG! Cheyne just said the same thing on her blog.

So funny.

Alex said...

I love this dress! I seriously can't believe the price! It's so incredibly beautiful and it really makes you look very good :) I am forward to seeing more from the swap :) yay!

Chloe Trayner said...

That dress is such a good find, the colours are just stunning. You've got such a good eye for the potential of an item. Looks great with those boots as well!

Belle xx said...

do not apoligse for the picture overload, with a dress that pretty i want to see even more! xx

Channie Patay said...

Love the dress! :)

amanda lynn? said...

I love love love that dress! the colors are fantastic.

i hope all your testing goes well! i hated the sat's! im a bad test taker so i felt that my scores didnt reflect me as a student. if this helps takes any stress away, my sat scores were rather low (actually really low) for the school i was applying to and i got accepted into all of them because i still had good grades and such so try not to stress about it too much. I hear that a lot of colleges are starting not to care as much about the SAT's when looking at applications now too.

Sarah said...

I love this dress. Beautiful pattern and those boots are great!

Amber Blue Bird said...

the pattern on the dress is amazing, definitely a keeper

Tasha said...

Oh my goodness that dress was found at the Salvation Army?? Amazing!

I love the bright vibrant colors! You look lovely!

be sure to enter my giveaway!

Kenziefaith said...

What a pretty dress! I love thrifting.

S + Y said...

LOVE THIS DRESS! Don't apologize for sharing lots of photos, we love you that way! Keep 'em coming, they're great!


simplyhope said...

Ouuuh the dress is LOVELY! Awesome earrings too! So excited to see what you send!!!!

elanor, missing-lovebirds said...

lovely dress!
and i like your advice about buying secondhand. :)

xx elanor

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