Vintage Pop-Up Sale!

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I just wanted to pop in and let you know about a sale I have going on over at my closet sale shop, which also includes a variety of sizes of vintage from my friend Allie’s collection as well. Sizes and styles for everyone! We have more stuff to add, but I’d like to see some of what’s there go to happy homes before we offer up more of our beloved babies.

Check out all of these things and more over at the shop!vintage closet sale

WHAT I WORE | Raw Denim Statement Sleeves

raw denim statement sleeves

It seems like everyone’s reflecting on the year we’ve had, for better or for worse, and I’m over here like, “I made it! I’m still here! Whew!” In general I get super sappy, depressed, and morbidly nostalgic when I reflect heavily on the past… don’t ask me why I get the sads instead of treasuring all of the happiness. But it’s a bad habit that at least I’m aware of!

So while everyone else is making big plans for the new year, I did take a moment to think about the direction my wardrobe is taking. As a 30-something, I’m all about finding classics that I will love over time as well as creating a wardrobe that mixes and matches easily. In 2016 I felt a massive shift to purchasing mostly neutrals, and have definitely decided that the ’60s is my favorite decade and personal favorite style. So I’ll continue heading in that direction with any new purchases I make, having a little fun with modern trends along the way.

My favorite trend of 2016 has most definitely been the statement sleeve. They’re so cool, and make me feel dramatic in a good way (not in a super sad 2016 was so hard kind of way…). But now that it’s the holiday season, I’m having a little trouble with the bells and ruffles on my arm. How do I reach for the cranberry sauce without dipping my sleeve in the gravy? Heavens to Betsy, how on earth are my sleeves going to slip easily into my winter coat? Oh Lordy. It’s okay, statement sleeves. We’ll make it work. Because you’re worth it.

What was your favorite trend in 2016?

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

top: ASOS / jeans: ASOS / boots: Franco Sarto / hat: vintage

raw denim statement sleeves

raw denim statement sleeves

raw denim statement sleeves

WHAT I WORE | Denim on Stripes

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Last month my mom bought a new dress, and my dad said, “That looks like something Amanda would wear.” My dad, the robotics engineer who will wear any ol’ thing that’s long enough to reach his elbows and tuck into his grease-stained jeans, surprised us all with the remark. My first thought was, let me see this dress so I can reject or deny his claim, but then I thought, wait a sec… my dad knows my personal style?” Which made me feel all warm and fuzzy that he pays attention to me to that extent, but also surprised me that he was actually able to discern what constitutes my personal style. I feel like I’m barely there myself!

My twenties was such a journey of defining who I am, not to mention what my personal style is, and now finally in my thirties, I feel like I’ve settled into a nice groove, style-wise. But man, I guess I’ve really got my style on lock if Dad can even pick out a dress for me! Stripes and neutrals? Denim and Suede? Sixties and Seventies? Check, check, check! The only problem is, now that Dad’s got me figured out, I keep feeling this urge to shake things up a bit. Be unpredictable. But being predictable is too easy and feels pretty good, actually. Maybe I’ll just get a new tattoo! (Kidding, Dad!) (Mom, I have no new tattoo plans. Please take a deep breath.) (Love you guys!)

O U T F I T   D E T A I L S :

denim pinafore dress: ASOS / shoes: Maguba / top: similar

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