Not sure how many of you have been to (or have access to) Out of The Closet, but, it’s amazing. I got this shirt and skirt there. The shirt was literally brand new, still had the tags on it, and it was $4.00 – crazy! Unlike other thrift stores, they have a ton of new stuff, and the best part? 96 cents of every dollar spent there goes to patient care.
In other news, this study came out – apparently Ohio (where I live currently), and Maryland (where I’m from) are the top two states most likely to curse during a phone conversation. Ohio also made the top 5 least courteous states list..so I guess the odds aren’t exactly in my favor (ha ha..hunger games), but I’m hoping I somehow drag up the average (of courtesy, that is).
Check out my fellow thrift style Thursday-ers to see what they came up with this week:
Spoolish // Being Zhenya // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J
Aligator Toe // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex
Good News of The Day
Many of us know healthcare is expensive, even medication is expensive. Some feel the burden of that more than others, and some are willing to help others in need. That was the case just a few short days ago when a Rite Aid pharmacist paid for a prescription for pain medication for a 76 year old man suffering with stage 4 gastric cancer.
And, if that’s not enough, you HAVE to check out this video of a monkey teaching a human to crush leaves, seriously, my heart melts.
I don’t think I’ve worn anything velvet since the third grade. So obviously when I came across this awesome velvet button up dress, nostalgia kicked in and I had to get it. I’ve been out of the refashioning game for awhile, which is probably why I hemmed this dress so short (it’s kinda way too short). But, I figured with some tights under it..passable..ish..
The top under it was actually sent to me courtesy of Choies, this was my first experience shopping with them, and overall it was pretty awesome. They have tons of stylish and affordable clothes, the only downside is shipping – if you go the free shipping route it takes what seems like a lifetime. Also, I didn’t realize this at the time, but apparently this shirt is basically a replica of a Burberry shirt that retails at $1,295.00! The version I’m wearing from Choies retails at just $20.99 – so you are literally saving nearly $1,275, there’s probably a quality difference, but for the money saved I’d say it’s totally worth it.
Dress: Thrifted // Top: c/o Choies // Tights: Target
Good News of The Day
Steven Ciccone, a well known pastry chef with Cerebral Palsy didn’t hesitate Sunday morning while rushing to help fellow passengers after a Metro-North commuter train derailed in the Bronx. All the while, Ciccone ignored his own injuries. On Sunday night, from his own hospital bed, he told 13News Now that he only suffered a few bruises, and “achy joints.”, and is “no hero”. He instead focused on wishing one passenger luck before she went in for back surgery. Check out the full story here.
Thought it is December, and we’ve had several snow falls already this year, it’s pretty warm out today – projected high of 47 degrees! The holiday weekend was amazing, but went by way too fast! Thanksgiving Thursday was filled with good food, good people, and good football with a Ravens win. Black Friday shopping – hectic, but fun. Saturday was another good football day with an Ohio State win AND an incredible final play by Auburn – seriously, you have to see it. And, Sunday, I basically had the most domestic day of my life – baked a pie, and sewed..gender norms..I just can’t seem to escape them…
Dress: H&M // Tights: Forever 21 // Boots: Thrifted
I was experimenting with shooting into the sun with these photos, the color looks a little weird in some of them, but I like the overall effect and little sun flares I captured. There are so many more things to think about when shooting with a DSLR, hopefully things I will soon learn..
Good News of The Day
Jimmy Fallen has to be up there on the list of celebrities everyone loves, so be prepared to love him even more. Last week, he visited St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital dressed as a chicken, and sang for the kids – I know, adorable! AND, there’s a video, a heartwarming video, check it out here - I promise, it will be an awesome start to your week!
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