This month, let’s take a look at a collection with a slightly more attainable price point than our review of the Dolce & Gabbana menswear collection. Now that it’s finally getting cold, I’m going to be getting my menswear inspiration from J.Crew’s fall/winter collection.
It’s time for another edition of Thrift Store Thieves!
If you caught the post that I wrote about consigning clothes, you know that my friend’s mum, Trish, owns an awesome consignment store called A Passion For Fashion. Trish organized a “Sip, Snack, and Shop” event. She partnered with Tastefully Simple, LuLaRose, and Rodan & Fields for an event at her shop with snacks, sales, and sangria. It was so much fun; here’s how it went down:
In my first post, Fashion Matters, I said that even people who claim that they don’t care about fashion tell us information about themselves with their clothing choices. This is something that I think about all the time.
There are plenty of people who respect fashion as an art form or an act of self-expression and still don’t care very much about wearing things that are trendy or “fashionable”. There are also plenty of people who look down on fashion as something frivolous or superficial, sometimes put off by the feeling that the world of fashion is exclusionary or judgmental, and claim not to care about fashion at all. We all know these people; they’re the people who talk about how they “can’t be bothered to keep up with all of the different rules of fashion”, how they “just throw on a t-shirt and jeans and get on with it”, that sort of thing. To me, statements like this are often judgmental of fashion and people who can be bothered to keep up with it.
It has been a difficult week to be a liberal/progressive in the United States. I think it’s also been a difficult week to be a person of color, a woman, an immigrant, a person with a disability, or a person who is part of the LGBTQA+ community. It’s been a difficult week in the United States. When it comes to this blog, I’ve been spending a lot of time debating whether or not to post this week and wondering what I would say when I did decide to post. How could I post street style photos of the outfits that I brought with me to a professional conference in Dallas while people outside the window of my hotel room were marching in the streets in protest? Then I read this article by Stephanie Saltzman about being a beauty editor at Fashionista in the wake of the election results.
You know when you go into a consignment store or a thrift shop and it seems like everything is everywhere, it’s a tiny space that contains too much stuff, and there’s no room to move around or discernible organizational scheme to help you find what you’re interested in? A Passion for Fashion is the cure to those problems. Don’t get me wrong, they have a ton of clothes, shoes, bags, and jewelry, but I don’t immediately feel like I’m inside a disorganized person’s chaotic brain when I walk through the door. Everything is sorted and displayed nicely, and there’s enough room to walk around the shop that if there are a bunch of other people in the store at the same time as you, you don’t end up squished and stressed out.
I know I said I was going to wait to post until after I’d consigned some clothes on Saturday, but I changed my mind. I got Zayn’s autobiography yesterday. I read Zayn’s autobiography yesterday. So today, let’s talk about what I thought about Zayn’s autobiography.
You saw what I packed, and you saw what my friend wore all weekend, so now it’s time to see New York! Unfortunately, I don’t have great photos of every outfit that I wore, so you’ll just have to trust me that I looked cute most of the time. I’ve randomly seen a lot of articles lately about how fashion bloggers’ boyfriends are the ones who end up taking all of their photos, but what’s a single girl to do? Looks like it’s time to invest in a Match.com profile….or maybe just a tripod. Anyway, here’s New York!