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    Finding Trends at the Thrift Store

    Finding trends at the thrift store

    I’ve talked about it before on the blog but sometimes experimenting with trends can be really fun. But it can also be overwhelming because you can forget what you actually like or what suits you and just follow the trends. Today I thought I’d share a few examples of some trendy pieces for fall you can definitely find at the thrift store.

    Leopard print is hitting the high street in a big way this season. I’ve got my fair share of leopard print shoes already but this is the only article of clothing I have that is the print. I’ve actually had this shirt for a while (maybe a year or two?) but that’s the great thing about trends! They always come back. I wasn’t even trying to be trendy when I thrifted this shirt! But I really like that this is a colored leopard print top. I think it makes it a little more subtle than your standard brown leopard print.

    Finding trends at the thrift stor Finding trends at the thrift store

    My pants are another trendy piece this fall, at least the color is! Sometimes I’ll take a look around stores like H&M, Forever 21, etc just to see the trends for my poshmark closet (It helps to know what people are picking up so I know what to source). And while I was having a nosey I noticed this bright mustard color was everywhere! I’m not mad about it at all. It’s a beautiful color. And these pants add the perfect punch of color to any outfit. These pants are, of course, thrifted but I’ve found some similar pairs and linked them down below.

    Anyways, I just thought these were some fun pieces to show you that there are tons of trendy pieces at the thrift store! It might take a little longer to find them instead of just going over to Forever 21 but it is well worth the wait.

    Finding trends at the thrift stor

    Shirt: Thrifted Similar Similar | Pants: thrifted (Similar)

    Will you be partaking in any trends this fall?

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    Wearing what I “shouldn’t”

    As a petite person (and really anyone!), I feel like there are often a lot of “rules” we are supposed to follow when it comes to what to wear. I “shouldn’t” wear midi skirts or flats with ankle straps because they’ll make me look even shorter. But hey guess what!? I’m wearing BOTH of them in this outfit and I love it!

    As my style has evolved over the years so has my opinion on the fact that I need to stick to certain silhouettes that flatter my body type. I am an exceptionally short person (only 4’9″) so it seems a bit ridiculous to think a midi dress is going to make me look even shorter. Hello – I am already short! The clothes I wear isn’t going to change that. And why not wear something that makes me feel good while I’m at it?

    I can understand, perhaps, finding a midi dress that isn’t quite so much fabric as that might overwhelm my frame but magazines/websites/etc telling me I shouldn’t wear an entire kind of clothing because of my size? I’ll pass. But it’s also taken me a very long to get to this point. And I’m also not wearing every type of clothing that I’m not “supposed” to. Just the kinds that I think are cute/comfortable/my style/etc. And really, the most important thing is if I think it looks good on myself and if I feel good in it.

    I’ve mentioned it before but this summer was where my midi dress/skirt obsession really started to take shape. They’re perfect because you don’t have to worry about it blowing up in the wind or sitting on a cold/hot bench! I recently thrifted this dress (surprise, surprise!) but it has become my absolute favorite for the cooler weather. It’s flowy so it’s comfortable, it’s the perfect autumn shade (mustard yellow!) and it’s got a floral pattern. What more could you want in a dress? Plus, it’s got that cute vintage feel to it.

    If you’re following me on Instagram (hint: you should be!) you will have seen me feature my shoes a few weeks ago. They’re originally from Payless, which is sadly going out of business in my city it seems. And these are the kinds of shoes that could make me look shorter because the cut off my ankles. But they are so comfortable and cute so I’m going to keep wearing them.

    So, I guess the point of this post is to tell you to wear whatever you like as long as you feel good in it and you like wearing it!!

    Dress: Thrifted | Shoes: Payless (old) | Jacket: Thrifted | Belt: ASOS

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    Cruelty-Free Makeup Favorites!

    Cruelty-Free Beauty

    Today I’m sharing some recent cruelty-free makeup favorites. For a long time I’ve always said I wanted to move more towards cruelty-free makeup but I never really did anything about it… until recently. I’ve been making more proactive and informed choices when it comes to my makeup choices. I’ve got a youtube video up that you can watch OR if you’re more a blog reader you’ve come to the right place!

    Cruelty-Free Beauty

    Definitely, the standout brand here is, of course, Glossier! I’ve read so much about the brand but was hesitant to try them as they can be a bit pricey. But I was recently in NYC and decided to hit up the flagship store. It did not disappoint! It’s amazing!! It’s like the Apple store for makeup, haha. But you get to try out all the products so I picked up a Cloud Paint in Storm and a Lidstar in Cub. The Cloud Paint is a beautiful wash of color on my cheeks but it is definitely possible to add too much! The lidstar is the prettiest wash of color. It’s very sheer but still adds a nice rosy & shimmery look to the eye.

    The product I’ve been most surprised by is the Trestique highlighter. I just swipe it on my cheeks and rub it in with my fingers and it is beautiful! It’s subtle but it still shows up and lasts for a long time, which is always great!

    Cruelty-Free Beauty

    I’ve reviewed the Milk Makeup Urbame Mascara before but it still doesn’t cease to impress me! It also lasts an incredibly long time and it’s got the most beautiful and natural look to it. You can build it up if you want more dramatic lashes but I usually just swipe on one coat and it makes my lashes voluminous and lengthy in a nice, natural way.

    And the last product is the Joah blush palette in the lightest shade (I can’t link to it as it is only available at CVS!). It’s only $13, which I think is a pretty good deal considering what you get with it. It’s a combined blush, highlight, and bronze palette. I like to combine all the colors and apply it on my cheeks for the most beautiful glow! I’ve found you really can’t apply too much as it is also fairly subtle but in a good way. I’ve accidentally gotten pretty heavy-handed with it but I didn’t look like a clown!

    The last product I want to mention is the Honest Beauty Sheer Lip Crayon. I definitely wouldn’t say this is sheer at all but it is a really nice product! I picked mine up in Coral. At first when applied, this lip crayon appears kind of demi-matte but when it dries it’s pretty matte. But it lasts for a long time and doesn’t dry out your lips at all! Definitely a 10/10 for this lip crayon.

    If you want to watch the video you can see it here:

    Have you made the switch to Cruelty-Free?

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    In the Forest

    Every time I’ve moved since I started this blog there has always been a bit of a challenge finding new places to shoot my photos. I take all of my own photos with my tripod so as much as I would love to just go shoot on the sidewalk, most of the time I am too shy/embarrassed. But I actually live fairly close to a park! So I’ve been walking there to shoot some photos. The other day I discovered this little path, which is the perfect secluded spot! I am excited to go to this park early in the morning and find some spots with that beautiful morning light! (I’m also excited for this path to not be so infested with bugs! Ugh I get eaten alive every time)

    As you can probably tell from my last couple of photo sets, it’s been so dreary here! And still a bit warm. I thought about bringing a sweater when I shot these photos but I definitely didn’t need it.

    As for the outfit, this skirt is something I have featured many times here before. But it’s my favorite skirt! It was my Mom’s when she was my age, which makes it even more special. It’s also subtle enough to do some pattern mixing with this adorable floral top.

    I’ve actually had my top for a while but never got around to featuring it on the blog. I participated in the Modcloth Stylist Surprise a long time ago and this is the top I was sent! It’s nothing spectacular but I do get quite a bit of wear out of it. I’ve been hesitant to feature it since the whole “modcloth sold out to wal-mart” debacle a year or so ago. But I do really like this top.

    Top: Modcloth | Skirt: vintage | Shoes: Target

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    Simple Work to Weekend Outfit

     Some days (very rarely) I miss going into an office every day. Now that I work remotely it is hard for me to imagine working in an office every day (though I’m sure it’ll happen eventually). The one thing I really miss from working in an office is my wardrobe! My job was pretty relaxed so I could wear almost anything as long as it looked fairly put together (no jeans pretty much!). So I felt like I really got to experiment with different outfits even in the corporate world.

    Now that I work from home I try to balance looking nice and being comfortable. For example, today I’m just sporting some workout clothes but other days I’ll throw on a dress like this! It’s all about balance, right? But this dress is something  I wish I’d had when working in an office! It’s the perfect piece for going from work to a bar (which I used to do frequently haha). It’s also super soft so it’s not a stiff shirt material!

    I thrifted this dress (of course!) this past weekend. I decided to try out a new Goodwill in my city. It wasn’t the best one but I did find a few pieces including this dress! I’ve actually been looking for a shirt dress for a while now. I wasn’t really looking for a floral one (especially a ditzy print like this) but that’s what you get when you go thrifting! I just loved the colors of this one and the fit is perfect. I find shirt dresses can be tricky to fit properly but I love the loose fit of this one.

    Everything else in this outfit is pretty standard for me – flats and a nice watch. I’m still surprised by how much wear I’ve gotten out of these nude flats that I’ve thought about purchasing them in the red (here). They are SO freaking comfortable. Normally I can find some ballet flats to be way too stiff and uncomfortable but these didn’t take any time to break in. I did get some blisters wearing them a few weeks ago but I think it was the heat. But yeah, I’ve talked about these shoes probably a thousand times on this blog.

    Are you a fan of shirtdresses? Let me know in the comments!

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