So, first post… Well, not technically as I owned a blog under this domain around 2 years ago, but still.
Last time I had a blog, it almost served to document the destruction that was going on in my life at the time… only without me admitting to any of it. As I continue to resurrect myself I want to resurrect this blog. I was inspired by Megan over at Stylish & Scatterbrained who I know from the real world. Fun side fact? My most repinned/liked pin on Pinterest was something from her blog (a tulle DIY skirt HERE)… Over 700 repins, so clearly her post (and blog) are worth checking out.
I’m going to keep this blog real and authentic to me.
I don’t wear a lot of accessories in my everyday life, so you won’t be finding me doing that on this blog very often. I don’t wear makeup, so you won’t see me in makeup. My battles with my curling iron are legendary, so my hair is often simple.
I’m not a model or tiny in size anymore… I’m also sort of average looking, but fashion should be accessible to everyone.
Besides those things, what else is there to know about me?
I’m a 26 year old who will be graduating from college this summer, however, I want to pursue a graduate degree in Economics. Consequently, I will be venturing back to school for a second Bachelors in Economics in order to improve my chances at getting into a good Economics program. Sociology doesn’t really give you an edge… though socioeconomics and health care economics are what truly interest me.
My love of numbers and economics are also why I’m going to do something that will probably put some people off. I’m sure it’s something my parents would not be proud of. Suze Orman would be though. I’m going to talk about money. Money and budgets.
After my savings were stripped away two years ago (around $10,000) to pay for medical treatment and subsequently further pared down to pay for a new fuel pump for my car, I have found that openly talking about money and financial situations shouldn’t be a taboo thing.
If you see me posting clothing, wouldn’t it be nice to know how in the world that’s feasible for me to purchase (and if it is?). I think we live in a society where we often do still want to keep up with the Joneses… But financially… can they even keep up with themselves? And can you financially do that?
I’m not a financial expert, so don’t expect guru advice; when I say I’m going to talk about money, I mean I’m going to be honest about it. I’m going to tell you if I splurged, if I shouldn’t have bought something, what I estimate the cost per wear to be, etc.
Anyway, enough of that. On to today’s outfit.
Dress: Anthropologie (here), $298
Jacket: Vintage Wilson’s Children’s Leather Moto Jacket (similar here), thrifted at Goodwill for $30
Shoes: Sam Edelman Zoe harness boots – I couldn’t afford the Balenciaga originals… (other color combo here), $294 (other color combo is on sale for less)
Purse: Jimmy Choo Malena, purchased from Gilt – a little over two years ago
My goal was to make the Rubied Dusk Dress more wearable. So I thought I would make it a bit edgier by tossing on my pint sized Moto Jacket and some harness boots that peek out when I walk. I wore this a bit back and got quite a number of compliments, though people seemed to think I had something special to do that night, so I might not have been totally successful in making it casual….