Went to Sunshine Thrift Store with a friend of mine today – first time ever there. Tons of stuff to look at. The plus size section was pretty extensive – much better than Goodwill. But before I get to the goodies (there’s not much, but I did get a few neat things), I have to comment about this one lady at the store.
She had a Louis Vuitton Pochette purse listed at $8.95. I just saw it on Ebay for $90 (and that was with a damaged handle). The LV site has it retailed at about $500. She didn’t buy it – the inside was ‘dirty’ (let me correct her – it was DUSTY). Are you FREAKING kidding me lady?? I’m half tempted to go back, buy it, and sell it.
Anyways, here’s the few items I purchased today. I’m still on the hunt for stuff to wear with my skirts, leggings and boots.
Black shirt with three-button details, priced at $3.45.
Black short sleeved cardigan, $6.95
Black plaid jumper with tuxedo pleats down the front, for $6.95.
I also found an unopened blank canvas (for painting on) for $4.95, size 24″x30″! I see a painting in my future…
That’s really about it for purchases today. I had a great time getting out with my friend, doing something we both love. Hopefully we’ll get to do it again soon!
Hello! Those of you who know me off-site know that I just got a new set of synthetic dreads – Yay! I had a set a few years ago and fell in love with them, and am very excited to have a new set.
I chose to go with more natural colors this time around, but I feel that next time, I’ll get more unusual colors added into the mix.
So far, the only downside I’ve had is that when I pull them back, they’re very heavy, so that’s something I’ll have to get used to. Also, I keep leaning back on them, so they pull. I’m just not used to having hair this long!
Here’s a picture of the beginning of the install:
and a photo of the final install:
Below, I’ve included my video review of Syndreads synthetic dreads, as well as the video of the installation method we used, by RivetLicker.
Just rememberr, everyone, don’t be afraid to try something new. It’s just hair, and it’s loads of fun to play with. Synthetic dreads are temporary, and you can always take them out or change them up as you see fit. The only limit is your imagination! Give them a try!
Our next review will probably have something to do with my contact lens appointment this upcoming week. I’ve never worn them before, so it’ll be a completely new experience for me. I’ll be sure to post a video about it. Until then! Be well!
I’ve decided to start doing a Polyvore Outfit of the Day. This outfit will be based on the look of an outfit I’ll be wearing that day in real life. The prices of the items are NOT reflective of the price of what I’m wearing. What I’m aiming for is the look and style of what I’m wearing. Please remember that the majority of my clothes are bought discount or thrift, and the same looks can be bought easily on the cheap. Give it a try!
Today I’m going to feature videos from the Youtube makeup genius, VintageorTacky. These have great tips and tutorials, and a few reviews, all stuff I’m finding interesting or that I’d like to try out in the near future. Give it a whirl!
Here’s some tutorials on Synthetic Dreads – single and double-ended, short hair and longer hair.
Got a new haircut. Couldn’t get a decent shot of my whole head, so I got about a quarter of it for you:
And a more fashionable shot of me ready to go out and see extraordinary industrial performers Velvet Acid Christ:
While perusing my local mall this week, I noticed that grunge is making its cyclical comeback. I remember grunge back in 1991, my freshman year of college, Smells Like Teen Spirit was #1 on the Billboard charts and my token outfit was cutoffs, fishnet tights, a lace cami, my dad’s old flannel and a pair of work boots with writing all over them. It was cheap and completely DIY.
I think that’s what’s bothering me about whole “neo-grunge” thing. I’m seeing spiked jackets, flannel shirts and pre-worn cutoffs going for a mint at the mall, and it really seems the antithesis of everything there was about the original grunge. It was totally DIY back then. Same with punks, goths and rivets. There were so few clothing outlets available for niche subcultures, so we all dove into whatever Goodwill had to offer.
To this day, I rarely buy anything at the mall that isn’t already marked down on clearance or deeply discounted. I love outlet shopping and thrifting (as can be shown by my many haul pictures). I buy used clothes and make my own patches. I love to spend time looking for outfits online, and deconstructing them in my head so that I can build what I love once I have my sewing machine.
What happened to the uniqueness of grunge, goth and punk? Where is the “I made it mahself!” attitude? When did it become ok to simply flash plastic at the local mall to make an outfit look like you bought it at Goodwill? It makes no sense to me!
I’d love to know, how many of you are DIYers? Are you more likely to buy something off the rack? Clearance or full price? What about thrift stores? What happened to the joy of having that one item or outfit that you know nobody else is ever going to have? Do you really want to pay top dollar to for clothes that look like they were dragged out of a dumpster?
I don’t know. Sometimes I think the creativity has been squeezed out of the fashion world like an overripe orange. You decide. Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Ta!