At the end of last year, my lovely partner moved to my expensive city, and we share a smallish closet and a smallish budget. I moved a bunch of clothes in to storage and made room for his stuff in our very unpractical closet.
I've decided to start this blog as a way to engage in both some kind of creative expression and a community. I really love all the interesting style/fashion blogs by non-industry types.
As a way of introduction, I'm a humble civil servant in the Northeast. I've lived here a few years and I've only become interested in clothing in the past few years. I was strictly a t-shirt, hoodie and jeans girl before then. I was quite scared of being daring or too attention getting with my outfits. Maybe moving to the big city has made me more brave, as well as keeping up with great fashion blogs. I don't think I'm a particularly stylish person, but I do like trying new looks.
Because I am trying to stay within a budget(Great Recession, and living in an expensive city) I am trying to limit my new clothing purchases to absolute necessities and basics, but I do alow myself some fun with thrifted/vintage clothes.
This first outfit is my attempt to "save" a western pearl button shirt that I got my partner on ebay. It was under $15, and I love the coloring, but it was too big for his build. But it works nicely under a stiffer denim jacket, but to avoid looking to Grand Ole Opry (not that there's anything wrong with that), I paired it with some thick tights and my weirdo Victorian boots.
A comfortable, albeit kind of unpractical, outfit. I love the contrasts of masculine and feminine in this outfit.
Shirt (as tunic): Ebay (thriftstorerockstar store) $7.99
Jacket: Levi's (online) $27
Grey sweater tights: street vendor $5
Boots: Born (via ebay): $95
Belt: Thrifted (Beacon's closet): $7