All posts tagged: Shopping

Thrifted Style: Oversized Sweater

Fall is my favorite season for fashion. I love the rich colors, comfy clothing, and warm accessories. One item in my closet I always reach for this time of year is an oversized sweater. They are so comfy, cozy, and perfect for cooler weather. What’s so awesome about an oversized sweater, is the fact that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get your hands on one. I found this one at a thrift store last Fall and it has remained one of my favorite pieces for this time of year. I love that it is so versatile and can be easily paired with many different items in my wardrobe. Typically, I like to pair my oversized sweaters with leggings and boots for a casual look, but also like to wear it for more occasional events. I’ve styled three different looks using the same thrifted oversized sweater. They are super easy and I’m sure you can recreate them while putting your own spin on them! Over{sized} Achiever Oversized sweaters are great …

Photo Diary: Midterms Are Over!!!!

Midterms are over and I couldn’t be more relieved. My two main concerns of the past few crazy/hectic weeks were as thus: study my little heart out, write the best midterm papers possible, and don’t OD on coffee. I managed to complete the first two, the last one is debatable-I may or may not still be twitching. To celebrate the end of the week and gloriousness that is Midwestern Fall,  I decided to head down town for the afternoon. Accompanied with my current read {The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling} and my camera I set off for my {little} adventure. The streets were full of life and the people flowing in and out of shops at an easy pace made for quite the relaxing afternoon. I am so fortunate to live in such a culturally diverse town full of many different people, beliefs, and ideas. While the pictures I captured on my outing don’t do it nearly enough justice, I think they tell, a little bit, about the amazing place I get to call home …

Thrifted: Camera Bag

Hello, my name is Calley, and I’m a thrift shop addict. I don’t know if it’s from my Dad teaching me how to haggle at a young age, the thrill of the hunt, or the feeling of joy with an unexpected find, but I’m hooked. I like to hit up my favorite thrift stores about once every two weeks. Since new things are brought in every day, I like to think that I won’t miss anything good if I pop in regularly. Living in a college town, there are plenty of stores to choose from, as well as some really cool finds. I’ve been looking for a fun bag for my new camera since the simple black one that came with it is not me at all. I wanted something different and fashionable, but also functional. What I found was this beauty. Now, I will admit it’s not usually my go-to edgy piece, but thats probably my favorite part about it. It’s a Dooney & Burke small leather backpack. When I first found it {buried …

Popping Tags and Taking Names

I’ve been living in my new apartment for about a month now, and I can proudly say all of my boxes are unpacked and all my belongings are stowed neatly away. The tidiness will only last for so long-,-I’m the organized mess type–but I’m going to revel in the empty floor space for as long as I can. The best part about being unpacked is being able to decorate!! I wanted to go with a really calm, relaxing vibe since my life is anything but. In my bedroom I’ve went with a gorgeous deep plum bedspread from Anthropologie. {I covet every single thing in that store, it’s one of my happy places.} I have a few candles, picture frames, and trinkets, but am still on the hunt for some great pieces to add to bring it all together. Perusing local vintage and thrift shops has taken up a lot of my free time the past few days and I don’t mind one bit. I love riffling through the record bins and don’t even get me …

Oops I Did It Again: New Spring Bag!!

I don’t know about you, but I can never have enough bags. Don’t get me wrong I love my shoes, but if I had to pick, I’d say I’m a bag girl all the way. Now that we’re getting into the warmer months, thank goodness!, I get to switch out my more winter-y bags for warm weather appropriate ones. In the colder months, I stick with dark colors like blacks, browns, and maybe the occasional red. When Spring hits, I like to rock lighter colors like pastels and neutrals. Also, my bags in the winter are usually oversized, hobo style bags. In Spring/Summer I love wearing smaller sized cross body bags because A) I don’t carry much around with me during these months, and B) wearing a cross body bag leaves my hands free to do fun summer things like ride a bike or peruse through local flea and farmer’s markets. Plus, I find they tend to look better with breezy summer clothes. That leads me to this beauty. {Pause for reaction} I found this …