I love when I end up wearing an outfit that is entirely second-hand. I've been buying new a lot more than usual lately, but I don't want to lose my thrifting roots. It's been nice to get some high-quality pieces lately, but I'll always have the bulk of my closet thrifted. Those are the items that feel earned after hours of digging through unwanted items, and those are the items that I can feel confident that I haven't seen a million other girls on Instagram wearing already. Speaking of Instagram, I did score one of these second-hand pieces from there, but it still counts. I've been following Natalia for a long time, so when I saw that she was selling a few of my favorite pieces from her wardrobe, I jumped at the chance to snag a few pieces. This yellow skirt is perfect (especially considering that I'll never get the broken zipper fixed on my other one), and I loved how fun it looked paired with my trusted polka dot top. I got both this top and purse from thrift stores in the tiny town I went to college in Illinois, and I often miss the treasures I found there. Most of the girls my age in town shopped at North Face and Maurices, so the thrift stores were often incredibly cheap, filled with gems, and free of other shoppers. Those were the days...
This weekend was the best, mostly because I finally got to meet Kelsey from Over The Hill Vintage in person. Kelsey and I had been following each other on Instagram for quite a bit of time, but it wasn't until I tagged Jon in a picture on Facebook last month that we realized that she actually knows my boyfriend. That's not to mention that we have a few other mutual friends and live close to each other. Can you believe that Jon never thought to introduce us? The audacity. Kelsey and I met up at one of my favorite coffee shops, and she was an absolute dream. It was so fun to talk to someone with similar creative aspirations, a love of vintage, and who obsesses over that same people I do online. We also took photos together too, and I'm so excited to have someone to share that with more often. Now that it's getting hot, Jon is not about that life. Of course, he's forever an Instagram boyfriend so he doesn't really get a choice. He's stuck taking pictures of me for life.
The rest of my weekend was slightly less eventful, but still good. I hung out with a couple of friends and celebrated St. Patrick's Day with our friend's family on Friday, and Jon and I spend some time wiht his family yesterday. Same old, over here.
Top, purse: Thrifted