Wear Are They Now?

Jun 21, 2013
Many years before I even knew what personal style blogs were, I always enjoyed documenting my outfits via frequent pictures just so I could look back on what I wore. I stumbled upon these pictures from a few years ago (2008, to be exact) and was actually surprised to see that I still own several of the pieces I was wearing.

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Wear Are They Now?
Story of the sunglasses: I can’t remember where they were from (Forever 21, possibly) but they have been my favorite glasses I’ve ever owned and unfortunately they broke a couple of years ago. I tried to glue them together but they just kept breaking. Very sad indeed.

Story of the brown vest: I still own this. I’ve had it since 2005. It has such a renaissance-y, classic feel to it. I don’t wear it nearly enough these days but it’s one of those pieces I keep at the back of my closet just in case (actually, last year I wore it to the Renaissance Festival).

Story of the long-sleeved top under the vest: From Forever 21, bought it during the time my dog was just a puppy and loved chewing things so somehow he ripped up the sleeves during one of his playful moods and that was the end of that. I kinda really liked it, too. Good thing it wasn’t expensive.

Story of the B Makowsky Crossbody pink leather bag: I loved this the moment I saw it at Marshalls. It was a little pricey but my parents were kind enough to buy it as a birthday gift. Just before that I had bought a blue one exactly like it on eBay and I still have the desire to buy the black version with the chain strap. This bag will definitely be in my possession for many years to come.

Story of the grey jeans: I felt cool in these jeans even though they were way too low in the crotch which made them extremely uncomfortable 99% of the time. Still, they were grey, which is one of my favorite neutrals, so I loved them until they became a size too small…

Story of the slouchy teal leather boots: I ordered these from the Delias catalog and although they were kind of pricey, I definitely got great use out of them. I still own them, not wanting to part with them, but the soles are literally broken in half and the sides are unsewn. They should’ve been thrown out a while ago. But if you didn’t know, I kinda have hoarder tendencies, so….

What’s the longest amount of time you’ve owned a clothing item? Do you still wear it?

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Ghost town adventures

Jun 1, 2013

I love California so much.  I know, I always say it, but it’s true. I’m so happy to have been born here and to be able to know it for what it really is (none of this fake LA Hollywood stuff- California is so much more than that, people, believe me). What I love most is (surprisingly, not the weather) but the fact that there’s so many aspects of it, so much terrain to cover and explore and I’m discovering new things all the time even though I’ve been here all my life.I should seriously be California’s official spokesperson ;) Anyway, I had been wanting to visit a ghost town for the longest time. I know a lot of them are recreated and not too many are authentic anymore, but I really didn’t care- I just wanted to see one. It turned out to be just what I imagined! The guy in charge actually claimed that people had been “hearing” and “seeing” spooky things, which, I kind of doubt, but it’s still exciting to think about! Have you ever been to a place like this?