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August 24, 2010

First off, I blame Melanie. I blame Melanie for this whole thing. After reading her post about her trip to Goodwill, I was inspired to do the same (partial blame also falls on JoAnn too, for some reason). All I can say is that I hit the jackpot.

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For about 36 bucks, I got all of these goodies. Now I don’t know if it is this way at all Goodwill stores, but today was customer appreciation day, so I also got 25 perfect off the already low, LOW prices. The count is three blazers, two tops, a scarf and a purse. Blazers were high on my wishlist that I posted last week, so I was beyond thrilled when I found these three gems. The first is a brown tweedy-type fabric with interesting button details that you can’t really see from far away. The middle is a gray and white pinstripe number, which is actually probably a size to big, but it sorta has that “boyfriend” feel so I scooped it up. The last one is by far my favorite. I am in love with the navy blazer (I’m actually wearing it at work as I type this right now).  The fabric almost has the feel of a heavy liner and it fits me P-E-R-F-E-C-T-L-Y. Like no joke. It is almost as if I had it tailored.

Now, on first glance, the teal top on the far right doesn’t really look at all that cute. But I fell in love with it and immediately thought of a way to style it.

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Pardon the Droid photo, but you get the picture. It cinches in at the waist and sorta billows and flows up top. Paired with the jeggings I recently got from F21 (15 bucks, can’t beat it) and gold flats, this is a cute outfit for a dinner out, etc.

This clothing haul wasn’t the main part of this post when I first imagined it, but it’s very fitting. I was going to write today about the idea of establishing a style and then shopping to fit that style. I’ve never really had a certain genre or look that I fit myself in to. I’m not super trendy, I’m not a hipster, I’m not vintage, I’m not edgy. But by growing in both age and fashion, I have realized that by figuring out just how I want to look, I can be a smarter shopper and get pieces that suit that idea I have in my head. By shopping just to fit that style and not being a slave to trends, you will help create a wardrobe that is specifically you and will last a lot longer.

So what is specifically Katy? Well, I love a good blazer, if you can’t tell. I also love flowy tops. I like things that are cinched in at the waist. I love skinny jeans and cardigans. I like classic pieces, but with some sort of twist. I wear heels to work, but prefer flats in my day-to-day life. There is not one word to describe this style, and I’m fine with that. I have a clear picture in my head of what I want, so now, that’s what I am going for.

I took a trip to the mall prior my Goodwill adventure today in search of some new pieces to add to my Katy wardrobe. I have piles of purged clothing in my room right now to either give to Goodwill or try to sell at Plato’s Closet, so I figured adding a few new things wouldn’t kill me. It’s not surprising that I ended up at Forever 21, but I didn’t go nuts. I bought two pairs of the aforementioned jeggings (one dark wash, one not-so-dark wash). And I also got this top.

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For some reason, this top to me epitomizes the direction in which I want to go. I tried it on with the dark wash jeggings and immediately had to have it. It will look great with heels or flats. I actually plan on wearing this out to my anniversary dinner with the boyfriend in a few weeks.

Phew, that was sort of a marathon, but I had a lot I wanted to say. I know this isn’t anything new. Duh, but I found it to be some sort of interesting.

How would you describe your style?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2010 4:39 pm

    Love this post, Katy! I was seriously going to go thrifting as soon as I had a free moment! I need to do some fall shopping without spending too much money and I’m kind of obsessed with belting shapeless tops and sweaters into fitted looks. Also, have you seen: http://newdressaday.wordpress.com/ ?? Amazing!

  2. Melanie permalink*
    August 24, 2010 6:22 pm

    🙂 Sorry for being a bad influence! But at least you found some great things!

    I feel like my style has changed a lot over time. I used to not really pay attention to what I wore, and was more of a jeans/T-shirt kind of girl. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve dressing more “for the occasion.”

    I wouldn’t say my style is easy to define. Sometimes I go more casual or sophisticated or even hipster depending on what I’m doing and where I’m going. I think it’s kind of more fun that way cause it gets to be almost like dress up but with a “me” take on each style.

  3. August 27, 2010 5:19 pm

    I can’t feel too terrible for being a bad influence, because you got some amazing deals! I really like your blazer finds and you’re inspiring me to wear mine more often (I have about three, but never wear them). I like how you styled the teal top, and I think that grey one has a lot of interesting possibilities because it’s a neutral with a cool design.

    How would I describe my style? Idk, maybe ‘whimsical romantic’ — I love florals, reds, purples, and I like incorporating costume accessories and some vintage. What will be really interesting is how my style evolves over the next few years — if it will stay the same despite life changes, like work and moving.

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