With so much fuss being made in the fashion world about skinny jeans, it's refreshing to see a girl rocking giant bell-bottoms. Lauren told me the flowing pants hail from India, and that she made a lot of her turquoise jewelry herself. Her clutch, which is covered in small beads that form an American flag, is vintage.
"My mom actually owns an antique store, so I am very much a local shopper. I like shopping at places that are ma and pa...I definitely love Moon Zoom, and there's a really good Goodwill around here. I like that kind of stuff.
Lace is popping up more and more these days outside of the realm of undergarments, and I for one applaud those who have tastefully adopted this trend into their wardrobes. Tlayeli is doing an excellent job of keeping it classy in her lace top from Goodwill. The lace bralette from Urban Outfitters that she paired it with is delicate enough to not look trashy under the transparent shirt. And the wispy top still comes off as casual when worn with jeans (Urban Outfitters), and sturdy boots (Steve Madden).
The 19-year-old told me that her favorite place to shop was at her work, Urban Outfitters, "Because I get discount"
Locals often joke about how the best weather comes after all the tourists leave, and Caiti's mid-September ensemble is proof of our unseasonably nice autumns. The pale colors in this outfit complement each other, and I love how they look in the bright sun. Her top was a gift, and her shorts are from Urban Outfitters. Ms. Hendrix was however, most proud of her shoes, which she snagged for one dollar and fifty cents at The Salvation Army.
The dolphins on Summer's shirt caught my eye right away, and when I noticed that they were leaping out from a bed of crystals, she had my full attention.
"[This shirt] belongs to a friend of mine. He got it at a maternity store, and that's why it hangs so limply. He saw it years ago in the front window. and loved the picture so much he just had to get it"
Her shorts, which were pants when purchased at Goodwill, belong to the same lucky friend who lent her the shirt. Her cream colored belt is from American Apparel, and so are her sandals.
Summer loves to shop at thrift stores, and she offered up some advice for those who want to start doing the same.
"Give yourself adequate time, because sifting, you know, it takes time. But you can really find some amazing gems under stuff that looks like crap"
High waisted denim is really popular right now, and Blake's shorts are a splendid example of this warm weather trend. The jeans, turned cut-offs were purchased at Goodwill, and look really cute with her multi-colored striped belt, also a thrift store find. Her shirt is from American Apparel, her shoes are from Vans, and her cardigan was purchased at Urban Outfitters.
Blake's favorite places to shop are local thrift shops, one of her favorites being Crossroads.
"There's a lot of things that you buy at thrift stores that don't look that cute, but you can make them a lot better"