I have moved once again! This time from Portland, Oregon to Saratoga Springs, New York. And in doing so I had to donate a lot of excess clothing and personal stuff. So I'm starting from scratch in nearly every aspect of my life!
The road trip across the country was amazing-- but it went extremely quickly despite the fact that Shane and I were in the car for nearly 48 hours. We stopped only once, overnight in Iowa.
It's so interesting on the East coast in comparison to the West, I discovered it the last time I visited my home in Pennsylvania about three years ago. The fashion culture seems to be less defined, and even-- in some cases-- a bit slower to come about over here on the East. Whenever 'scene' was a big fad [one I completely bought into] I garnered a lot of looks coming back here about four years ago with my big hair and raccoon eyes-- as if people had never seen it before.
Now, I don't speak for every area on the East coast, I've not been to every city or even every state on this coast, but I am surprised to see no understanding of the word 'hipster' short of it's likeness to 'hippie'.
Unfortunately because of my living in smaller towns and them not following current West-coast trends I seem to gather quite a few odd looks, less so in Saratoga than I did in Pennsylvania, however!
But beyond my precarious fashion situation, since I saw my mom for the first time in three or so years, she decided to buy me a few things to replace my emptied wardrobe to make up for the birthdays and Christmases we've missed together.
All in all, she spoiled me.
My first round of purchases [not including the bottom shorts]! Forever XXI and some other brand I am not sure of. The shorts though are older things I've had laying around that I'm finally getting more use out of.
Another H&M dress and another romper by Guess! A bit of color for my suddenly monochrome wardrobe.
And a few other pieces, mostly thrifted and Kohl's-- I'm in love with the two vests!
This is a lot of mix stuff, I bought it when I was going through my attempt-at-hipster phase but it matches well to a lot of the darker stuff I just recently got-- which is great! I hate out-growing stylish items.
And then these babies, which make me want to die inside a little bit! My friend Johnson decided to randomly surprise me with them, the box showed up on my doorstep three days into moving into my new home. I about died. I just sat in the middle of the living room staring at the Jeffrey Campbell box in a mix of horror and excitement.
I have a hard time coordinating them but I'm learning!
And last but not least, my latest obsession:
Stockings, thigh highs, and garter belts! I absolutely am in love with them. They combine my hate of showing my legs with my love of booty shorts. I love layering them, the more I can wear at once the better.
The garters are all made by me, I was super excited to start doing a bit of sewing again even if garters are probably the most easy of items to make.
Maybe for my next post I'll try to include an OOTD and a tour of new home.