BACK TO BASICS // black dress two

I always know it's officially spring when I drag these wedges out.  They're about four years old now and I've glued the fraying rope back to the wedge probably three times by now.  One thing that I really dislike about the general fashion community is how disposable clothes are viewed these days.  I say "general" fashion community because I know plenty of people who love thrifting, investing in high quality pieces that will last, and buying tried and true vintage pieces.  I haven't shopped at Forever 21 or Target (oh Target clothing section, how I miss thee), or other "fast fashion" places in about a year and while I occasionally wish I could just go out and buy some cheap, cute clothes just to infuse my wardrobe with something new and fun, I also don't miss it all that much.  

In some ways it reminds me of when I was in high school.  Living in Anchorage, there weren't a ton of options for buying new clothes.  Dimond Mall had a few popular stores (Old Navy, Gap, Pac Sun), as did the 5th Avenue Mall, so it wasn't uncommon to go to school and see someone wearing the cute shirt you just bought.  I decided to start shopping at thrift stores instead, to avoid showing up at school in the same outfit as someone else, and I found it was a way more creative way to shop.  I wasn't a fashion plate in high school by any stretch of the imagination, but I definitely developed a bit of style philosophy back then, little as it may be.


dress(similar)/thrifted :: blazer(similar + similar) + shoes (similar)/courtesy of modcloth 
glasses/courtesy of bonlook
shell necklace/courtesy of adorn by sarah lewis :: amethyst necklace/handmade