So, as the dynamic duo, Jordan and I had to hit up thrift shops and secondhand stores, not only because we’re broke college kids, but also because she was hunting for a flannel that was hopefully broken in and soft and extra cozy. I went in thinking I wouldn’t buy anything because I’m very stingy and will not pay for anything unless I can find five ways to style the item with what I have at home.
And then I met this vintage seventies coat…
And I finally realized what it meant to fall in love.
Okay, that sounded very materialistic. But I was obsessed with the quality of the coat and how it has stood up to wear and tear that comes with age, and I have been looking for a statement piece that I can call my own and really make my own staple as I realize where I stand in style.
Putting the coat on, I became Penny Lane, and I had nothing to say. I smiled goofily, and I was even enticed to take a selfie- which if you know me, you’ll know this never happens- and there’s Jordan, watching me all amused as I take pictures of the glorious coat.
So, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, Sarah, did you buy this coat?”
Well, no. And it sucked. I had a moment of sensibility and put the coat on the hanger. But then I remembered that I’ve been trying to be more ethical when it comes to shopping since so many clothes are wasted every year and thrown out. Buying secondhand was cheaper, and here was the coat of my dreams (in my size, too. I’m slapping myself I feel so dumb), and it was a fraction of a denim jacket at the Gap. AND I PUT IT BACK ON THE HANGER AND LAUGHED IT OFF.
Bye, Penny Lane. Guess I won’t meet the Band-Aids anytime soon.
|Not sure what you could do with this large box, but I love that the inside of the box matches the red soles of Louboutin shoes.|
|This has inspired my idea of what I want in my closet. The skirts are vintage too!|
|I still don’t understand taxidermy, but this was another level of confusing.|
|Common Bond-ing. Ft. Jordan the Hipster.|
|Common Bond-Ing parte deux. She drank a latte, and I drank a chamomile tea.|
|We found the Biscuit Wall!
Outfit Details: Sweater: AE / Shorts: AF / Scarf: Gift / Oxfords:Steven by Steve Madden
|Jordan and a really cool mural that we swear was not there last time.|
|I liked this wall too much. It made me look vibrant.|
|When you’re a hipster but obvious to how hipster-y you look.|
There was my latest Montrose adventure! I hope you all learned to not give up what you want so easily for quickly ( ahem, my coat…*sniffles*). Thanks for reading!