Archive for November 2017

Don’t Buy A Winter Coat This Year

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Coat: Vintage | Dress: Brandy Melville | Boots: Alexander Wang x H&M

You’ve read the title and I mean it. Well, this year, I suggest that you don’t buy a winter coat from stores.

As a fashion blogger and bargain hunter, I’m already starting to look at the prices of winter coats this year at my favorite stores like ASOS, Mango, or Aritzia. They are pricey, but in addition, they aren’t the heaviest quality. I live in the NYC area so it gets cold and I want a coat that will actually keep me warm. At the same time, I don’t want to be spending $300 on a coat.

Ready for my solution?

THRIFTING!

Isn’t thrifting the solution to everything though? Ehh, maybe not, but for this winter, it is! I have been thrifting vintage women’s and men’s jackets ranging between $6-$20 (what a difference from $300). And these coats are all 100% wool or 100% cashmere! These will actually keep me warm (but they are super stylish at the same time).

Since this season is all about the blazer trend and vintage plaid prints, I guarantee you will find a coat within that trend at your local thrift store.

Tip: I recommend taking the shoulder pads out of your thrifted coats because personally, that 80s look is too bulky for me and it looks like I stepped out of The Breakfast Club.

The Hardest Part of Blogging So Far

It’s almost been a year since I dropped my fear and insecurity of making Youtube videos and writing a fashion blog. I honestly didn’t know that I would make it this far, but I did!

I never thought that the hardest part of blogging would actually be the hardest part. Or this might be the hardest part of my life. I’m 19 years old and I don’t go to college (what a shocker according to the college-after-high-school-stigma is up everyone’s asses). I work a part-time job which brings me the money I can just survive on. I’m a NYC actress losing passion and who can’t book an audition for the same 3 NYC TV shows: Homeland, Law & Order, and Blue Bloods. And I’m a fashion blogger and Youtuber. And I get judged, questioned, and stepped on.

So, I guess the hardest part of blogging, in my opinion, is dealing with the typical comments when you tell people you’re a fashion blogger, responding to comments like “and you make money off of that?” in which you respond to “well…not yet…exactly…uhmm…” or comments like “wow, you must be really into yourself” or the classic “you should’ve just went to college”, all while trying to say “fuck you” without actually saying “fuck you” with a smile and a pseudo-confident walk-away.

All I know and all I feel is whatever the fuck I’m doing right now is right. Or maybe it’s wrong, but this little gig certainly makes me happy. That’s all that matters, right?