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New Year, new everything

I made it through finals. Barely.  I got to the point where I was deciding which assignments were Absolutely necessary, and which ones I could skip in order to keep my sanity.  Needless to say… it was a rough couple of weeks.

But then Christmas was awesome! And now I have a little break from work and school and the laziness has commenced. I am excited for the new year. I had some truly AMAZING things happen this year, as well as some things I will be forgetting as soon as I can hahaha

I have a BIG goal for 2013.  Working for a company that focuses so much on sustainability and fair labor, I feel like I can’t keep ignoring the impact my purchases have on the world.  I know how damaging the fashion industry is, and how just incredibly wasteful it is, and I don’t want to contribute to it.  My goal for 2013 is to not buy anything new, unless I know that it is ethically sourced and produced.

It’s pretty ridiculous how wasteful we are as consumers.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  And it feels awesome when you buy something that you know was made with mother nature in mind.  I was so pumped when I found some of my Christmas gifts at the local farmer’s market, because I knew everything was handmade and local, and I knew that I was supporting my local economy.

So because I know I couldn’t go a whole year without shopping…. I’m doing this instead. And I’ll be documenting it : ) so that I can prove that you can still look cute buying second hand!

The world is wasteful. You don’t have to be.

On another note, my brother got me the Best of the Pixies album for Christmas. This video is weeeeeeeird.

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Thrift Store Valentinos

A few months ago, my mom came home from California with these whimsical red shoes she found in one of our favorite San Clemente thrift stores- The Packrat.  I immediately dreamed of all the outfits I could wear them with!

And then yesterday, while browsing the section of Nordstrom’s I will never be able to afford, I stumbled upon some Valentino pumps that looked identical to my new red ones!  They had nude, black, and yes- even red.

Not to brag, but I have pretty good luck with thrifting.  I get it from my mother dearest.  And while searching for these beautiful shoes, I found this beautiful blog, and a lovely image of some killer shoes.

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