A Touch of Whimsy

I love wearing something pleasantly unexpected. It's usually a really kickass piece of jewelry but every once in a great while I like to mix it up and throw on a favorite thrift store find.

Thrift stores are a mecca of under-appreciated awesome clothing. I've scored many great things among my 26 years and this skirt is in the top 10 of my list. It adds just a touch of whimsy and I kept it under the radar with a simple sleeveless sweater, gorgeous jewels and a leather belt. I also paired it with knee-high leather boots. 

Fun fact: most of the outfits circa1910 posts on Instagram include some sort of awesome thrift find!

I don't find things every time I go thrifting, and it usually requires a great amount of digging/searching (and hand sanitizer- just in case), but I live for the thrill nonetheless! A little thrifting tip I always use: if you find something great and don't know how to use/wear it right away, get it anyway and figure that out later. I can't tell you how many times I passed on things that I kicked myself afterwards. It's kind of like buyer's remorse...except the opposite. Of course...that 'trick' is probably the reason our attic is filled with projects and treasures and clothing I haven't found a use for yet 😜

On another note, this week has been quite the adjustment. My fiance, Matt, travels so much for his job during the holidays that I'm usually left to fend for myself. The first few days aren't bad at all. I usually clean the whole house, top to bottom, then revel in my accomplishment by relaxing for a moment on the couch then getting back to work. It always hits me just how much I miss him by day 3 though. Matt and I never, ever fight. Sometimes we disagree on small things but never have a cross word. We get along so well, it's just...easy. I don't think either of us ever feels like we need a break from each other so it's harder on me when he leaves because he's my best friend. I end up sharing the funny jokes I come up with to the dogs and they just don't quite have the same reaction...

Thankfully, these nearly 3 weeks apart from Matt have been made better by staying busy with circa1910 and a photoshoot with Kristen of The 2654 Project at my house on Tuesday. She stayed well past how long she intended to but I was beyond thankful for the human interaction- and with such a great friend! Love love love her! And I mean, just look at these photos she took a few weeks ago...so dreamy 😍  

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Outfit Details:

Top- Forever21
Crenoline skirt- Thrift store find for $5
Belt- American Eagle (sold out)
Boots- Born (sold out)
Necklaces- Hypnotized Necklace, Built to Last Necklace, Bold as Love Necklace

Beautiful photos by The 2654 Project, Bluffton, South Carolina