Hi guys. Do you ever have one of those days (weeks?) where you’re practically immobilized by stress? That’s my life right now. I came back to work from my little 3 day vacation to nearly 1800 emails (I marked them all as “read” and started fresh) and my workload just keeps getting more and more out of control. Yet I still don’t make enough money to pay all of my bills, so on top of trying to manage a high stress job where the demands are disproportionately scaled to the rate of pay, I’m racking my brain to try to figure out a way to make extra money on the side. But, I’m trying to be realistic with myself about what I can actually accomplish while working full time and taking care of my son, which is not a lot if I’m really honest, so I’m just left feeling kind of hopeless. And scared. I don’t know what to do. Anyway, long story short, I had a million things that I wanted to post about this week, but they’re all escaping me at the moment! How about I just show you some of my finds from the antique mall and Goodwill store in Yukon, Oklahoma?!
When I was home last week my Grandma wanted to take me shopping, but you know, I’m not doing that so much this year and I didn’t really need anything, so my sister and I asked her to take us to the antique mall and the thrift store! I wasn’t expecting much, but I found a 1980s/90s white/pastel intarsia cotton cardigan, a denim baby doll dress from Forever 21, (very 90s) and a yellow bias-cut midi dress from Fossil with a very 1930s vibe. I also spotted a pair of 90s high waisted flared Todd Oldham jeans which I had to pass on because they were a size too small, dang it! Everything was so inexpensive I didn’t mind letting my Grandma buy it all for me, you know? 😉 And even though I don’t really need anything, I’m always kind of on the hunt for good cardigans, work dresses, and easy things to wear on the weekends, so I’m pretty happy with my finds!
My favorite find, however, came from the antique mall…
A pair of vintage enameled daisy and faux pearl cuff earrings! Aren’t they cute?! And so appropriate, no? They’re little half-hoops that just slide on and off, and I’ve been wearing them paired up higher up on my ear, under my cartilage hoop. I think they were about $12? It really doesn’t take much to make me happy… #littlethings
I also scored a pair of sunglasses from the antique mall which I forgot to take a picture of, but they’re super cute! I hadn’t been antique shopping with my Grandma in ages so it was really fun to get to do that again… and I just love the idea of taking old forgotten things collecting dust in an antique mall in Oklahoma and recycling them into my world. It’s so much more satisfying than going to the mall!
Do you guys ever shop second hand? I never did much before this year (aside from my vintage habit) but it’s kind of addicting. I’m feeling inspired to try selling some of my lesser worn clothes on Poshmark… has anyone out there tried it? Had any luck? Is there something even better I should look into? Let me know what you think!
Oh! And if you’re in LA, tonight is the night for FREE YOGA at Bead & Reel – click here for the details. They’re also having a yoga sale in store and online… if you can’t make it out tonight I highly suggest signing up for their newsletter! Enjoy!