December Blues

Jacket: Thrifted
Jeans: Forever 21 MEN
Boots: Carolina
Denim jackets have definitely been a staple for me these past few months. Between working long hours and a uniformed job, it’s been difficult to cultivate a style: not to mention, I might just be getting lazy when it comes to getting dressed. Nonetheless, throwing on one of my many jean jackets has been the spice of my life. (sad I know lol).
Before taking a major leap and moving to Oakland, I gave away a lot of my clothes and items in order to travel lighter. The old me had a tendency to hoard unnecessary things “just in case”, whether it be clothes, papers, trinkets etc… Over the past few years, I’ve been able to easily detach from a lot of material things. It’s fun until you get to the point where you don’t want to wear anything that you have lol. Fortunately, that’t where thrifting comes in. There’s nothing a little $20 splurge to get you back on track!

I found this jacket for $7 at an “Out of the Closet” thrift store near me. The pants were bought a few years ago from the Forever 21-Men’s section. As for the Carolina hiking boots, these are by far one of my favorite. I literally use them for a good hike and/or a good outfit. Ever needed a comfy boot suggestion… Carolina’s are the way to go!

Plaid & Leather

Well hello there, remember me? I know, I know, what is consistency right? I’m working on, things have been a bit crazy, and well… let’s just say my mojo is low. I’ve been lacking the motivation to not only blog, but to REALLY get dressed. Jeans and a black tank have been my go-to. I forgot how much of an attitude adjustment can be made when you decide to just get dressed, even if it’s to go to the local grocery store. That’s exactly what happened with this outfit. (minus the store lol)
Do you ever have those items that you’ve harbored forever but never really figure out how to wear? Yeah, that’s exactly what this leather is for me. I found it about 3 years ago at a thrift store for $9, if I remember correctly. Now, why I chose to wear it on a 98 degree weather kind of day, let’s just say i’m a true fire sign. (Aries) Although the day ended up scorching (and I ended up changing into a jean mini), I needed my cute little plaid jacket while out & about earlier that morning. I snagged this cutie from leftovers of a clothing swap hosted by a friend of mine. 

You know me, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”