Everyday I’m thrift-ing!

This is my last blog post for this course, and as this week’s theme is about giving tips and suggestions about how to dress better at Wooster, my post is all about how to dress better by thrift store shopping. Have you ever indulged in what I call online window shopping? If you have browsed through online stores such as Forever 21 or H & M and saved items you want to buy in a shopping cart but never ended up buying the items-then you are many of the people like me who regularly online window shop. It’s a pathetic feeling, really…not being able to buy new clothes or change your wardrobe because you are living on a student budget. As a senior, I faced a lot of trouble as I had to dress up in suits and blazers in order to attend interviews and seminars. In the beginning, I bought a dress from H&M for $35 and for me that is expensive because as an international student, I am responsible for my own living costs. I had to get shoes and a professional looking bag. It was getting tiresome as I struggled to make ends meet, finance trips off campus to interview and have money to dress professionally.

Then Goodwill happened. Thank God Goodwill happened! I bought blazers, dresses, leather jackets and all sorts of tops under $60. If I were to buy new outfits from Forever 21, a blazer itself would have costed me at least $40. Hence, my last suggestion to dress better would be to not limit your fashionista adventures because you are on a tight budget. Go thrift-shopping and up-do your old outfits by adding lace, buttons and fun patterns or painting designs with fabric paint. You can be fashionable despite being on limited budget. So go thrift-shopping and be the fashionista you are!

GOODWILL ATHENS GEORGIA Thrift Store Huntington Rd., Goodwill Store Clarke County Athens GA. Donation Center West Side

Thanks for reading my posts and commenting! It was super fun blogging for this class 🙂

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I went to my last formal ever at Wooster this weekend and I was happy that the weather was semi-nice for it.  It felt somewhat like spring.  I personally love formals because it gives everyone a chance to dress up and go out to dinner and socialize.  You don’t always get to see everyone wearing fancy clothes and that’s what makes formals so special.1014475_10152014984287301_2005665084388433443_n

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Showing Wooster What’s Up!

How appropriate that my sorority formal was this weekend, so I could follow this week’s theme – showing Woo how to dress up! Formal is always a good time because we all get to dress up our prettiest and wear our big heels and do our hair and all of that fun stuff (accompanied with some light drinking if you’re of age of course). And then the boys get to take their sweat pants off and look like real men (haha, just kidding, not trying to generalize, but….). Two of my very best friends, who you have seen countless times in this blog, took one last one for this, for our last senior Pi Kappa formal. It’s been a great time, Woo.


Last formal!

Last formal!

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Treat yourself better

I have been struggling with body issues for years which impact my fashion sense at a daily basis. I do not have a zero figure. I do not have slim toned arms or a flat stomach. I would often want to buy clothes but not end up buying the outfits because I would feel that my body shape would not fit well. Often I would promise myself that I would buy a certain dress only if I lost weight.

As our last theme of the blog is about giving suggestions about how to dress better, my most important suggestion would be to treat yourself better and love yourself. Go buy that dress if you want to. Do not limit your fashion options just because you have not embraced your ideal desired body weight. You are perfect and beautiful the way you are.

Being a fashionista has NOTHING to do with your weight. It’s all about how your treat and carry yourself. Do not let others dictate your fashion sense. Love yourself.

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The best thing about spring/summer is flowers! Dolce & Gabbana 2014 Show used beautiful flowers to decelerate models’ hairs. This style is both romantic and classic.

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Showing Off Local Pride

Lately I keep seeing this t-shirt, and it really bugs me.A6D7E823

First of all, I keep seeing this on white kids, which means the statistical chance that they’re from the city is extremely low. More importantly, it perpetuates a horrible stereotype. Don’t enough people associate Detroit with guns already? Do you think this makes you look tough?

Wear stuff that represents the good part of your area. If you’re from Detroit, maybe something with cars, or the Joe Louis fist, or just the skyline.

Maybe you like your local sports teams. Sure, some of them make me feel like this sometimes…


But it shows people where you’re from without making you look like an asshole.

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How Not to Dress: Fedoras

I’m all for expressing yourself through what you wear or whatever, but I fly into a rage every time I see a goddamn fedora in the 21st century.


No, random douchebag on the internet. It’s not classy. You’re not even outdoors.


Stop it.




You know why it works for Don Draper?
A. He’s played by Jon Hamm.
B. It goes with a suit, not a t-shirt.
C. He takes it off indoors.
D. IT’S THE 1960S!

In short, this look will not turn you into a suave, mysterious, Bogartesque gentleman. Please take your fedoras and burn them.

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