Vancouver (and some times Los Angeles) weirdo wears stuff, takes pictures, makes fashion blog.

Daylight's Wasting

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Two years ago if you asked me what my favorite season was, I would have probably said, "Definitely not summer!" I had a real problem with too much sun, bugs, and hot weather. Wow, you might think, in other words, you hate fun. While that's not exactly untrue -- I was kind of a downer back then, and I didn't embrace all the things that could be achieved during pleasant summer days. There was a severe lack of creative inspiration during those times, but this year I'm loving the blogging and wearing breezy bright colors with NO PANTS. That's right, pants, I don't need you anymore, catch you later!

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So in lieu of pants, I managed to stock up on a summer wardrobe already without breaking the bank. When I told my new co-worker I fashion blogged, he said, "Isn't that an expensive hobby?!" It doesn't have to be! This outfit epitomizes re-using old stuff to create something new. I'm not a stickler for brand names or the tediously fast turnover of current styles, so this works to my advantage. Hint: Buy things that can be easily be used in a variety of outfits when it's off season -- you'll see racks and racks full of stuff that retailers are desperately trying to get rid of. Sure, you might not be able to wear them for a few months, but having that option in your closet for when the time is right is immensely helpful.

quirky cute summer outfit
Another hint: Keep it simple, but have fun accessories. This outfit isn't that complex: plain tank top, plain collared shirt... but I have to say, the real highlight of it is my trusty poop emoji purse. I always like to have something a little bit cartoonish to add to the quirk factor. And just look at that face, it really brings me a lot of joy. While we were taking photos, a lady ran up and asked if she could take a picture of my bag because she thought it was hilarious. See? Bonus points for having something that spreads happiness!

fashion blogger summer look
So before I started working, I had a lot of free time to roam local thrift shops. And before I started blogging, I only ever stepped into one once in a blue moon. But wow have I been missing out! If you've got the patience, rifling through them can prove to be extremely rewarding. I found a lot of adorable and affordable stuff with tags still attached, including this cute skirt! AND IT HAS POCKETS! TO PUT ALL MY SECRETS IN! Throw on a playlist to get in the zone and go find those hidden treasures if you have an afternoon to spare!

happy summer fun times
I have a resolution this year, and it's to not waste daylight hours! I'm going to jam my schedule full of photo-shoots, nature walks, arts and crafts, hang out time with precious people... Whatever it is that you enjoy, go out there and get it done! If you don't know, go out there anyway and find it! I really had to push myself to get out of a big life rut, but I swear on my poop emoji bag that it's worth it to roll yourself out there even if it seems daunting at first.

How's your summer wardrobe looking?

Photo cred: Meghan Latta @discomoon | EditingMe!

Outfit details: Tank top: New Yorker | Button down shirt: Old Navy | Belt: H&M | Skirt: Thrifted | Sunglasses: Some guy with a booth on Venice Beach | Socks, shoes: Target | Poop emoji bag: Urban Planet
12 comments on "Daylight's Wasting"
  1. This blog post speaks to me so much! You are preaching to the choir girl. Thrifting has become one of my favorite hobbies and I am so excited to finally start thrifting/exploring in Portland. Loved reading this entry today.. it was the perfect little start to my Monday as I gear up for the stressful week ahead. And yes, take advantage of the sunshine! Go outside and live.. adventure awaits! ;)

    P.S. Your outfit is adorable. And yes, that little poop emoji bag is everything haha! <333

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    1. Hahaha YESSSS! Portland seems like the place to have so many amazing thrift stores I'm jealous! Hope you find the good booty! I've been out all weekend and I'm slightly crispy even with that SPF 100!

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  2. Omg you look sooo cute! Loving the whole outfit and the place you took the pictures! And that poop emoji bag is so cute too :)

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  3. Cute! I haven't really tried thrift shopping in a while. Looks like I may have to look around. I live closer to the city now so may be a better selection!

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    1. Good luck on your treasure hunt!! May your booty be bountiful~

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  4. You are right, great fashion does not have to break the bank. Recycling or rather reinventing used fashion and then accessorizing does make a difference. Great resolution by the way - no wasting any daytime hours. Love that!!

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    1. Thanks! The current fashion industry is so wasteful, it really irks me. There are some good gently used things just waiting to be re-discovered!

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  5. I have always loved daytime hours. Feels like so much can be done when the light is still there. Your outfit is cute and beautiful photography.
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  6. love the pop of yellow!
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