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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bookworm

So after all the excitement and hype, today's thrifting excursion was a bust. The day started out okay; I got up, showered, packed up a bag with my trusty directions printed out from hopstop.com (a lifesaver for trying to plan little trips like this), put on a comfy shopping outfit, and headed to the subway.

What I'm wearing: Gap sunkissed tee, J.Crew cowboy jeans (2007), Target scarf, Mondani bag via Steinmart, Shebead earrings

Once I got to Brooklyn, I started to feel a little overwhelmed. I really don't like venturing so far away from my dorm by myself. Call me overly-cautious, but something about it just makes me a little nervous. The area I was in seemed oddly vacant, and it was creeping me out. I ended up going to Beacon's Closet and Buffalo Exchange but walked away empty-handed. I was overwhelmed by how much there was to go through. Plus, the prices were a little steeper than the stores I'm used to at home. Next time, I will definitely be enlisting a shopping buddy to tag along with me and help me conquer the never-ending clothes racks. I ended up back in Greenwich Village by noon and stopped into my favorite place.

Yes, the Strand, again. I'm averaging about one trip a week there. What can I say, I'm definitely a bookworm. They literally have everything imaginable and at really good prices. I walked away with a hardback for 1/2 price, what a steal.

The book I scooped up was Hungry by Crystal Renn, the most successful plus-size model in today's fashion industry. So far its really good; I haven't been able to put it down since I opened it. Its fascinating to see what the modeling industry is really like, but its also extremely sad to see what she put herself through just to fit the mold. The rest of my night will probably involve curling up in bed with this book or getting cozy with my netflix instant queue. Sounds pretty lame, but thats the life of an under-21 girl in New York City. Exciting stuff, I know.

3 comments:

beth said...

You look super comfy yet stylish at the same time...great outfit for a day of shopping. Love the bag also.

Jill said...

Good idea to get a friend to go with you next time to those stores. A second opinion can be invaluable at times. I have that same Target scarf and love it! I'm still new to learning how to tie scarves to get different looks. How did you achieve the look you are wearing?

Best Foot Forward said...

Jill- I hope you love this scarf as much as I do-such a great color! I usually just loop mine loosely around once and then fluff it up a little. I've found that the less effort you put in,the better it turns out because it looks like you just threw it on.