Late night nirvana

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Props to Ugly Mug for the post title. I am the worst at post titles.

You know what else I am the worst at? Thrifting. Actually, I am pretty damn good. However, I am the worst when it comes to buying pieces that I fall in love with, are a great price, but don’t necessarily fit the best. That wouldn’t be such a bad thing, but, I cannot sew, hem, DIY, alter, etc.

An example: the skirt in this post. It’s ankle length; I just rolled it up until it was the length I wanted. Luckily this tank is loose so you cannot see the gigantic roll of khaki underneath.

If you make it to the end of the post, you just might get a peak of what I am hiding under my shirt.

I am scared of the Googlers that may find my blog because of that previous sentence.

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// Tank: Brandy Melville // Skirt: Thrifted via Goodwill // Denim Jacket: LA Fashion District // Boots: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co //

I suppose I could get this skirt altered, but I like knowing that I have the option to change the length whenever I want. Mini, midi, ankle; three skirts, and trends, in one!

Thrifty Tip #46291: Just because it doesn’t fit, doesn’t mean you can’t make it fit.

Yes, it may appear uneven in some photos. I never said I was an expert skirt rollerI think it adds charm.

I cannot warn you enough that you will get tired of seeing me in this jacket. It’s fall. Fall is a time for denim jackets. Therefore, I will be wearing my denim jacket. Expect for when I take it off for photos. Fact: I will never keep a vest or jacket on for all photos. Don’t ask me why.

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I am in full on pre holiday mode. All I want to do is bake. And read baking recipes. And craft. And I don’t even craft, but the holiday season makes us believe that we can craft. Or gives us the urge to.

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The stamp on my hand came from the Good: street food + design market I went to earlier in the day. It showcases tons of local vendors, and I discovered this pretty amazing new shop and got a couple of leather goodies. Check out Something Borrowed.

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You know when you potentially have a good thing happen to you and you don’t want to talk about it as to not jinx it? I have that now.

I hope that doesn’t mean that I half jinxed it.

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Ooh, blogger secrets!

All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography

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81 comments
  1. Rebecca said:

    I do the same thing with a velvet maxi skirt i have. Anyway like you said you cant tell and actually love the skirt it looks great. Also seriously beautiful photos this post! And i love your hair.

  2. the last pic is so funny, I do the exactly same thing with jackets, I have to have photos with/without jackets 🙂

  3. haha i have rolled several skirts that don’t fit me too……the problem is finding a damn top that covers it!! love the whole look 🙂
    brooke @ what2wear

  4. Robin A. said:

    If you bake me something I’ll hem your skirt!

  5. This is totally how I shop! I find something, and if it doesn’t quite work the way I want it to I say, “Oh well! I’ll just fix it!” Haha, I often end up with big rolls of fabric under my shirt too 😉 It looks great! And yes, the title is awesome. Kudos to Ugly Mug.

    Smiles and all the best,
    Savannah
    untetheredasacloud.wordpress.com

  6. I can’t tell you how many times I have done this because I can’t sew either and I buy thrift pieces all the time that I’m just like “meh, it’s $3, I’ll MAKE it work!” I love your skirt and the shirt!

  7. Love that you rolled the skirt! I’ve been known to get crafty with a stapler…

  8. MissEcl said:

    Love your outfit ❤ And your hairdo!!

  9. Diana said:

    Love the Nirvana-Shirt! Your hairstyle is also great.

  10. RoselyC said:

    LOL I love your posts, you have great style but I come back just to read what new thing you come up with.

  11. Rachel said:

    i kind of like the skirt as is but altered you may find more to do with it! as always i feel like you have sought your style very well 🙂

    theyearofslowfashion.com

  12. Morgan said:

    Love your skirt-rolling technique – super cute. 🙂 And I think it’s hysterical that when November hits everyone thinks they can bake and craft. I seriously do not craft or bake 11 months out of the year and in December I’m freaking Martha Stewart. So funny!

  13. Male said:

    Amazing t-shirt and skirt!

  14. Bethany said:

    I think I have pretty good luck with thrifting. There’s about 3 stores that I frequent, but one will start closing early soon for the fall, and it’s before I get off work 😦 That sucks because it’s near my office.
    Anyway, that’s a great skirt!

  15. Hes said:

    Great tee! 🙂

  16. Sara said:

    Such a fun post! I like the fact that you will be able to wear the skirt at multiple lengths! I can’t sew either, and have passed up items due to length – no more! 🙂

  17. I like this, and I like your Nirvana shirt 😀

  18. Jen said:

    Oooh, I’ve always liked the look of a feminine skirt paired with a tougher looking top/jacket, so this is right up my alley! That’s a great Nirvana tank- have never seen this one! And I think many of us (myself included) have been living in our denim jackets this fall, so no need to apologize 😉

  19. Jessica said:

    Very cool outfit! I adore the pairing of a partially braided updo partnered with a classic denim jacket. I’m going to see if I can give that look a vintage spin one of these days – thanks!

    ♥ Jessica

  20. Bree said:

    Great photos, love the edginess to them – you look fabulous! ❤

  21. joannie said:

    You are ROCKING this edgy look!

    XOXOJOANNIE
    ANURBAN-EXPLORER.BLOGSPOT.COM

  22. Sarah said:

    Even with the thick roll of fabric, you can’t really tell. I wouldn’t alter it so that you have length options for the future. Also, I 1,000% approve of you rocking Nirvana. Makes me happy. Now box up that jacket and ship it to me ASAP.

  23. cheyenne said:

    that’s an awesome outfit, rolled up fabric or not! (it isn’t even that big, really! it doesn’t show.)
    xo, cheyenne

  24. lovin’ the look, babe!!! rocker chic. 🙂 and i’m totally crushing on your hair, too!

    Swing by to enter to win a gorgeous Brass Collar Bib Necklace from LAB!

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

  25. Hooray for blogger secrets!! Having the skill of being able to roll your skit is better than DIY’ing! You get more out of it!! hehe I wouldn’t have a clue if you didn’t share with us either!!… So clearly you’re an expert skirt roller!
    I love this look, making band shirts look cute and girly and not punk is the best way to wear them I think!
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  26. melissa said:

    haha, “just because its doesn’t fit doesn’t mean you can’t make it fit”.. I feel like this should be my thrifting motto. I however can do a bit of sewing/ am finding my way around my sewing machine. It’s true though, I LOVE thrifting, but nothing really ever fits perfectly. Love your style btw 🙂
    Oh, My

  27. Jenny said:

    Lovely blog and photography! I am a new follower. I am also getting the urge to bake, especially the most heavy, fattening foods you could imagine 🙂

    xo Jenny

  28. April said:

    This is my go-to outfit this fall, love it! Great skirt 🙂 We would love for you to checkout our latest posts when you have a minute 🙂

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    xo, April & Brittan

  29. Danielle said:

    love this outfit! you have amazing style 🙂 xx

    armariodedanielle.blogspot.co.uk

  30. Rita said:

    You look smokin’ hot;)! And I love your title! Thanks for visiting my blog girl! I’m following you via bloglovin!

  31. Isabel said:

    I really like your hair in this post! 🙂

  32. I am the absolute worst at buying things that fit wrong… I just can’t pass up a good deal! You look gorgeous though… loving these nighttime shots! 🙂

  33. It actually looks seriously cool rolled like that.
    And love your booties too,

    Rosie x

  34. Ok, you’re adorable!! I love that I can tell you have such a good sense of humor through your writing – and I hear you about crafting! All I want to do is sit home and knit. Like a grandma. I lead an exciting life. I wish I could find cool pieces like that skirt when I thrift – usually it’s sad pickings. I can’t wait to see how else you style that skirt!

  35. Madzia said:

    Great look! You’re very pretty woman 😉

  36. haha i love blogger secrets, clips in the back, skirts that dont zip all the way! i like your jokes and your style 🙂

  37. Andrea said:

    I know I definitely can’t pull off this kind of look (i end up looking like a weird kind of man when i try), but omg, you sure do :). I like how effortless it looks. And really, no outfit can be bad with a jean jacket
    ~Andrea
    http://www.wearitbetter.com

  38. Ashlee said:

    denim jackets and fall were made for each other.

  39. Ashlee said:

    and i loooove that you rolled this skirt. i always do a crap job at hemming things, so i gave it up.

  40. Jony said:

    I can’t sew eather and therefore I can relate to rolling up skirts ;). Love thrifting as well!
    You look great, love the combination of that skirt and tee!

    x Jony
    http://www.shout-outtoyou.com

  41. I really love you pictures and you style!!!
    oh and nirvana!!! one of the greatest bands ♥

    Shannon and Matilda

  42. bunnymysweet said:

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Great look!
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  43. Melanie said:

    you look great!! I love these photos! and thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog! I super appreciate it.. following you thru bloglovin! come back and follow 🙂

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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