Vintage Blazer – thrifted (
); Pants & Top – thrifted; Boots –
; Earrings – via Darling Boutique (local)
Feeling totes profesh in this beautiful vintage LL Bean blazer I picked up at the shop where I work. It actually belonged to my priest, who was clearing out her closet last week and donated a few things in the process. I hadn’t realized it until then, but we have almost the exact same build. I look forward to her bringing in more things for me to buy!
In all seriousness, I’ve had a hard time putting a stop on my spending over the past few months. I’ve mentioned this before, but I was reared to shop as a coping mechanism, so when I’m feeling anxious, it’s tempting to buy something every day at work. I can always justify it as a “great deal,” but it’s becoming clear that I just have too much stuff. Yes, it’s stuff I love, but I need to narrow my focus and try to save some money. $5.00 multiplied by ten purchases gets to be excessive.
I don’t think I ever properly reviewed these
, which I finally purchased in September after wanting them for at least six years. I bought them during a 50% off promotion, which brought the price down to $200. I turned 30 in September and it felt like a nice way to usher in what feels like “real” adulthood, without the training wheels. They were made to order, so they didn’t arrive until the week of Thanksgiving, but they were definitely worth the wait! Comfortable, classic construction, incredibly beautiful, and just my style.
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.