Farewell: A long and drawn out goodbye to fashion blogging

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I guess I should write a farewell post? I mean most of you have already realized I'm gone. I stopped blogging just after the new year. It wasn't a conscious decision, I just ran out of things to say. I thought I might rebound, but it's been over a month (maybe two, I stopped counting) since I even thought about blogging. If you were one of my avid readers you remember my meltdown last Summer. I knew then that I should stop, but it's kind of like a bad relationship and you just have to push yourself to the limit before you stop. Don't get me wrong, blogging was not harmful to my health, it just quit being therapeutic.

I didn't stop loving fashion, I'm just tired of being part of the noise. Everyone and anyone is a blogger these days, that's the beauty of the internet right? But there are so few unique voices out there. I used to think I was unique, and maybe some of my posts were the first of their kind, but you wouldn't actually be able to prove that. I got lost in a sea of trends and keeping up with the fashion Jones' if you will. My husband always joked that "My Thrifty Chic" was my starter wife, so who knows what the future holds. As of right now I am content with my life. I get to cook dinner and watch netflix marathons with my husband without checking my blog stats. I can watch the Academy Awards, and then turn them off when they get boring without worrying about a "best dressed" list. I have one less obligation in life, and that is nice.

I thank all of you who took this journey with me. This blog has changed the person I am, as cheesy as that sounds. I am a completely different person now, and  I would say a better one too. I have made a lot of friends through my blog, and somehow avoided any internet trolls. I have never received a derogatory comment on my blog, I think that is a success in itself... or maybe I was just playing it safe.. you decide. I still love fashion, so I welcome any conversations or questions you have! I still have the My Thrifty Chic Facebook page, and my Instagram. If you want to remain in contact I would love that! Thank you again for all of your support, my readers, my friends... farewell.

This is where I first dreamt up this blog... and thus it will end here as well.

Neon for days

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Brand: J Crew  / From: The Goodwill / Paid: $4.99 /  Retail: $135.00

Brand: Forever 21  / From: Forever 21 / Paid: $10.80 /  Retail: $10.80
Brand: n/a  / From: ebay / Paid: $15.50 /  Retail: $40.00
Brand: Steve Madden  / From: Nordstrom / Paid: $89.00 /  Retail: $89.00
Brand: Old Navy  / From: Old Navy / Paid: $4.00 /  Retail: $8.95

Despite my self proclaimed eclectic style, I love J Crew. The simplicity, the quality and their attention to detail really appeals to me. Their prices on the other hand, leave me feeling sad. I cannot afford to shop at J Crew, even their outlet prices are too expensive for me. But, I do get really excited when I find J Crew items at the thrift store! This neon pink blouse is a little flamboyant for J Crew, but I kinda love it. I wore this outfit to work the other day, and one of my coworkers asked me if I had to plug the shirt in. It's bright, but it's not crazy bright, right?

How do you feel about this neon on neon action?

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Black and Yellow

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Brand: Betsey Johnson  / From: Marshalls / Paid: $29.99 /  Retail: $100.00

Brand: n/a  / From: ebay / Paid: $15.50 /  Retail: $30.00
Brand: Brash  / From: Payless Shoe Source / Paid: $10.00 /  Retail: $35.00

I wore this outfit last week to a charity event that my husband and I attended. How I came upon this outfit is a whole other story. You see, B informed me that we were going to an "event" on Friday night. When I asked what kind of event, he told me, that thought it was a charity event. This is exhibit A on why men aren't allowed to be in charge of the details. It's not that I cared what type of event it was per se, but I was concerned with what I was going to wear. B was not at all worried about the dress code, and stated that he planned on wearing a t-shirt and jeans. I made him ask his colleague (who invited us) what the attire was. The response I received was "casual." I was still not sold on the information I was receiving, so I Googled the venue. It was at a fine dining restaurant! B was holding out strong and ended up wearing a collared t-shirt (that's dressing up for him), and I went with this lace and leather LBD.

With this dress, I figured I wouldn't be thrown out of the place. I think that the mixed textiles add some panache and the neon necklace keeps it young. I don't mind being over dressed to an event, but being under dressed is simply unacceptable! When we got to the event, I was relieved that it wasn't black tie, and that it was in fact fairly casual. B could have tried harder, but he wasn't super out of place.

Soccer Mom

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Brand: Forever 21  / From: The Goodwill / Paid: $4.99 /  Retail: $14.80

Brand: Relativity  / From: The Goodwill / Paid: $3.99 /  Retail: $42.00
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Brand: n/a (handmade) / From: The Goodwill / Paid: $2.99 /  Retail: n/a
Brand: Brash   / From: Payless Shoe Source / Paid: $35.00 /  Retail: $59.99

Some of you might be thrown off by this title, because well... I don't have kids. The truth is, I don't have my own children, but my brother and sister are practically my kids. I am 13 years older than my brother and 16 years older than my sister. It's safe to say I had a big hand in raising them. They often tell people they have two moms, but usually follow that statement up with "no, not like that." Anyone who knows me, knows that my brother and sister are a huge part of my life, I wouldn't be the person I am today without them. Their existence has always reminded me to be a better person and to be the best role model I possibly could for them.

A couple weeks ago, my sister had her first ever soccer tournament. I played soccer for 8 years, and I am so excited to impart my knowledge onto my sissy. My sister is 12 and she is very athletic, way more than I ever was. She has played sports her whole life but they were at schools where everyone made the team, not exactly a super competitive environment. But this year, she moved schools and she made the varsity soccer team as a 7th grader. That's pretty big stuff when you're 12! When I found out she had a tournament, I just had to make that 4 hour drive north to see her play. She was so happy to have me watch her, she really wanted to make me proud. The issues for my sister though, is that she hasn't had much coaching in soccer, and there are still a lot of the basic skills she lacks. She has raw talent, but needs some fine tuning. Having 4 games in one day was the best blessing she could have had. I was able to work with her in between games and tell her what she was doing wrong and how to fix it. I also might have been one of those crazy moms yelling from the sidelines... whoops.

The most shocking part of the day, was that my sister listened to every little detail, and she corrected the behavior. I expected her to get annoyed with me, but she was such a gracious learner. I was beaming with pride watching her play that day. She might not have been the best one on the team, but she was definitely most improved in one day! It was literally one of the best days I have had in such a long time. I love that my sister and I have something new to share together.