Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Last Chance: H&M's Fifty states of Fashion Contest
American Eagle Denim Jacket
Leather Vest (thrifted)
Silk Dress (thrifted)
Madden Girl Leopard Print Boots
Silver Chain, thrifted necklace
I really, really liked this outfit. I think I need to add another "really" in there because that's how awesome this outfit was to wear. I've had a leather vest on my list for a while along with a leather shell, but everyone I've come across has been too big or in rough shape. This one had been pushed to the very back of the racks which is why I think it'd been passed by so many times. The tag was the current sale color for Value Village so I got this for $2.49. That's a pretty screaming good deal for a leather vest that's actually cut nicely and not just one giant box.
I think with the shorter hair it feels like I finally have a little more freedom in what I want to wear. I use to cut my hair short for riding season because hairnets really suck to put on and are miserable under a helmet in any kind of heat and I always have really enjoyed having my hair this short. It feels a little more "me" than when it's really long. I was really bad about brushing my hair as a little girl and my mom finally got fed up and cut my hair all off. After that, everyone though I was a little boy because I'd roll(actually roll in) puddles and ran around in the short hair. I was definitely quite the tomboy and even though I do like dresses and girl-stuff, I really like the comfortable and strong feeling I get when I have my hair short.
It also takes up a lot less shampoo and doesn't shed like crazy.
I also want to remind everyone that tomorrow, the 21st of August is when H&M's Fifty States of Fashion contest ends. If you're still interested in being one of five winners will win a $250 gift card to H&M and one of those winners will be picked to win $1000 gift card and a trip for two to New York during Fashion Week to a exclusive H&M event. It's really easy to enter, just take a picture of your favorite H&M outfit, post it to Instagram with the hashtag #HMSHOPONLINEAK (or the abbreviation for your own state) and you're entered. The contest does end tomorrow so hurry up. Alaska's been doing a great showing in this contest, it would be fun to see one of us win it! (Because come on you guys, it's a trip outside during the dead of winter. Even though New York gets cold, it's nothing on the delightful -40 to -60 below that likes to hang around during that time.) Good luck everyone, I've been watching the entries and it's going to be really exciting!