I visited a couple of friends in New Paltz while sporting a mostly-thrifted outfit. This blue floral silk blouse is from Crossroads Trading in Manhattan, one of my favorite secondhand stores in the city.
Walking around town, I stumbled upon a charming looking bookstore, and went in for a peek. I love wandering around in bookstores. Getting inspiration by flipping through pages of books that look intriguing is one of my favorite pastimes.
Growing up, I was a nerdy kid who would ask for books as birthday presents, and my collection kept expanding. However, since my family moved quite a bit, I would have to give up some books every time we relocated. Now that I’m trying to adopt a more minimalistic lifestyle, I don’t buy as many books anymore. So my bookcase has really downsized from what I used to have as a kid.
When I want to find a particular book to read, I will usually search my local library’s catalogue. If the library doesn’t have it, I will try to buy it used. I will only buy the book new when neither of these are an option. I realized that I have a very similar mentality when I’m purchasing clothes.
About the Look
Blue Floral Silk Blouse: Crossroads Trading (brand: Alice + Olivia, size XS, thrifted, $18)
Denim Shorts: Crossroads Trading (brand: Rag & Bone, size 00, thrifted, $24)
The Day Crossover Sandals: Everlane (size 5.5, $88, also worn in this outfit)
After wearing these sandals a few times, I find that they run a little bit wide. For reference, I have medium width feet. However the leather is really soft and comfortable, so if you have wider feet these may be perfect for you.
Denim Trim Framer Hat: Nordstrom Rack (brand: August Hat, $14.97, made of paper)
This is my everyday summer hat! I love the big brim and how lightweight it is.
Bag: Buffalo Exchange (brand: Poise Lisboa, thrifted, $18, also styled in this outfit)
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