A few weeks ago, after doing our own little private ballet class (that is true dedication right there, people!), the roommie and I decided to fool around and take some artsy/dingus/ballet nerd pictures with our upcycled Free People dance bags. Go ahead, laugh at my silly pink trash bag pants, you know you want to.
If you follow Free People on Instagram like I do, you know that they have a contest every Friday asking fans to get all dolled up in their FP duds, snap a picture, and upload it using the hashtag “fpcloset”. Although the free bags they give you when you purchase something in store does not exactly qualify as “current Free People merchandise” (details, details), we thought recycling the bags to tote our pointe shoes and toe tape was clever and figured it would be fun to try and enter the contest anyway. Long story short, we came no where near winning, but had a fabulous time goofing around and taking the photos, and our final picture actually received an impressive amount of “likes” (take that rules and regulations!).
Does anyone else upcycle their Free People bags? What do you use them for? I’d love to hear all about it!
Seeing as it is officially September and all, (when did that happen?!???), I thought I’d share with you 8 items I’m dreaming of adding to my closet as the air gets just a tad crisper…
- A high-neck, a-line, well-tailored LBD. AKA The modern-day Audrey Hepburn dress.
- A fun-patterned, neutral-colored raincoat. I walk to work. ‘Nuff said.
- Sneakers that my eyes like as much as my feet do. Dancer probs.
- This exact backpack. (Or one very very similar, for picnics and adventures to museums and such.)
- Many, many more peplum shirts. I’ve yet to purchase one with any form of sleeves…
- Ankle-strap flats. This is such a cute detail for dresses/skirts and cropped jeans.
- A thin studded cuff. To add just a touch of badass to every outfit.
- Patterned mini with accent pockets. I love how the garment is small, so the pockets become the focal point.
Besides apple cider and pumpkin pie, what are you craving this fall?
After dropping off Melissa at the airport to embark on her Roman adventure, the roommie and I decided to stick around Boston for an impromptu stroll around the city. We ended up walking up and down Newbury street and doing some fantastic bargain hunting. I fell hopelessly in love with this “brushstroke” clutch at Kate Spade, but alas had to grit my teeth, take a deep breath and walk on by its high price tag. Instead, I scoured a few basement blowout sales and came home with a Free People shirt AND dress for $50, and an adorable top from Zara that cost me a mere $20. Cha-chiiiing! Here’s a peek at the Zara find:
I’m pretty in love with this shirt It’s got a very ‘now’ peplum silhouette, and the sheerness of the lace and be turned up or toned down by implementing different undergarments for various occasions. I’m already picturing it with faded red cropped jeans and boots for day and a tight, black knee-length pencil skirt and pumps for night. Can’t wait to bust it out!