I loved second hand shopping way before Macklemore made it cool.


Greetings Earthlings (and inhabitants of the other planets -and pluto, because I don’t discriminate):

I’ve had a really good weekend.  Since we last talked I was re-employed (?)

No, I did not go back to Coach.  However, I was finally trained at Ashker’s Juice Bar and (as I believe I have mentioned previously) I didn’t know if I was ever going to actually start working there, so this is good.  It’s a super social environment, where I make delicious smoothies and juices.  The time flies and the people are really nice.  It’s a welcomed change of pace, I’m no longer bored.

There are little things I would change about it, but there is no perfect job.

When I’m not working, I have been eating a lot of ice cream.  #sorrynotsorry

My younger sister’s dance recital was Friday evening and after enduring 3 hours of various forms of dance we splurged and enjoyed lots of soft-serve.  I have a mega sweet tooth, you see  and I’m really glad I mentioned this because I just remembered that I have Swedish fish in my purse.  Anyways, I also had ice cream in the smoothies I concocted last night, and at Fantasy Island this afternoon.

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The amusement park was really fun.  I’m not a very um adventurous individual, but I conquered some super spin-y ride and the second rollar coaster that I ever went on.  It was called the Crazy Mouse and yes, as a matter of fact there were middle schoolers on it, but hey to each their own.  The above picture is of my sister Jenna and her friend Olivia.  They were my entourage at the park and kept life interesting if nothing else.

Jenna video taped me conquering the super spin-y ride for your enjoyment.  Do not watch the following video if you get sea sick, ride sick, dizzy easily, or can’t tolerate narration by an 11 year old:

The Disco (spin-y ride)

I also went on the Beanstalk (a ride full of constant stomach drops and shrieking by yours truly), a canoe boat ride [which was much more my speed], and multiple carousel rides with Owen.  Now that I have grown accustomed to wearing semi-scummy plain jeans and a t-shirt attire to work, I take advantage of any opportunity to dress up.  Yes, amusement park field trips are included.

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I’m not sure how well you can appreciate my floral dress through the guillotine, but this is the only full body image I have.  I was thankfully smart enough to wear denim shorts under my dress.  My favorite part about this vintage inspired H&M piece is the bow detailing on the back.  You sadly can’t appreciate the cutesy accent in this picture.

I found the garment at Plato’s Closet for 10 dollars, and due to all of the selling I have been doing lately had 20% off too!  How could I pass that up?

I loved second hand shopping way before Macklemore made it cool.

I can recall many thrift store, Goodwill, and Salvation Army excursions, made purely by choice in high school.  I loved (and still do) finding a diamond in the rough!  Take the cross-body bag in the above picture for example: I found that leather Coach bag in MINT CONDITION at an estate sale.  The woman I bought it from still had the box and receipt to reaffirm when I paid 50 dollars for it, I was saving $100+.

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Last week’s post mentioned this lovely sundress, but I didn’t share the $8.oo price tag!

Tomorrow I am going to a GIGANTIC mall about an hour away, so that Apple can fix my iPhone… but I’m less excited about the “sale” priced first hand retail.  What challenge is there in finding something on sale?  I challenge YOU to find a store that doesn’t have something on sale.

Right now, thrift shopping is a trend.  It will go out of style before you know it, and return to being an unmentionable in the eyes of many people.. but as long as you are trying to make economically conscious decisions, (which you should always attempt) why wouldn’t you be second hand savvy?

Allison

Internship and job possibilities


Happy Valentines lovelies!  I am sitting at my dining room table inhaling lindt truffles refreshing my twitter feed.  Calories don’t count on Singles Awareness Day and I’m making up for the calories I missed out on when I fasted for Ash Wednesday.  I wore a red dress and lace tights to show everyone even though I may be dateless I wasn’t lifeless.  I scratched a few lottery tickets and broke even.  I slept in my Queen sized bunk bed (Papa finished them this past weekend -yay!!) until 11 and wasted time in my pajamas until around 1.

Why?

BECAUSE AT 1:15 I HAD MY DISNEY COLLEGE INTERVIEW.

I know I haven’t mentioned this huge life changing interview, sorry.. but I am still trying to figure out what I am doing with my summer.  I applied to work at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or as a Concierge/Hospitality role in a hotel in Walt Disney World from May-Jan (just incase I can’t make up my mind on life in Manhattan or what schools to go to…no word on that yet).

My other option is a Coach Internship in NYC from May-Aug.  I have an in person interview March 8th.  It’s set up like a Job Fair, so I get to meet with HR reps in various departments such as styling and merchandising.  It sounds incredible, but because it is set up like a Job Fair, this invitation only interview is going to have as many people as a Job Fair might too.

That’s nerve wrecking.

What should I do if I get Disney?  It sounds fantastic, but it isn’t necessarily fashion related.  Also, I could know as soon as next week about the Disney positions, which means I have 10 days after that to decide.  I may not have even gone to NYC yet for the Coach interview!

Disney is really selective too, so what if I get neither?  Roughly 40,000 apply and 5,000 get chosen.. out of WDW and Disney Land.  That’s a lot more than 15 possible intern spots at Coach (guesstimating).

I suppose time will tell.  At least I have all those dresses to wear in either situation once the warm weather comes.

I also applied for the Jack Wills internship -which if you aren’t familiar it is the ultimate summer internship.

Like blows Coach and WDW out of the water.

Maybe I just say that since I already work for Coach and I don’t love rollar coasters, but wait.. Let me describe it.

Represent a preppy British brand on the beaches on a variety of Northeastern US coasts all summer, planning events at night.  Learn the retail and merchandising ropes from the industries best.  Getting the opportunity to go to London for a week, including the JW polo.  It’s the summer I have dreamed of.

Of course the competition for that is.. in the words of Tyra Banks:

Fierce.

I wouldn’t find out about being chosen in the top 150 for that until February 25th, and then I have to submit a 1.5 min video explaining why I deserve the summer of a lifetime.  Not to say I doubt your preppy votes on my behalf, but it wouldn’t be easy since I currently know like 3 people in the town I live in (including the guy I sold Coach flip flops to for V-day) so popularity isn’t my middle name.

It’ll all fall into place though I’m sure.  I applied for positions at Chanel, DEB, Aero, Rue 21, and ModCloth as an Assistant Buyer starting in the summer, because I will have completed my Associates.  When I’m not working 20-25 hours a week and completing 23 credit hours I have a surplus of time after all *sarcasm*

..oh guys I also don’t know what to give up for lent.  Clearly not shopping or chocolates, I was finally approved for a Discover Card (yaaaay for big kid accomplishments!) and work across from the Lindt truffle store. Remember those 12 pounds I lost when I left school? Me neither. #CatholicGirlProblems

Allison