Thrifted: I’ve Got A Serious Fear Of Missing Out

I have a serious fear of missing out -- Brands you tactics like limited edition garments to draw you in to buying hundreds of dollars worth of clothing. I won't lie though, I fall for it sometimes too! | gutterfashion.com

I won’t be the first, and certainly not the last, person to admit that I have a serious fear of missing out. If I know that friends back home are all hanging out and going to an immensely cool event, I get sad. As humans, we are social creatures, and we don’t want to miss out on any interaction where we can bond and feel like we’re part of a group or collective. This most certainly transfers over to […]

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Thrifted: Help! This Blogging Thing Is Stressing Me Out!

Help! This blogging thing is stressing me out -- Being a blogger can be stressful some times. It gets really hard to come up with posts after you've been doing it for a while, but sticking it out is the most rewarding thing ever! | gutterfashion.com

As a blogger, it is my mission to deliver content to each and every one of you that you will love and enjoy. That standard is something that I think all bloggers should follow. Sure, it’s your blog and you can write about whatever you like, but if you want to keep your readers engaged and coming back for more, you need to keep them in mind when you’re writing your next big post. I know that it shouldn’t, […]

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Thrifted: Waste Not, Want Not

There comes a time when every wardrobe needs a refresher. It could be at the beginning of each month, season, year, or even bi-annually. Whenever you choose is up to you. Personally, I try and change up my wardrobe every season, adding new pieces, donating others, and even updating some garments that are tired and dull. By updating, I mean taking a current piece that I just don’t wear anymore, or wear all the time, and turning it into […]

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Thrifted: When Inspiration Turns Into Imitation

When inspiration turns into imitation -- There's a fine line between being inspired by something and imitating something. It's easy to step over that line and become an outfit thief. | gutterfashion.com

The difference between inspiration and imitation is so vast, it’s hard to confuse the two. If I tell you that a specific person inspired my look, then you can expect our outfits not to look exactly alike. On the flip side, if I tell you that I’m trying to imitate someone’s outfit, you best believe our outfits are identical, right down to the scuffs on the shoe. It’s nearly impossible to accidentally style yourself in exactly the same clothing […]

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Thrifted: Where I Hope To See Fashion In 20 Years

Where I Hope To See Fashion In 20 Years -- There are so many directions fashion could go in the next 20 years. Here are a few of the direction I hope we head in | gutterfashion.com

Fashion is a highly unpredictable field that is constantly changing. Unless you are one of the few insiders with  knowledge of upcoming trends, you can only speculate where fashion might end up down the road. It’s that very level of unpredictability that makes fashion exciting to me. You can try to guess and take shots in the dark, which could lead to the title of being an early adopter, or completely miss and be “stuck” with some really cool […]

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Like A Modern Day Sandy Olsson

Like a modern day Sandy Olsson-- I'm always lucky when I get the chance to take pictures of my biggest fashion inspiration. | gutterfashion.com

My favorite part of being a fashion blogger is meeting so many wonderful, inspiring creatives, and the new friendships made along the way. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met this past year and a half through my blog who have ended up becoming my good friends. One of those people who quickly become a style inspiration for me is my fabulous friend Macy. If you have been following the blog for a while, you’ll recognize Macy […]

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Thrifted: My Top 4 Frustrations With The Fashion Community

My Top 4 Frustrations With The Fashion Community--These are my top 4 frustrations within the fashion community. | gutterfashion.com

I want to start off by saying that all the problems I have with the community, in the grand scheme, aren’t that serious. This post isn’t meant to stir up controversy or to tell people what they can and can’t do. These are just little things that annoy me, nothing more, nothing less. If you want to read my bigger problems with the community and industry itself, be sure to read my post here. 1. Misuse of the word […]

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Thrifted: Fashion Desperately Needs A Shake Up

Fashion Desperately Needs A Shake Up-- Fashion is starting to get stale. We need a specific silhouette or look that can define this decade. | gutterfashion.com

Every decade has their defining movements in fashion. Whether it’s the sharp, harsh edges and earth tones of the sixties or the geometric shapes and masculine silhouettes of the eighties, there are always clear cut styles that you could notice from miles away. However, as the years fly by in the current decade, I’m starting to believe that this may not be the case for us. If you take a look at any current fashion publication, you’ll find the […]

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Thrifted: It Takes A Lot Of Money To Look This Cheap

It Takes A Lot Of Money To Look This Cheap-- Fashion blogging is not as easy as it seems .If you're on the outside looking in, you may think fashion blogging is all unicorns and rainbows, but it most surely is not. It takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.| gutterfashion.com

If you’re on the outside looking in, fashion blogging may seem like a mythical world full of constant brand endorsements and fun photo shoots. This is completely true, if you’re in the top 5% of wildly successful fashion bloggers who actually make it. For the rest of us who aren’t living in the lap of luxury, we, unfortunately, have to fake it until we make it. This means only posting the best photos to our social media accounts. You […]

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Thrifted: The Fluidity Of Fashion

The Fluidity Of Fashion-- Fashion should never be constrained or confined to what society deems normal. It's 2017 for God's sake, lets all get more inclusive and throw out the stereotypical fashion gender norms.| gutterfashion.com

By now I’m sure most of you have encountered the term, “gender neutral,” at least once in your life. If you haven’t, it can be best described as “a product that is suitable for both the female and male gender.” I like to think it is a very dated term that is no longer applicable to the current state of humanity. There are many people who no longer define themselves as male or female, but as something else altogether. […]

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