Thrifted: When Inspiration Turns Into Imitation

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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Thrifted: Lets Take This To The Streets

Lets Take This To The Streets--Street fashion doesn't come from a lab and it can't be manufactured. It's your own personal style and differs from person to person. Street fashion is the reason the trendy clothing you're wearing is popular.| gutterfashion.com

The beautiful thing about fashion is that it looks like many different things to many different people. To me, fashion is what you’re most comfortable in; It’s not what the garment is, it’s how you wear it. To the person next to me, however, fashion may be defined as the latest trends and the hottest looks. I think that fashion should really be left up to the wearer to define. Textbook definitions are arbitrary, and constrict fashion to a […]

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Thrifted: Knowing When To Invest In Fashion

Knowing When To Invest In Fashion--Most of the time, you're never sure when to spend and when to save on a garment. Hopefully these tips will help make everything more clear!| gutterfashion.com

I like to think of myself as a frugal fashionista (that sounds like a great name for a blog, if it isn’t already taken.) I’d much rather spend $50 buying eight things I’m really going to love, as opposed to spending $50 on one thing that I might really love at the moment. Sure, not all of those eight garments are going to be used every single day, but this way I don’t have to feel bad about it. […]

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Thrifted: Hey Fashion Industry, It’s Time For Some Changes

Hey Fashion Industry, It's Time For Some Change--There are SO many things wrong with the fashion industry in 2017. While things have gotten better, they're far from perfect. We need a shake up asap.| gutterfashion.com

Look, the fashion industry is never going to be perfect. Just like in the world around us, there is always going to be turmoil, and problematic things will inevitably happen. That being said, I’m definitely not condoning such things, nor do I think we should settle and let things just happen. We just need to pick and choose our battles more carefully, because some things we cannot win. Two weeks ago, I talked about the importance of body positivity […]

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