Tuesday Morning.

In my (seemingly never ending) pursuit to find a graduate job, naturally I decided it would be an effective use of my time to pull my tripod out, set up self timer and snap a few photos of me enjoying - contrary to my facial expressions - my morning cup of coffee. I serendipitously decided it would also be an effective use of my time to start writing/curating/expanding my CV through creating some semblance of creative space online; hence this post.

Perhaps a good place to start would be to comment on how I dress, and the conscious decisions I make on a daily basis in order to ensure my life corroborates with my beliefs. I barely ever - save my twice yearly asos splurge and love of high end footwear - buy new clothes. Naturally, there are exceptions to this - if a company brings out a notably vegan product or promotes beliefs I endorse, such as Reformation, but the core basis of my wardrobe is made up of vintage or second hand clothing. This has numerous benefits, ranging from environmental (the most important, obv) to financial. But not least, it has made me hone my personal style in such a way that I can walk into a rammed vintage shop on a Saturday morning, during a 50% off sale, and leave laden with items I know I can integrate seamlessly into my wardrobe and can continue to wear until they fall apart. 

All of the items I'm wearing above, save my new Birkenstock Clogs (because I'm 22 and STILL trying to live out my Olsen twin fantasy), were picked up in the aforementioned 50% off sale at my local vintage shop. The black jumper pictured cost me a fiver, with my new light wash Levi 501s costing me a cool £7.50. Not pictured is my new The Rolling Stones t-shirt which is from their 2018 American tour, which set me back £2.50; a pretty good price for a recent uni graduate. It's a very simple outfit, but that's how I like to dress; keeping the components classic, casual and interchangeable. 

For now, it's late and I need to pick up the slack on the job hunt tomorrow, particularly after this morning's procrastination efforts. Fingers crossed this post encourages you to go vintage or charity shopping, or to just have a rummage in your own wardrobe.

Hope you're well.


* I'd like to offer a quick disclaimer on the concept of sustainable fashion in the face of sweatshop using, fast fashion: I completely appreciate that it is both a luxury and a privilege to have the time and resources to go and shop second hand. This is not a luxury all people have access to, so concessions absolutely must be made. I would like to discuss my thoughts on this topic in more detail, so will likely collate them into some posts on sustainable fashion in the forthcoming months. 

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