equipment top; vintage pants; vintage bag; free people sandals; elizabeth & james sunglasses.
as we segue in to fall, my favorite season to dress for, i am really paring down my wardrobe and getting rid of what i like to call the "fluff". over the past five years, i have been collecting vintage in what is easily an unmatched thrift scene here in chicago, but recently i see that my inability to pass up any piece that is a deal has created sort of an embarrassing hoarding situation. i have those special, irreplaceable vintage items i will never ever part with, but i unfortunately have more that i know i will only wear once.
my newfound sensibilities are furthered by my quickly approaching 30th birthday. i can see my style being transformed with each passing week into literally everything i've always wanted it to be. despite this major closet purge, i am in the market for one or two pieces of knitwear and outerwear to satisfy the desire for a few current pieces to inspire simple and effortless new season styling.
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