wearing: H&M dress | Kurt Geiger Shoes (thrifted) | vintage Wrangler denim shirt (thrifted) | J.W. Hulme Legacy bag | Madewell necklace
When you buy something from a consignment store is it considered “thrifted?” It’s not consigned, because that’s what you do when you sell something, not buy it…just wondering what to call the items I got at my favorite designer consignment store. Maybe second-hand?
This dress is the other item I purchased from H&M while I was visiting family in Atlanta last weekend. I fell in love with the print, and it’s a great simple dress (love that it’s not too long and I can wear it with flats). It’s a bit clingy though, and that’s a reflection of the lower-quality materials used, but I’m doing well at continuing to lose weight (yay!), so hopefully that won’t be an issue for long 🙂
And I have come to the conclusion that I do not like my hair this length. I don’t want it shorter, though, so I’m just going to grow it back out. All I needed was some product to give it a little body/style and more patience on washing days. But I’m glad I did cut it, so I wouldn’t constantly be thinking “what if.” I just feel like now, it looks a bit “old. And maybe while I’m growing my hair back out, I’ll grow my bangs out. It’s only hair!
Oh, and I finally tried the Sally Hansen nail strips:
I don’t see the style I have online, but they’re black & silver dots in a chevron style – very cool! I love these, but I’ve had them on since Saturday and am getting a bit tired of them. I’ve heard that they can last on your nails up to 3 weeks, but honestly, I don’t think I’d ever keep them on that long! They were pretty easy to apply, and I’m very impressed with how nice-looking they’ve stayed since going on. I’ll definitely try them again, especially for out-of-town trips (when you don’t want to deal with touch-ups, etc.). Have you guys tried them?
And, the lovely Tina Tang sent me another charm for my necklace – a lightning bolt to go with my tiny star. Thank you Tina!!!
I think your hair looks really cute at this length, especially with the layers, but you are the one who has to deal with it. No harm in trying something different since it will grow out.
I can’t believe someone had those nail strips on for 3 wks!! Mine started chipping after a few days, but it doesn’t help that I was on the computer, washing dishes and doing a ton of other things with my hands.
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Amy Nievera says
Wow, the Sally Hansen strips sure have lasting power. I agree with you though: a couple days with the same nail color or design and I’m pretty bored. Having polish (or strips) that chips after three days is just a good excuse to change the color/style!
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i also think i read or heard somewhere that you can add a top coat to the nail strips and that will extend the life – maybe that’s what the girl who had them on for 3 weeks did!! it’s too long though IMO.
ha! i totally agree. as soon as my polish starts chipping i take it off….
Ok, I’ve seen so many people trying this nail thing, it’s now on my list.
I still think your hair is great! I’m getting ready to chop all mine off, (but like you said, it’s only hair…it’ll grow back if I hate it.) I’m trying to grow my bangs out as well and it’s something that kills me every time I get to where it is now and I just want to pull the scissors out and chop away…but I swear I won’t! (I say that every time!)
Great dress, love the digital looking print and color. It doesn’t look dingy in the photo. And I love to see that you’re embracing the second hand trend…I like consignment stores. They’re a bit more pricey than thrift stores but the quality is usually much nicer. Which one do you go to?
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Ashe Mischief says
I need to know what that 3 week secret is! I’m for serious lazy about nails. If I could have something last a month with no chipping, I’d be all for it.
Grechen, how did you manage to find the coolest pair of nail peels yet that I’ve never seen around. Now I’m going to hunt for them obsessively.
i think if you put a top coat (i like seche vite) on the nail strips it could really extend the life. i got tired of mine last night and peeled it all off 🙂
i got mine at walgreens in a suburb of atlanta. i haven’t seen that style at target – i’ll keep my eye out though 🙂
Ashe Mischief says
Hmmm. Maybe I’ll start stalking the Walgreens near my house. Target’s a long haul anyhow 😉
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