10/16/2013

Long time, no see!

Guess who’s back on her blogging game? (It’s me. It’s Devin.)
Sorry if y’all felt a bit abandoned for a minute, but my life has slowed down and I can finally start posting consistently!

Hold on to your hats, folks.

Also, I’m pretty sure that when eight-year-old Devin imagined college Devin, this is the outfit she had in mind.

  • Boots from Steve Madden were a gift
  • Denim Jacket from Savers for $12
  • Skirt from Forever21 for $5
  • Top from Forever21 for $5
  • Chain from my friend Julia
  • Waist Denim from Charlotte Russe for $8

Light and love!

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May 1st, 2014

Something about being home after a couple of months makes me want to dress like a kid again - but with some shorter shorts and lipstick to balance it out. Let’s go frolic in a park or play around some cacti!

  • Shirt from Hey Tiger (Louisville) for $4
  • Shorts (Originally jeans, cut up by my friend Caitlin) from Salvation Army for $5
  • Plaid from Savers for $6
  • Shoes were a UK gift from my friend Kahley 

8/10/2013

Oh me oh my, it’s definitely been a minute. I apologize for any lagging in my posts, I’m working two jobs right now and it’s hectic. Let me make up for everything by showing you these CRAZY RED PANTS!

  • Shoes from Target for $10
  • Pants from eBay for $10
  • Citrus Shirt from Savers for $5
  • Belt from Savers for $4
  • Bracelet from Somewhere I Can’t Recall for $20

Expect your dress me up soon, along with more frequent posts.

Light and love, everyone!

8/4/2013

Ecstatic to say I have a new favorite Etsy store! I’m absolutely in love with this outfit, I’ve been strutting around all day.

Hope I don’t come off too…

cheesy.

  • Mac/Cheese Skirt and Top from Stickybaby
  • Shoes from Target for $28
  • Necklace from Forever21 for $6

But really, if you love unique stuff, check out Stickybaby! Amanda is super nice, items ship quickly and you’ll look good. What could possibly beat that?

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April 30th, 2014

What did I tell you? Excited to be back in the blogosphere and beyond! Keep an eye out, as I’ll be expanding soon, but for now I’m strutting around town and wearing metallic pants. Tell your family, friends, significant other, your ex, your dog, your mailman!

  • Earrings from Primark for $2
  • Plain White Tee from Target for $4
  • Chain from my friend Julia’s closet
  • Disco Pants from Primark for $7.50
  • Shoes from Target for $10
Watch on devinwearsclothes.tumblr.com

08/20/2013

What’s this? A video? With dancing?

I saw something like this floating around tumblr and got inspired. Say hello to Dress Me Up #6!

Essentially, I’ve styled a few outfits I want to break out during my first week of classes (it’s coming up soon!) 

Your job is to pick which one you like best and message me with your vote. The combo with the most votes will be worn on the first day of classes, second place will be worn on the second day.

I want to make a good first impression, so I’ll definitely need your help with this one, okay?

And hey, even if you don’t want to vote, at least watch and share my s-w-e-e-t moves!

Light and love,

Devin

Thrifting Tips. Thrips? Tipting?

I received a request for thrift tips! I figured I’d make a full post about them, since I’ve got plenty of advice after tearing apart stores across the country. Here’s what I’ve learned.


Give yourself plenty of time to comb through the store. If you just skim, you might pass up on some awesome stuff.


Don’t be afraid to get something because it seems offbeat. If you really love that 70’s fringe jacket, get it! Bright pink alligator sandals that you’d rock on a daily basis? Do it!


Keep an open mind. Thrifting is a great way to expand your style or take your closet in a new direction.

 

Always try things on. You might love an item, but when you put it on you realize the sleeves are too short and that specific shade of green washes you out. 

 

This is a big one: Don’t get carried away. 

Some thrift stores overcharge. Just because the item is marked slightly lower than its original retail price doesn’t mean it’s worth dropping a bunch of cash.
Just because the items are cheaper doesn’t mean you should buy more of them. If you only feel “eh” about something, you probably won’t wear it and buying it would be a waste of your money.


With larger stores, it helps to go in with a specific piece in mind. Comfy sweater, high-waisted jeans, statement jewelry, something to decorate the apartment with, cowboy hats, etc. When you do this, you aren’t overwhelmed because you have a goal, but you can still find cool things along the way!


Look for staple pieces. Denim shirts, plain tees, little black dresses. They’re timeless and you can get them for half the price of regular retail.


Remember: everything comes back into style! It’s like we’re on a twenty-year cycle or something. Those acid wash jeans that are “on sale” for seventy dollars at the mall could also be found in a thrift store, thanks to people who gave away all of their 90’s wear in the early 2000’s. Before you spend too much on a remake, spend some time looking for genuine vintage finds.


Go with friends! Preferably ones who will be honest with you. The honesty is important for two reasons: 
1. They’ll tell you what you don’t look good in.
2. They’ll recommend pieces that are perfect for you!
I love shopping with friends because they end up showing me things I missed. They usually hold up gigantic sweaters or anything with a puppy on it - I snatch those recommendations up and squeal. 


Take a bottle of hand sanitizer. (This tip is from my mother.) 
This is not suggesting that thrift stores are unsanitary, but they can get a bit dusty and they see a lot of traffic. On that note, take hand sanitizer any time you go shopping. You can never be sure how many people fondled that exact same shirt sleeve. 


Again, TRY THINGS ON. With so many brands, the sizing will be different, not to mention you’re looking at things that have been washed before. There probably won’t be any room for shrinking or stretching. 


Keep an eye out for bigger brands! Sure, they might be a few seasons old, but you can find some big retail names hidden among the racks. 


That’s all! Hopefully this helps anyone breaking into their local thrift scene.

Any more questions? Fill up my ask box or shoot me an email: devinwearsclothes@yahoo.com


Happy thrifting, light and love,


Devin

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1/7/2014

First post of the new year! 

You’re probably thinking, "Wait, is that Devin? I assumed she died! She hasn’t updated in two million years!"

It’s me! It’s true! I’m alive!

Many apologies for lack of updates, I went through some things that required my full attention, so my tumblr life suffered. No more! 

This is a little reminder of what I dress like, and you’ll see more of it in the upcoming months. For those of you who don’t know, I’ll be studying abroad in the UK, so I’m sure I’ll catch up on some of that amazing style.

For now, here’s a crop top.

I’ll update again once I’m across the pond.

Light and love to you all!

-Devin 

Oh, before I forget:

  • Glasses from Nordstrom for $12
  • Scarf from Aeropostale for $10
  • Top from Forever21 for $8
  • Pants from Savers for $6
  • Boots were a gift!
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