Thrifting, resale shops, consignment shops, whatever you want to call it, I love it. Los Angeles definitely does not disappoint in killer deals on designer duds. I’ve been in LA three months, and I’ve already found the consignment stores where film studios donate clothes from there sets and designers donate their samples, resulting is super cheap, new or like new wardrobe steals. Not to mention La La Land is home to a plethora of fashionistas who, apparently, dump clothes after a few wears as well. Jackpot.
Here is a look at some of my scores so far as well as what they cost me to purchase verses what I would’ve paid in stores (if I was willing to pay that much).
Since Adam and I met in Houston, I wanted our engagement photos to capture us in some of our favorite places in the city that introduced us. We were on a tight deadline since Adam was leaving Houston soon, and we didn’t know if he’d be back before I joined him in LA. Fortunately, my friend Cam at Bertuzzi Photography had a shoot in our neighborhood and was able to squeeze us in for a last-minute session. The very talented Kelsey Vawter, you met her here, of Styled by Kelsey V (check out her Girl’s Night Out video, you might spot a familiar face) did my hair and makeup.
I had one vision for our photos: Torchy’s Tacos. They are my most favorite tacos ever and conveniently located just down the street from our apartments. I love them so much anytime Adam asked what I wanted to eat he’d have to specify “other than Torchy’s” because he knew that would be my answer. Still, we spent a lot of time in that restaurant hanging out with friends, toasting to celebratory occasions or just devouring Trashy Trailer Parks (best. taco. ever.), so I knew it had to be featured in our engagement photos.
Oh my goodness has 2016 turned out to be a year! When I posted my goals for this year, I had no idea the next time I would sit down to write my next blog post would be seven months later. Time flies. Let me catch you up on what you’ve missed.
In February I got engaged! Adam completely surprised me the day before we left on a week-long cruise with an escape room themed proposal scavenger hunt.