If you live in LA, or happen to keep up with the weather here, you’d know that rain is a rare gift from the gods. This also means my adorable hot pink rain-boots get very little wear. This ALSO means it’s rarely cold enough to validate wearing my new favorite Urban Outfitters furry coat. But, for a few fateful days last week, the skies opened up, and ironically enough, I sat in my room next to my heater complaining about how cold it was. Once I got over it, I was a little toe excited to wear all my warm things, so I wore them all at once.
A final note that excites me to my core: I’m a big fan of adding contrast, brightness and more than a hint of saturation to my photos, but to my eyes, all of these photos were way too perfect as is. So, these are the original photos. No PhotoShop, unless you count resizing, was used and I think grey skies might be the perfect lighting for me! Noted universe, noted.
Why did a few of the pictures turn out purple all by themselves? I don’t know, but I really like it. Can someone with a vast photography knowledge tell me how to replicate this again on purpose? For real, help a girl out.
Of the many skills I claim to have, there is one that stands out from the rest like a girl in a velvet romper amidst a sea of jeans and t-shirt kids. That skill, is getting a good deal, on good things, and when I say good, I’m not talking about 20% off a sweater. Oh no, I scoff at 20% off and sometimes I even turn my nose up to 50% off. I’m talking dirt cheap sample sales, and tirelessly scrolling through instagram for the best deals on my favorite brands.
No joke, I just got an email from Revolve Clothing about 20% off all final sale stuff with code cybermonday20, and was about to buy this For Love and Lemons bra, but my $20 gift card isn’t working and I simply can’t buy it without using my gift card…ok I might actually go back and buy it after I finish this, we’ll just have to wait and see… Skill, disease, cardio, whatever, shopping is my thing, so this Wildfox sweater, which I got for $45 when Saks Off 5th was having a good sale (which they’re basically having right now, if you’re into $50 Wildfox sweaters) was clearly an appropriate life choice for me, as well as incredibly appropriate to wear on black Friday.
BTW, I woke up this morning to the glory of a 25% off all Free People sale online today. You can bet your bottom dollar that’s where I’m heading after this. To clarify, I scoff at 20% of retail, but 20% off already marked down sale stuff is my life source.
Nasty Gal opened their first ever #BrickAndMurder store last Friday, and since Sophai Amoruso was making it out for the occasion to cut the opening ribbon, I was too, if for no better reason than to bask in the glow of her awesomeness for a moment or two. It was as marvelous as I’d imagined. It was actually a solid 30 seconds of Sophia coming outside for a quick hello and a ribbon cut, only to hustle back into her new home to snap photos with doting fans as they rushed into her fresh, new store.
I didn’t actually go in the store, the line was long and I lack patience, but from the outside it looked spectacular, and I’ll probably go in at some point before the year is up. In unrelated news, although I own a bundle of things from Nasty Gal, I didn’t wear an ounce of it to the opening. Why? No good reason other than I wanted to wear my crazy leggings with my crazy platforms and my Unif tee was the only thing that could pull it all together without making me look like a total drag queen.
Oh, and if you want the sales of Sarah’s past deets, I got the Wildfox X Jeffrey Campbell platform boots for $60 at a Wildfox sample sale, snagged the Unif tee for $20 at a Unif sample sale, and the leggings retailed for $21 to start with from Love Culture, so no extra deal necessary.
Hi, I'm Sarah, the loser behind Loser Girl Wins. If you're a fashion lover, word enthusiast, nail polish collector, cooking pretender and/or a mermaid and unicorn aficionado, you've come to the right place. if you hate all those things, I don't know what to tell you. Stick around, I'll be back in a second to do stuff!