Coachella 2013: What I’m wearing

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Though the quality of this year’s line-up has been the topic of much debate, I couldn’t be more excited for Coachella. Though music is the true star of the festival, the celebrity scene, exclusive parties and most importantly, fashion, are close runners-up in terms of buzz. This year, I’ve prepped more outfits than necessary for lounging by the pool, traipsing through the polo fields, dancing my face off and partying until the wee hours.

It would be silly of me to completely spoil my looks by modeling them in their entirety, so I’m just giving you a sneak peek. You’ll have to follow me on Instagram to see daily accounts of the ‘fits, and tune back in post-fest for a full report of the weekend in the sun. So what am I planning? Continue reading

Its a way of life.

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A big giant hello, second handers! Yes, I am still alive. I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to do a post in quite some time, but 2013 has gotten off to quite the start.  It’s been nothing short of cray, but whatever, I’m here now and damn it, I’m still second handing.

Since moving to San Francisco, my wardrobe has done quite the 180. Apparently winter exists and my prior Orange County staples of sundresses, tank tops and wedges have now transitioned to sweaters, boots and skinny jeans. Additionally, I have come to realize that a lot of things I own were great for a fashionable blog post, but in reality, they aren’t super wearable. After months of staring into my closet annoyed, I spent my President’s Day afternoon cleaning it out. I then promptly marched to the Fillmore St. Crossroads and off-loaded $150 worth of clothes. Continue reading

Second Hand Challenge is MOVING!

Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention? I’ve just been handed an urgent and awesome news story. I need all of you to stop what you’re doing, and listen (if you know what movie this is from then I love you). As of August 1, Second Hand Challenge will have a new home. I am moving to SAN FRANCISCO! Continue reading

How to: Sell/Trade Your Stuff

Your closet is full, your wallet is empty; it’s a dilemma many of us are all too familiar with. What’s a girl/guy to do when they need space and money in order to satiate the need for style? You gotta sell your stuff to get more stuff! Recycle, reuse, make money and buy more stuff. That’s how it goes, right?

Before you lug all your crap to the nearest Buffalo Exchange, Crossroads Trading Co., or your local buy/sell/trade joint, here are some tips to be mindful of before you sell. Continue reading

Boot me up, Scottie!

It’s almost May and I can’t believe I’ve made it almost four whole months without “regular” shopping. There were a lot of haters that doubted my ability to do this, but I have satisfied my needs and cravings with shopping sprees at Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads. Have I saved as much as I thought I would? Hell no. But you know what? I’m saving the Earth, and that’s way better.

I’ve realized a few things about myself in this process, and I’m proud to say they’re pretty good realizations. For one, I don’t miss Forever 21 nearly as much as I thought I would. Another is that this challenge has made me a lot more creatively inspired, which has in turn made me a better dresser (I think). And lastly, I’ve learned I love shoes a lot more than I thought I did. I never fancied myself a shoe freak, but lo and behold, I understand why Coco wrote this song.

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