Can we go thrift shopping?

I’ve always been a lover of thrifting-there’s just something about owning something that once was someone else’s,
because everything has a story.

Being home for Christmas, I’ve been able to make several trips to the local thrift-PCDC. I’ve posted about PCDC before, simply because they really do have the best deals and steals.
A few days before Christmas, I decided to stop by looking for a few flannels,
and I came across probably the greatest thrift store find E V E R.

I walked in and spotted |literally| a leopard coat.
I almost died.
I ALWAYS see bloggers posting about their leopard coat finds and I get so jealous, since every fur I find at a thrift either has a billion tears/damage done, smells like a cigar club, and/or is in terrible shape. 
This coat was different. 

I immediately went to it, probably a little quicker than I should-I think the entire store was wondering what on earth was wrong with me, running in PCDC. I ran my fingers through the soft fur, realizing quickly that it was genuine rabbit fur, dyed like leopard, so that was a mega plus. It had HUGE shoulder pads-which wasn’t a problem-I like a little padding every now and then. 
I tried it on in front of the teeny-tiny mirror and OHMIGOSH IT FIT!!! My heart did a little flip-flip inside, because this was crazy.
The arms were just my length, with fitted wrists, it had a semi-cropped length,
coming to the top of my hips and the fur was in excellent condition.


did I mention that it was $20???


I looked in my wallet and sadly only had 10, so I asked the cashier if they could hold it (no) so I cringed putting it back on the hanger while rushing to the bank. I got back and the beauty was still there! I grabbed it up and purchased it, along with a black/white checkered flannel. 
The fur really was the steal of the century.


A few days after christmas my cousins were in, so obviously I took them thrifting. 
The thrift was having a sale, so I definitely took advantage of it!
I got some ahhhhhmazing steals, totaling to $11 (can I get a whoop-whoop).
So needless to say, the thrift was good to me. 

//the steals//

[don’t mind my messy floor, I’ve been sewing a dress which I’ll soon post about]
A denim blazer with a boyfriend fit [which I’ve been searching for] + a lovely plaid blazer that’s wool, also boyfriend fit.


A dotted chambray shirt + a wool/polyester sweater-like shirt


2 tees-one army green, the other khaki colored

and possibly the coolest denim vest ever. 
It’s definitely western, and has white/red/blue fabric with the most rad detailing. 
[looks like something from Free People]


Have the happiest 2014, I know I’ll try to!




This Year

This year, I’m not going to have a new years resolution.
Because honestly, who ever keeps theirs? (I don’t.)
And even if I ever do try and make one, and then don’t keep it-I feel like a failure, or I just feel bad about myself. But I know that’s not a true reflection about myself, so this year I’m doing something different. Instead of focusing on one major change in my life, I’m going to try and focus on smaller things, but not be so distraught if I don’t follow through with this one.
Because we should never take life too seriously, it’s not like we make it out alive anyway.


This year

A bad habit I’m going to break:
Biting my nails!

A new skill I’d like to learn:

A person I hope to be more like:
Both my Mom & Dad-so much giving and so much drive.

A good deed I’m going to do:
Buy a family’s meal, once a month.

A place I’d like to visit:
Ireland, Scotland, the South Beach Flea market in San Fran!

A book I’d like to read:
Harry Potter

A letter I’m going to write:
One to my grandparents every month.

A new food I’d like to try:
This is a hard one, maybe greek food?

I’m going to do better at:
Being nicer to people close to me and opening up more to those I don’t know that well, and not being quick to judge.


This year, I encourage you to not have a new years resolution-I promise, it’ll be worth it.

XX Flancake

(below is a link to a cool video of my year in pictures!)