Friday, July 24, 2015

Thriftin' & Reminiscin'

There's a thrift store in my area that I really enjoy going to. Partly because once in a while, I find something amazing-like a gorgeous leather backpack for $5(!) and also because the prices are ridiculous. Apparently, a guy comes in that checks out the clothes and sets the prices. American Eagle jeans? $18. Topshop blouse? $5. The prices are either ridiculously high or ridiculously low. So that's why I still go, you just never know.
I live in a predominantly Hispanic area, so there's always lots of vintage rosaries in there.

Cool vintage dresses that I never find in my size. 20 year olds like gaudy florals too!

Funny that a couple years ago, these books couldn't be found ANYWHERE.
This time around, I found two blouses (currently in my hamper) so it was a semi-success. But what I really loved was spotting the Twilight series. The Twilight movie came out my senior year of high school and I was obsessed. I think the books were pretty good-for a high school read. The movies on the other hand, I couldn't even finish. I remember watching the trailer over and over and being crazy excited. I went with friends to a packed theater and was so disappointed. The script was eh and it looked like a student film. And thus ended my Twilight obsession. Thrift stores are always awesome because you can find items that can take you back to a certain time in your (or someone else's) life, like a vintage prom dress or a book series about a lovesick vampire. I didn't buy them by the way ;)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

When you miss your movie and something cool happens....

Taken in the park before getting attacked by bugs.
I had gotten the opportunity to watch a free screening of "Trainwreck" in the city along with two guests. I brought along my sister and my cousin. We got there around 6:30 and it started at 7:00. The line was literally around the block so of course, we didn't get in. The obvious thing to do was buy some beer and head to Central Park. On our way there, we're walking on 30 something street and my sister spots Jay Z coming out of a building. It was so random because he was with one other person walking into a car and there was NO ONE around. No giant crowds, no paparazzi, no one. I asked him for a picture but he said he couldn't because he was in a rush (which was probably B.S. but at least he was nice about it). In other news, in exactly one month I will be 24 and feel more of a mess than I did when I was 18. Hope everyone has a great week -Kat