Monday, November 29, 2010

First Impressions

Hello, and welcome to the blog where one person's trash becomes another person's fashion statement!

In the upcoming posts, you'll see plenty of fashion - both good and bad - but before we get started, I'd like to tell you a little about me and my mission in starting this blog.

My name is Valerie. Despite my unlikely start as the girl Most Likely to Show Up to School in a Sweatsuit Every Day, I have, in more recent years, gotten a reputation for wearing cute outfits. (I could bore you with some of the compliments I've gotten, but I don't want to, well, bore you!)

After a few years of getting used to my conversion from a super dork with no fashion sense to just a super dork, I decided I wanted to memorialize my accomplishments and encourage others to similar success. I hope that by sharing my wardrobe, tips, tricks, and ideas with the Wide World of the Web, other creative/nerdy/individualistic girls out there (You?) will be inspired to develop a style of their own.

The secret to my look is a bit of aesthetic sensibility and a hearty helping of thrift. The best things in life are free or heavily discounted. I never buy when I can make; I am my own personal tailor; I wait until the end of the season when everything's on sale; I scour the secondhand shops on a regular basis; I am a Freecycle fiend. The outfits that I put together are never at the height of fashion, but they always have style.

Fashion fun is on the way, and I'm glad you stopped by to partake of it. I hope you'll take a minute to introduce yourself—comment form is right below! Until next time...