dressing room diaries

Today I had another important interview! And an interview, like any event in life, is an excellent excuse to go shopping! I headed over to Melrose to check out the selection at Urban Outfitters and here's some of what I found...


While I absolutely fell in love with the black and white striped Nom de Plume by Yaya Aflalo skirt in the second picture, I decided to try out some of the second-hand stores in the area before making my purchase and boy am I glad I did! Let's just say I was a Florida girl in California vintage heaven. I hit up the greatest thrift store on Vista and Melrose called Wasteland. While a little pricier than your average thrift store (I'm used to Goodwill), it was filled to the brim with every designer name possible in a colorful gently-used whirlwind. I ended up purchasing a red Theory skirt,


a colorful Diane Von Furstenberg blouse in a size 6 (two sizes too big but love can make you do crazy things),


and the most adorable mint green Marc Jacobs jacket.


There were a lot of outfits I tried on that, sadly, did not make the cut as both funds and closet space are very limited for the time being.


  1.  Regretfully, I forgot the designer name on these cropped trousers but I thought they'd be very Sartorialist-worthy!
  2. I was thisssss close to purchasing this Walter mini skirt (I thought it would be a great beach cover-up) but, alas, it was too big as well and very similar to a tiered Zara skirt I already own. 
  3. This Steven Alan navy and white pinstripe shirt was so charming and picnic-worthy!
  4. I would have come home with this LaROK blazer except that I already have my navy Mike and Chris swacket and it was missing a button. Twas not meant to be!
  5. This Mike and Chris romper was too sweet for words. I could not, however, justify a work-inappropriate piece right now. Also, the color (dusty rose, I know it's hard to tell) washes out my fair complexion. 
  6. This A Common Thread top was made with such a great silky fabric!
This was just the tip of the shopping iceberg. I cannot wait to show you how I integrate my new acquisitions into my wardrobe! 


  1. You're lucky to have a store like Wasteland!

    That first skirt from Urban Outfitters is cute. So is the red tank in the second pic!

  2. if you are thinking about condensing your closet. you should think of selling some of your stuff at wasteland. they're pretty awesome. they love labels. also try crossroads. i usually do my labels at wasteland and my urban outfitters/forever 21 kind of stuff at crossroads. :)