This past Thursday Daytime Ottawa invited both Laura and I on the show to discuss thrift, vintage, and consignment shopping. They were having a Bloggers special and we were honoured to be apart of it. (Special thanks to Marilou from 20 York Street for setting this all up - you're the best!)
If you're familiar with Laura's blog, you'd know that she's something of a thrift queen. She has an eye for picking out gorgeous one of a kind pieces; dressing well is something that we're both very passionate about and it's definitely something that we bond over. I love shopping for secondhand pieces as well but my hunt tends to gravitate towards more staple or high end pieces. During the segment we discussed the differences between thrift, consignment and vintage shopping and what the benefits of each are.
Getting dressed that morning was something of a struggle for me. I tried on just about everything in my closet and I hated everything. I eventually settled on this lip patterned cropped sweater from Addition Elle that I haven't worn yet layered on top of a dress from Forever 21+ that is an old favourite. I obviously paired that with my ASOS Curve leggings because I'm a creature of habit and I tied it all together with a pair of fabulous oil slick brogues that I scored at a consignment shop. I actually ended up being really pleased with this look! I found it to be very comfortable and a good representation of my personal style.
I'm really proud of how Laura and I performed on live TV. I'm not overly confident in my speaking abilities and public speaking is my idea of hell. I was nervous to go back and watch the interview later but we both spoke well; you can tell that we were well versed on the topic and that it is something we're truly passionate about.
If you're a Rogers costumer you can view the entire episode here.
SWEATER/ Addition Elle DRESS/ Forever 21+ (worn as a skirt)
LEGGINGS/ ASOS Curve SHOES/ Miista (via consignment)