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THE LOOK

Jacket: Hill & Archer | Blouse: Unknown | Pants: Banana Republic | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Shoes: Dr. Martens | Sunglasses: Topshop

THE STORY

Nothing wrong with a little Flashback! A few weeks ago, I shot with Dylan Peterson from Dylan’s Row in NYC’s West Village. One of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC, the West Village is the perfect backdrop for any shoot with its cobble stones and idyllic houses.

It is no secret that I am obsessed with finding deals at thrift shops; the cheaper, the better. I therefore decided to only wear second-hand clothes for this look. Unfortunately, thrift stores in NYC have become extremely overpriced over the years, but Brooklyn still has some decently priced ones with awesome selection (like Urban Jungle!). While NYC does a great job at offering second-hand clothing, Los Angeles is my absolute favorite place to go thrifting. The bigger thrift stores in the less commercial areas are particularly worth visiting. The Banana Republic pants I am wearing, for instance, were bought in LA for a mere $7. I picked up 5 more pants for the same price during my most recent trip. I will definitely compile a list of my favorite thrift stores in the future!

I paired the loose Banana Republic pantalon with a unique floral short-sleeved shirt bought at Salvation Army for $5. The Korean-made genuine suede jacket was bought in a Dutch thrift store. Last, but certainly not least, I found my awesome Dr. Martens shoes at Buffalo Exchange in BK for only $40. Not only did I get lucky that they were brand new, they are also from the “For Life” collection: if the case that they break, Dr. Martens will replace them for free, FOR LIFE! Considering that these shoes normally retail for $155, I am very, very pleased.

The only item that is NOT second-hand is my Daniel Wellington watch. I wear it every day (you have definitely seen it before on the blog), as it pairs perfectly with everything. If you are interested in purchasing your own Daniel Wellington, you may use the promo code STATEOFSILVER for a 15% discount!

Thank you for checking in, and I will soon be back with more updates/stories from Tokyo!

– Steven

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