so last year for christmas, i gave anthony a record player. i was super excited for us to start a record collection, hunt for our favorite albums, dance around our apartment, etc. but it hasn't exactly gone according to plan. yes, we've been buying records, but the record player i ordered from amazon didn't work! no matter what we tried or how nice of speakers we bought, it just wouldn't play. so we got lazy and kinda forgot about it (oops). but a couple weeks ago, we took it to a local record store in catonsville called trax on wax and the lovely man working told us our needle was out of place, and proceeded to snap it back in. voilà! it was fixed. yes, we should have done that months ago, but oh well! it works now. and i can finally listen to lana del rey on vinyl. all is well in the world.
so now that we have an up and running record player, we have been buying records up a storm. anthony ordered some of his faves online, and we also hit up a few local ones in baltimore while i was still there. when anthony drove me up to pittsburgh to move in, there was no doubt about it that we had to stop by jerry's records. the place is huge. they literally have over a million amazing records and the prices can't be beat. i'm talking most are under $5. it was actually voted one of the best record stores in the country by rolling stone magazine a few years ago.
i thrifted this crop top while home in anthony's hometown and i'm crazy about it. the bright color and the fit are just perfect. and it was a dollar! i mean come on people, how can you not thrift?! it's the best (and cheapest) hobby ever. this darling skirt is forever 21 from about 5 years ago and it just never gets old to me. ha! the flowers are so pretty. looking back i'm wondering why i didn't wear this on the fourth of july! what the heck is my problem, it's literally red, white, and blue! well, we will just say happy belated labor day, and call it quits :)
i never miss an opportunity to pair turquoise accents with an outfit (in case you haven't noticed). it's my fave color and this purse from urban outfitters rocks. the color is gorgeous! one of the things i'm going to miss most about summer is all of the color. i'm going to try my best to incorporate fun and bright colors into my fall wardrobe. it's a little more tricky because when it gets cold and grey outside, i just want to throw on an oversized black sweater and run out the door. but the world needs color all year round! dream in neon, people! ;)
i hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend, and is enjoying the fact that today isn't monday.
crop top: thrifted
skirt: forever 21
purse: urban outfitters
bracelet: forever 21