Weekly Reads and Finds 263

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I am not a big Old Navy shopper, I like their pyjamas, and some of their basics, but when it comes to core wardrobe pieces I don’t usually find any.

So I was pretty surprised when I went in there the other day and found a pair of army style cargo pants that actually looked good on me.

I sized up one size for a more relaxed fit than the model. Note: They were much cheaper online than they were in stores. 20% off in-store and the green colour was 50% off online in Canada.

I have been hunting thrift stores for vintage army pants, but everything was always way too big. So when I saw these, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try them, and I was pleasantly surprised.

On top of the fact that they were on sale convinced me to get them.

Since secondhand stores have been doing the whole price increase thing like they think they are the reseller market, sometimes things aren’t priced realistically and I have to walk away.

They really need to realize that just because eBay or Poshmark shows something listed as a particular price does not mean that it is selling for that, nor does it mean that is what they should price it at.

Resellers factor into their prices any cleaning, repairing, sourcing time, gas, and materials used for storing and packaging.

They need to remember what the purpose of their business is. It is not the same as a reseller’s.

Anyway, that is my rant about the frustration I get at their ever-increasing and out-of-touch pricing lately.

They had a shirt in there priced at more than what I paid for it brand new at a store.

Completely out of touch.

Weekly Reads and Some Videos:

Black History in Two Minutes: A video series written and narrated by Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents short 2-4 minute lessons about how Black people shaped American history. There are about 100 videos in all.

Our Missed Head Start on the Climate Crisis. We figured out the Greenhouse Effect Closer to the start of the Industrial Revolution than today.

Chloë Sevigny Breaks Down 15 Looks for Life in Looks. I love her. She will always be the It Girl for me.

The Decline of Quora.

Was This Villa Pliny the Elder’s Front-Row Seat to Mount Vesuvius’ Eruption?

A unified theory of fucks

In case you missed it, I posted a Preppy Spring Capsule yesterday.

Paleontologists Are Still Unravelling the Mystery of the First Dinosaur

Rebecca Solnit: How to Comment on Social Media

I forgot about the blog McMansion Hell.

A Surreal 1933 Animation of Snow White, Featuring Cab Calloway & Betty Boop: It’s Ranked as the 19th Greatest Cartoon of All Time

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Sara is the founder and creative behind livelovesara. A George Brown College Fashion Styling Graduate, she provides advice on finding your personal style regardless of age and budget. She is always on the hunt for the perfect wardrobe piece and is a vintage and thrifting enthusiast who can't wait to share her newest finds. She is also trying to learn French.


  1. I know this might be a bit niche but would you do a Japanese designer-inspired capsule à la Yohji Yamamoto or Commes des Garçons? The fabrics they use would work well in the Spring due to all of the pleats and layers. I love your content including the links to reads that are topical but not fashion-related.

    • Hi Gayle,
      If you go to any post of mine and start to scroll down there will be a subscribe box that shows up just after the writing begins. You just enter your preferred email in the box and hit subscribe. An email will be sent out weekly with a collection of my new posts. Thank you! – Sara

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