A Monday adventure through Sugarhouse, a quaint little neighborhood nestled in Salt Lake City, Utah brings us this modern day beauty. Tamara is a vintage and thrift queen, and what I love most is her ability to throw together any outfit and rock it effortlessly, every time. In this look, her olive green chinos are an upgrade from your average skinny jeans, giving any wardrobe a boost from casual to sophisticated cool. Her bold chiffon blouse in a shade of poppy orange gives off just the right amount of contrast to her look. Tamara's neutral toned accessories, like her brown leather backpack, tan hat and tortoise shell sunglasses are the perfect finishing touch to her killer ensemble.
In an Interview with Tamara, I asked her a few questions about how her killer thrift queen style came about;
Q1: How would you best describe your style?
I'd describe my style as adventure-ready, relaxed, street style. An eclectic mix inspired by everything from homespun bohemian, hip hop to modern day minimalist. Everything I wear I want to be ready to hike, bike or dance at a moments notice.
Q2: About how much of your wardrobe would you say is vintage, thrift or second hand?
I would say about 70-80% of my wardrobe is second hand. I will get most of my basics from first hand stores, but I find the spirit of my outfits come from thrift, vintage and a friend's closet here and there; especially shoes, hats, sunglasses and dresses.
Q3: In your travels thus far, where/what has been your all time favorite thrift, vintage or second hand "find"?
My all time favorite find is torn between two pieces. The ranger hat pictured came from an antique show in Truckee, Ca. I tried it on and accidentally broke the strap, so I bought it a bit against my initial judgement. The hat ended up becoming a staple piece of mine! My other favorite find would be a pair of hiking boots that came from a thrift store in Redding, Ca. The boots were ten dollars, the perfect fit, sleek simplistic design with laces down to the toe. They add character and function to any outfit of mine, plus I could dance like a boss in them, unfortunately, I had to retire them this past fall.
There you have it, a total babe and fashionista from head to toe that gets her looks and inspiration from up-cycling her style!