shoom isaacs (no relation to gregory.)
i’m just trying to find my lane in life and trying to figure out how i should leave my dent in this universe
. i find interest in so many things but i have the attention span
of a 3 year old…not a good combination. so with this blog…i plan on grabbing it by the horns and riding it until the wheels fall off. with my ability to write, my dry/sarcastic humor, my love for thrifting, and the development of my i’m not religious.
shirt/stencil there is no reason why shoom’s closet
shouldn’t exist. it’s a total reflection of who i am.
new york/new jersey based. monmouth university graduate with a B.A. in communication (tv & radio production). audio engineering student. employee for premiere radio networks/clear channel. a writer. music lover. free spirit. mouth of a sailor. animal lover. conspiracy theorists. non religious. non traditional. anti society. musical junkie. laid back.
for as long as i could remember, i’ve really never had an interest in fashion
. yes, i liked to shop from time to time but i never really cared for the latest trends nor did my wallet
allow me to buy the types of clothes i really
wanted to wear. i wore what i could afford
and the clearance rack
at just about any store was definitely my best friend while i choose isolated items to splurge
on . however, it was still very hard to build a well rounded wardrobe
on such a tight budget
it wasn’t until i moved to brooklyn
in 2008 that i discovered what a thrift store
was really about. i mean…i’ve been to thrift stores before but i never knew what a wonderful resource they could be. after my first solo buy at the goodwill
in clinton hill, brooklyn, i quickly fell in love. i purchased a pair of ny & co. jeans
and an i love ny tote bag
(which i still rock religiously) and i ended up paying something like 4 bucks!!! what intrigued me and kept me coming back was the fact that i could take the same 50 dollars i would use to buy ONE
item and on a good day walk out of a thrift store with at least 7 or 8 different pieces that when mixed and matched
created numerous outfits. it was like winning the lottery. but like i mentioned before…i was never really one for fashion, trends, or having that eye for putting pieces together so at first i was buying a lot of clothes but wasn’t sure how to wear them. that led me to start taking risks by mixing and matching things that i would have never been bold
enough to do before and from that developed my own unique style
and a creative eye
for mixing and matching different things.
a lot of people are turned off by the idea of wearing second hand clothes
but i look at it like borrowing clothes from a friend and never having to return it. there is nothing about second hand clothes that a little soap and water can’t fix unless it’s stained or has a hole. if you go to a decent thrift store you would be surprised at the fair prices
, reputable brand
s, and good conditions
the clothes are in.
with shoom’s closet
i want to show everyone that you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks
by sharing my thrift-finds. everytime i purchase something from a thrift store i’ll post a picture of it along with:
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- -how much i paid
- -when & where it was purchased
- -the retail price of similar items
- -an update post/picture of how the outfit/piece was worn.