just added to my closet: jessica simpson ‘lefigo’ bootie

when i first saw these boots on the shelf i literally did a double take. i saw them sitting there but figured they were too cute to be my size (all the super cute shoes are usually in small sizes.) but something said “shoom…you better try ‘dem things on.”  i did and OMG!! they were my size!!! i only had 40 dollars in disposable cash and had already picked up two other items so then i thought “fucc!! i’m going to have to sacrifice one of my pieces!!”  but i looked at the price tag and it said “$8.90!!!!” even the cashier couldn’t believe the price (i think she thought i switched the tags on them since the price was so ridiculous.)  the boots were a little scuffed up…but for 9 bucks i said fucc it…it’s a steal and nothing a little bit of shoe polish couldn’t fix (see the before and after shot below) and what’s also crazy…i bought my mom a pair of these same exact shoes a few years ago for her birthday. twins!!! i’m super excited about these. can’t wait to wear them.

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i’m not religious: the beginning of a movement.

if you are offended, this is not an apology. it’s an explanation of the ideas and thoughts behind this concept. i am not religious. yes, it’s true. i do not believe in conventional religion or its practices. nor do i believe in the text book version of jesus/god that have been fed to us for thousands of years. i’m not religious. but i believe in a higher power. i have strong values and morals. i ask for and give thanks for all my hearts desires. i have faith. i’m humble. i’m happy i’m giving. i’m spiritual and feel that higher connection with people/things around me. i want people to see that you don’t have to be associated with a book or religious ideology in order to have a good heart. and for those who agree… rock the hell out of it. i’m not religion bashing. just making a statement. a bold one. we’re all entitled to our opinions. i just decided to get creative and daring and put mine on a shirt. here are a few that i’ve made so far… as i make…i will post. if you’d like one…link me for prices and/or to order.  i also do custom stenciling.  men and women’s t-shirts/sweatshirts. tank tops. mini mii’s and tote bags coming soon.

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thrifting in georgia: plato’s closet.

i spent my thanksgiving weekend in georgia this year. and i got the opportunity to check out a few antique and thrift stores. items i purchase were already posted but i wanted to share some other awesome deals that i ran into at one store in particular…plato’s closet located in kennesaw, ga. i saw a lot of good shit there. i couldn’t buy it call but check them out below. do you see the prices on those sneak?!?! omg.

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about/contact shoom.

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. @_shoom facebook.com/shoom.isaacs

what is shoom’s closet?

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 brands, 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:
  • -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.
enjoy. leave comments. comeback. —shoom

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what is shoom’s closet?

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 brands, 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:
  • -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
    • -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.
    enjoy. leave comments. comeback. —shoom .
 

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