As long time sorority sisters and friends, Sarah and Michelle would have a weekly ritual of getting together on Thursday nights for wine. Bubbling out of that ritual was the realization that it would be fun to start a blog together. So they started the fashion blog Fifty-Two Thursdays to share their tastes and joint ambitions.
What items are you currently obsessing over on the SnobSwap website?
Michelle: I’m currently obsessing over this classic grey Celine zip clutch I just recently found. It’s the perfect neutral color and can easily fit in to your purse during the day and be pulled out for drinks after work for just the necessities.
Sarah: I currently am needing this red YSL bag, it is the perfect pop of color for the usual neutral colors I wear.
How do you think each other’s style has evolved since you met in college?
Michelle: As shameful as it is, my style in college was pretty basic (sorority letters, jeans and Uggs), comfortable but basic. Today my look is much more stylish, mature but yet still comfortable. Most days I am wearing one of my many cozy Rails shirts, leather leggings/pants/ R&B boots and accessorizing with some stacked bracelets.
Sarah: In college, Hollister was my jam. I pretty much lived in my ripped denim bootleg jeans, a polo shirt and either Uggs or my rainbow flip flops, depending on the season. Needless to say, things have changed a bit but not gonna lie I am still a huge fan of the distressed denim. Nowadays you will usually find me in a pair of dark denim, an oversized sweater and a pair of heels. I’ll also find any excuse to throw on a dress and play up my girly side.
We both have stayed true to our style but have just elevated and matured our looks through out the years.
What trends do you want to stay?
Michelle: I’m still loving everything fringe. It’s such a great transitional trend in to the new season and anyone can pull it off from a subtle fringe bag to boots, earnings, jackets… you name it.
Sarah: I love that the 70’s are back along with their beloved bellbottoms. They are super flattering and fun, so glad I hung on to a couple of pairs from a few years ago.
What accessory/items can you not leave the house without?
Michelle: Other than my iPhone, it would be my favorite Rosebud Salve chapstick.
Sarah: I know it may sound crazy but I can’t leave the house without curling my eyelashes first, not even to walk the dog. And I absolutely can not live without my sunglasses and my baby-lips lip balm.
Favorite Instagram accounts for fashion inspiration?
Favorite looks from NYFW?
Michelle: Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the latest NYFW because I was moving but through cyber stalking I’m already anxiously waiting for Fall 2015 with the 70’s inspired pieces I saw all over the runway. From the glamour of the era to the laid back, hippie chic vibe.
Sarah: From the shows that I attended this season, I loved looks from Mara Hoffman, Pamela Roland and Charlotte Ronson. Really was digging the 70’s vibes and was happy to see that faux fur and fringe are here to stay another season.
Favorite place to shop in DC?
Michelle: Intermix is always my go to but I will frequent Zara for the trendier pieces and J. Crew for basics.
Sarah: Intermix, Zara, Ella Rue and Coco Blanca.
How often do you shop consignment? What is one of your favorite consignment finds?
Michelle: I am more likely to visit an online consignment shop first for convenience. However, I will always make it a point to stop in to a consignment shop whenever one is in the area – you never know what you may stumble upon. Example, my friend found a very confusing white cotton dress with ties, holes and hooks that no one seemed to be able to figure out, so it stayed on the rack. That super confusing dress was an Azzedine Alaia! It was marked for only $15 so he placed it on hold for me to check out that day. Confusing as it may have appeared, I eventually figured it out and of course left home with it!
Sarah: I usually drop into a consignment shop at least once a month. I recently found a great pair of Dolce and Gabbana heels at a local consignment shop for $60. They are seriously unique with a gold stacked heel and a loafer style front. Also, I scored a pair of leather pants by J. Mendel at Ella Rue for an absolute steal a few months back that I haven’t been able to take off.