I met Bridget Hamilton at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store in downtown Fargo, and I’m glad I stopped her when I did, because this is her last week in Fargo!
Bridget is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and she’s been in town for an internship since January. I think her outfit is all the more impressive because she’s basically been living out of one suitcase since she arrived.
I love how she combines classic shapes, go-with-anything neutrals and statement making jewelry and accessories.
Almost every piece Bridget wore had a story connected with it — the earrings she got at a gas station in Turkey, her necklace which combines Fargo bus tokens, camera parts and Chinese coins and the boots her friends bought her when they learned she was coming to North Dakota in the dead of winter.
Yes, clothing is practical. Like Bridget’s boots, it serves a purpose.
But it can also be wildly creative. It can tell people we meet about who we are, where we’re going and where we’ve been.
Get Bridget’s Look:
Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Borrowed from her mom — this one from asos is a good substitute.
Hat: H&M and borrowed from her sister
Boots: A going-to-North Dakota present from friends
Earrings: A gas station souvenier from Turkey
Bracelets: Beaded bracelets (similar to these on Etsy) a gold ID bracelet (find one like it here) and a zipper
Necklace: A gold chain and a collection of found objects, including a Fargo bus token, a Chinese coin and camera parts
Shoulder Bag: Label unknown, from a mall back in Cincinnati — try this one from Fossil instead.
Don’t forget to check out the Coffee or Wine Giveaway — the contest ends tonight!