Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My First Car

Hello! This is what I had to tell you guys about: my first car! Although I've had my license for a little over two months now, I haven't driven very much because I haven't had a car to drive. Since I would like to drive to school this year and plan on getting a job, I decided that it would be good (and not to mention exciting!) for me to buy my own car. For the past few weeks, I have been scanning craigslist for listings for cars that are in good shape and cost less than $1,000. Yesterday I came across a listing for this Toyota Camry and knew that I had to see it. I saw it that day and bought it later that night for only $650 with my own money. The car is a four door sedan, a Toyota Camry manufactured in 1991. It has about 174,000 miles on it and still runs well. Even though this car is older than me (!), I really like it. I love the maroon color, the shape and the vintage feel to it. 

Today, I wore a relatively simple outfit consisting of a striped top and high waisted denim shorts accompanied by a tan bag and flatforms for a day spent cleaning my car and registering it at the DMV. It cost $85.75 to register the car and purchase the license plate. It could have been more expensive but I decided to go with plain (not personalized) license plates and save about $25. After registering the car and attaching the new license plates, my dad took me out and bought me my first tank of gas. While at the gas station, we also cleaned my car up a little bit with one of those car vacuums you can use for about $1 for every five minutes. I plan on washing the outside of my car tomorrow but for now, this is great! After that, all I have to do is add my cute little RVA bumper sticker and the car will be ready to go! 

Shirt, shorts, bag: Vintage
Flatforms: Steve Madden


  1. I love this outfit! Those high waisted shorts look amazing! and loving it paired with that striped tee. congrats on getting a car!


  2. congrats on the new car miss. thats awesome, I still remember my first car!


  3. congrats! and your outfit goes nicely with your new car :)

  4. It's soo cute! It's also in my favorite color!
    xoxo anna

  5. love your outfit!

    -Mona xo

  6. congrats! :) i think your car suits you very much :)


  7. Congrats on your car! I'm sure that you'll enjoy the freedom, but the gas is going to be a killer! Your outfit fits your car!

  8. congrats on the car, that is so exciting, another couple years for me- oa behindthestagebeauty.blogspot.com

  9. congrats on your first car! it looks amazing :)
    i love your shoes by the way :)

    hope you have a fab day hun! ~ XO
    Chriissydollxo's Blog

  10. Hi! nice outfit and congratulations for your new car!


  11. Congratulations on your first car! :)Make sure to get car insurance to complete your safe and enjoyable driving experience! :) By the way, your outfit? Simply perfect for a drive around town! :)

  12. Awesome, do you still have it?.

    Btw if you need cheap car insurance in south africa you can go to car-insurance.org.za, they are excellent.