I decided to try something a little different with my photos today I added a warm filter. I don’t know if it’s something I’ll keep but I like trying new things. It certainly offsets the expanse of green that is my overgrown back alley.
This is an outfit from Friday, I wanted to wear about 6 different pairs of shoes with this but eventually wound up wearing black flats because my ole’ foot injury was bothering me. But, turns out I really like the flats. The skirt is so much of a ‘statement’ piece that I don’t think it needs fancy footwear. I was thinking of hemming it but after these photos & the initial wearing the length is going to stay for now.
Also I wore a bracelet that day, I don’t own or wear a lot of bracelets because I have tiny hands, I think my wrists are probably about normal for someone my height but like my tiny feet my tiny hands just can’t seem to fit normal accessories. (Even this bracelet kept slipping off even with the latch to keep it closed). Despite the constant wrist adjusting I really think that the bracelet kinda ‘makes’ the outfit. It felt kinda naked without it.
I got this skirt at Goodwill along with 4 other skirts (score) they were all marked 4$ but when they were rung up it only cost me 12 (plus tax)… So something was on sale but I’m not sure which ones, so I’m just counting all the skirts at $2.40 because that seems the most fair.
Button down shirt: Thrifted 2.50$, Tank-top: Old Navy 5$, Necklace: Just Creations 16$, Skirt: Thrifted 2.40$, Shoes: Target 7$ I think, Bracelet: Modcloth Grab Bag (So I don’t really have an estimate for the price)
I added this post to spunky chasteau’s ‘Thursday’s are for Thrifters‘ because I enjoy a good link-up. :)
I’ve had this jacket in my closet for a couple years now, but I’ve only worn it a couple times because I can’t figure out how to wear it. Then I thrifted this skirt the other day and when I was trying to style it I pulled out this jacket, it’s like they were made for each other. It was an appropriate outfit for our morning breakfast run but then it got super warm in the afternoon so the jacket was totally unnecessary.
I took Ian out with me for the photos because I it was time for his walk and I thought it’d be cute. But it didn’t occur to me until I got inside that I was mirroring the jacket illustration. Hooray for subconscious decisions!
This skirt was in the ‘medium’ section at Goodwill, I have kind of a small waist so I usually avoid mediums, because they just hang on my giant hips and I try to convince myself that that it still ‘fits’ because at least it didn’t fall off! This was marked ‘Size 8’ on the tag but when I held it up to a modern 2 I noticed the waist was really little so I went for it. And now for an honest admission and possibly TMI; I am wearing Spanx with this skirt because it turned out to be SUPER tiny. I could breath or sit down in it but I couldn’t do both at the same time so I threw on my tummy flatten-er to hold in my extra padding and now I can breath easy (literally LOL).
I was trying to decide if I should hem this skirt as well. After the initial wear I think the answer is yes, just below the knees.
I also wore out my cute DIY hair bow for the first time it’s a bit big but since this outfit is just generally over the top I’m ok with it. I think I will make some different colors in different sizes.
This outfit could also really benefit from a skinny belt but I only have a black one & a blue one so I am putting other colors on my shopping list.
Head bow: Made myself, Jacket: Thrifted 16$, Tank-top: Old Navy 6$, Necklace: Just Creations 14$, Skirt: Thrifted 2.40$
I ‘think’ this is a peony bush in my backyard, I’m 99% sure in fact but I don’t want to say ‘yes it is’ because every time I do that my mother (an avid organic gardener) or my sister (a plant biologist) corrects me by saying something like ‘Actually, that’s the albino breed of the giant Australian geranium’.
Every Thanksgiving we end up having a discussion about how we aren’t actually eating any vegetables this meal, because potatoes? Starch. Corn? A grain. Green Beans? Legumes. Tomatoes? Fruits. Mushrooms? Fungus. Squash? A fruit.
These are the types of conversations that make me just say ‘LOOK A PRETTY FLOWER!!’