Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thirfting Up A Grumpy Mood
When: Tuesday, May 10
I started out Tuesday in not such a pleasant mood. I still wasn't feeling great but I did want to participate in Everybody Everywear's floral challenge for May. I chose this dress, that I thrifted, and matched it up with a pair of Capri pants so that I could be comfortable and warm since I was already in a bad mood. Then I chose the belt to accent my waist and from there I was stuck.
It is not warm enough here to just wear a sleeveless dress yet and I didn't want to just add a cardigan. So I came up with the idea to take a purple scrunch scarf and use it as a shawl. Initially, I liked the look of it when I had looked in the mirror but then, after seeing it in pictures, decided that it was too dressy for the outfit. I was trying to channel a 1960's vibe and the shawl scarf was throwing the whole look off. I have ditched the idea of using it with a casual outfit again, although I can see myself adding it to a dressier outfit in place of a cardigan which can be to casual.
Well, I am going to stop there with discussing my trip because it was a HUGE success! I was on an instance high from all of my shopping fun. I cannot wait to feature all of the fabulous items that I picked up including 5 Ann Taylor items for $1 each! Take that British pounds! I ended up spending a tiny fraction of the cost of my ASOS order and walked away with 20 different items of clothing including a vintage Pendelton soft emerald green wool coat for next winter from the 1960's that only cost me $7.50. This lovely little jacket is another one of my new finds. I love how it looks with the outfit and adds just the right touch to completely change the entire look.
P.S. Another bonus was finding this lovely tree. It was "raining" flower petals and smelled amazing. I have to say that I felt very ethereal walking across a blanket of pink petals.
Dress: (Tag is Missing) (Goodwill, $2)
Capri: Limited (Marshall's, $10)
Belt: Chico's (Gift from In Laws)
Jacket: (Goodwill, $2)
Heels: Guess (Marshall's, $29)
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