Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hammer time. Like as in the pants.

Sorry. But I really felt like I was wearing Hammer pants when I was wearing these pants. I mean, they don't have the business in the crotch area nor the cinching at the ankle. So, they're not hammer pants. And really, I like them actually. Plus, also, and please note, I continue to Try New Things.

This was my travel outfit for a trip to Chicago, and the picture was taken late in the evening. After a stroll by the river. Balmy and all that.

  • INC black cashmere tie-in-the-middle shrug $4
  • White tshirt $4
  • Black and white striped wide-legged, wide-waisted pants $7
  • Gold braided belt $2
  • Gold clipons $1
  • No Boundaries black patent leather low platform pumps/ankle straps $7
Not thrifted:
  • Paris clocket $20
What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • Hmm. This does accentuate the belly area in a way that maybe isn't good. But I felt super comfortable. So maybe who cares.
  • Wrong shoes. I don't know what the right shoes would be though. Huh.
Total outfit cost: $45

P.S. Today is August. Tomorrow is September. And that means....30 Skirts Hath September! Woo! Crazy new to us skirt month! Life is good!

A gentleman took my photograph today

With a polaroid camera. I smized. And, to be frank, not my best getup. But, damn, color pops on that cool polaroid. The yellow of that sweater was dreamy.

MLIC is gearing up for a whole heckuva lot of shenanigans come September. First, MLIC HQ will kick off our epic 30 Skirts Hath September event this Thursday, September 1. 30 days of new skirts (new to this blog) (thrifted) (of course)! It's so very exciting.

And if that whole thing ain't enough for you, I will also be participating in The Hunger Challenge beginning September 11. For one week I will attempt to live on $4.72 per day (for food) - the same amount someone on food stamps gets. It's all to draw attention just how damn difficult it is to survive on very little and I'm hoping to also raise a little dough for the SF Food Bank. And, well, maybe also lose those last two pounds I seem to be hanging on to. Bonus!

As for today...thrifted:
  • J Crew pretty golden ruffle neck cashmere/mix cardigan $7
  • Black smocked cotton top $4
  • Khaki linen skirt $5
  • Black boots $10
  • Red/white/cream/black tapestry belt w/silver buckle $2
  • M necklace $5
  • Chunky bead clip ons $1
Not thrifted: old fishnets. That is all.

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • Sometimes I think that ponytails are cute. Sometimes I do not.
  • The skirt is a bit short for my comfort.
  • Needs bracelets!
Total outfit cost: $34

P.S. I am getting bored with my outfits. Are you? Should I try a whole new thing? What would that be? Don't say hammer pants because that is coming soon to this here blawg. I know!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cute. Also, super-cute.

Do you ever watch that show called What Not To Wear? I haven't seen much of it, but it's terribly mean and silly except for when it's sweet and good. The latter - basically, only when someone has had bad self-esteem and a makeover helps make the participant lick that shit. The former - about half the episodes, when someone ends up on the show because their wardrobe is deemed inappropriate or juvenile by the hosts. It's so dumb. Who cares how people dress? I saw an episode the other day featuring one of those bleach blonde baywatch type ladies who wore lots of "kitten" heels and "bling" and girly stuff. Not my scene, but she seemed to be in her late 30s and perfectly happy with her look and completely disagreed with the show experts every step of the way. When she had to model her own clothes, she described every item as cute or super cute. And for the life of me, I just didn't get why she ought to be on that show. She was happy! Her look wasn't holding her back! Is there REALLY a right or wrong way to dress? I just don't think there is. Ever, actually.

Now, yeah, when you're young and trying to land a job and you dress, say, in a cape and a nude lace bodysuit for your interview...nope, I'm not gonna hire you. Not because I don't like it. But because it's not appropriate for an interview. In that case, yeah, inappropriateness is possible. But that's about it. Right?

This discussion has nothing to do with today's outfit. BTW.

  • White J Jill tshirt $4
  • Black bolero sweater with stitching $7
  • Red/pink/green/white floral skirt with green net bow $7
  • "M" necklace $5
  • Black boots $10
Not thrifted: Maybe the socks? Old, though.

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • Sweater: cute. Super cute even! But too big for me. Needs to be tighter and a little more va va voom. I think. But I love this sweater!
Total outfit cost: $33

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thrift crack

No outfit picture today. My outfit was just my uniform but pretty dull and by the time picture time came around, seriously dirty. Cuz, y'know, our goats came home today. And they took a lot of work. Which was dirty work.

Instead: My top eleven irresistible thrift store items, clothing edition! These are the things that I will buy even if not my size (the better for sharing with friends). And I will buy these things even if I have nine of them already. I must stop.

1. The first and most obvy: embellished anything. Beads, embroidery, flowers, patches, appliques, ribbons. Cardigans and skirts. Modern or vintage. Sometimes silk-screened or flat but usually there's texture and such.

2. Polyester pant suits. The matching kind that are basically a pajama pattern with a bit more tailoring. Elastic waisted pants, usually, but sometimes they're flat-waisted with a zipper and button. The top almost seems like a jacket, but you really wouldn't wear it as one. Sometimes you wear a sheer scarf tied at the neck with one. PS: there are four at Out of the Closet in Berkeley as of a few days ago, size teeny, and in really rad patterns. (Picture from Plaid Stallion.)

3. Anything from There. But not any there. Specifically: Chinese, Old-timey western, and Paris. Chinese, especially those jackets with the frogs. I have about nine of them. I have never even worn one cuz I can't figure out how to wear em. Old-timey cowgirl but not too obvious and usually not "repro" - reproductions usually look cheap and silly. But I'm not above them. And, Paris. Of course. But not all of France. In fact, I hate that blue and yellow Provence type look.

4. Vintage lab coats. I know, what? But I like to wear old gold lab coats over my clothes when I'm crafting, cooking, or generally being a big mess. I call them my "smocks." I don't know where I got that.

5. Tshirts with just the right kind of funk on them. Seeing as how I wear a t-shirt practically every day, I like to wear ones that are a little bit more interesting. Today I wore a fairly cool one with "A Great Day in Elk" and a scene of the town of Elk on it. Yesterday was Spaghetti-Os. I really like my "Reno" t-shirt. And I'm coveting one I saw on Etsy that says "Freak out and fuck shit up" on it (like the "keep calm and carry on" signs, y'know).

6. Sheer floral blouses. Blousey blouses. Beltable blousey blouses that I can wear with a shirt underneath and a cardigan over. They are so girly. And kind of grown up. A geometric pattern is good too, but not as good as florals, especially if the florals are in unexpected color combinations.

7. Smocking. I know! Like babies wear on those little dresses! I like the idea of wearing a smocked top and moccasins while I bead my lanyard. Even though I can't bear the idea of moccasins. Flat. Too flat. Smocking is good on its own but also good with stitching too. (Photo from Fashion Manifesto.)

8. Sailor pants. Wide leg, wide waist, buttons on the side-ish. Love. Supremely unattractive on me. Still, love.

9. Patent leather. I'm such a sucker for patent leather shoes and belts and handbags. They make me feel so Fancy. Grown-up ladytimes.

10. Gingham. I have a cotton gingham style shirt in just about every single color. And a pair of pants in red. And the skirt I wore yesterday. I think gingham looks good with everything.

11. Boots. DUH. The good news is that there is truly no shortage of my every day boots: chunky heeled boots of any color, mid calf height. 3 inch or so heels. Every thrift store is loaded with 'em. But I like all other boots too. Except maybe pointy-toed ones. But, I even bought some pointy-toed baby blue boots the other day, so who knows?

Coming up soon: thrift crack, non-clothing edition (and the best places I know of to find 'em).

Saturday, August 20, 2011

This is my uniform

This is my pretty much every day uniform. For my real job and my weekend job. Maybe not for a bigtime biz meeting but pretty much everything else. Tshirt, cardi, skirt, boots.

Today, at the inn, this outfit has been good for alfafa-bale-toting, thrifting, front desking, festival attending, and whatever comes next. Maybe even a wedding reception. I know! But dudes, you can get away with a lot when you have dreadlocks. Nobody really gets past them. People expect you to be kooky. So, it's a good scene for me.

  • Vibram lace up black boots $24 (damn I love these boots)
  • Cotton red and white checked skirt with pockets. So great! $5
  • Spaghetti-Os tshirt $5 (I loved spaghetti os as a child. I bet I'd still love them.)
  • Black plain ol' cardigan $5
  • Chunky beaded clip ons $1
  • Gold bandanna headband $2
Not thrifted: Ha ha. Nothing. AGAIN.

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • I don't think that the sweater looked all that sssttreetched on the waist area in real life. But I will double check.
  • I pledge to include Scout, the best little man greyhound in the world, in more outfits. He is dazzling.
Total outfit cost: $42

P.S. Do you have a uniform? A go-to thing? De-lurk and do-tell!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

FML! Fancy Mrs. Lady!

I should be writing this from the north coast at the inn. But no. Effing freaking no. There was a problem with a key. To my car. So, that. Sigh. I will go tomorrow morning. FML.

Luckily, FML also stands for Fancy Mrs. Lady, which is this outfit. Right? Capris, you guys! Capris! But I am not wearing them with flip flop sandals and, I don't know, a pastel shell or something. Hey, I was trying a thing! I try things!

I sort of was going for kind of that fashion lady in that movie Funny Face. The one who has the task of turning Audrey Hepburn into a model. Okay, so I don't have that tall thin thing. But the polyester pointy collar jacket! Mustard in the top area! Are ya feeling it?

  • Reddish/orangish/pinkish polyester jacket $9
  • Harlene golden polyester sleeveless mock turtleneck $2
  • Black cotton pants with little frenchy scenes on them $5
  • White beaded bracelet $1
  • White dangly beaded earrings $1
  • Hot pink scarf headband $1
Not thrifted:
  • Black maryjane wedges with a bow $17
What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • This outfit cracked me up all day. I definitely felt suburban in it. Can't say as this is a look I'd want to repeat. But it was kind of fun.
  • Also, how hard was it not to wear this with a white tshirt? OBVY MUCH. That's why I went with MUSTARD.
  • Belt? No?
Total outfit cost: $36

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A delicious pasta alfredo recipe. Also, a cute skirt.

This is not a food or recipe blawg, as you know. However, yesterday I made a delicious diety alfredo-like dish and thought that you, dear reader, may enjoy it. It goes like this:

I made this in the office with a toaster oven and a microwave, fyi. Roast the broccoli with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. (This part is important. Roasty flavor is much better than microwavy flavor). Rinse the hell out of those noodles and microwave them til they're dry-er. Toss the broccoli, the cheese, and the splash of nf milk in with the noodles. Microwave them in one minute spurts, stirring between each spurt, until they are delicious. Add more s and p to taste. Scarf up. Yum.

PS. I didn't make this recipe up. Someone else invented it, I just keep tweaking it.

In other news, how about the extreme cuteness of this skirt? So, so, so, cute. Scored during a skirt-a-thon at the goodwill a few weeks ago in which every - single -skirt was epic. So much so that I have declared September to be a very special edition of MLIC called "30 Skirts Hath September" in which I wear a new (to this here blawg) (thrifted, duh) skirt every day. This was my big news to which I alluded in a recent post. I KNOW. Seriously Big News, right?

Anywho, also with this skirt is one half of my excellent viva las vegas twin set score. That sweater over there has a mate (the shirt part) but I didn't wear them together cuz, y'know, matchy.

  • Lime green lined gorgeous embroidered skirt $7
  • White tshirt $4
  • Black cropped turquoise beaded/rhinestoned cardigan $5
  • Black patent leather wide belt $2
  • Laredo black man boots $10
  • Silver clip ons $1
Not thrifted: Nope. All thrifted. Wheeeee.

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • Does this work? I mean I think it does, hence the wearing of it...but the sweater and the skirt are very very diff styles. And, black with all those summer colors? Huh? I was picking up the turquoise embroidery with the sweater choice. Typical choice would be, like, the white t-shirt with a cottonish pinkish cardi and some sort of lady shoe, right? But I am absolutely incapable of doing that. Absolutely. Incapable. My eye only likes the juxtaposition of stuff.
Total outfit cost: $29

PS: Click on the photo to biggify it and see just how freaking awesome that sweater is.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This is for Alice

A little bit romantic, kind of 30s, feminine, layered...that's how my dear guru Alice styles me. Never ever in one million years would I have picked that style for me, nor had a clue how to do it until Alice showed me how. This outfit is kind of like a final exam. Alice, if you're reading this, delurk and tell me how I did (that means you should leave a comment already).

  • Tight black cardigan embellished with some sheer lacy flowers $5
  • Sheer gray, black, and citron floral blouse $5
  • Black undershirt $3
  • Ann Taylor Loft black, gray, and taupe tweed-y skirt with silkscreened pattern, a coupla sequins, and a velvet hem $7
  • Black patent leather t-strap heels $7
  • Citron and silver clip ons $1
  • Black patent leather wide belt $2
  • Bangles $3
Not thrifted: Nothing. Damn, I'm on a roll!

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:

Nothing, really. Nothing! I'm really goofily proud I put this one together. I could have just worn the blouse with a simple skirt, or just stopped at the blouse and skirt here. I think that's...the boring-est choice. That's just a skirt and blouse. But this - it's interesting. It's a style. I think that it's all the layers, the pattern and pattern, the too-small-ness of the cardigan, and the right weight of all the layers. I think. My colleague Heather commented this morning that she wouldn't have thought this would work but whaddya know. Damn. I think it does.

Total outfit cost: $33

Monday, August 15, 2011

This is me. This is my cardigan. Assholes.

So I work with the most whackadoo, generous, and creative people. I really do. They never fail to 1000% amuse and delight with birthday gifts. This year - fittingly, since I started this here blawg - they made me a Very Special Cardigan.

Okay, so they didn't make it-make it. They thrifted and then embellished a lovely cashmere cardigan with handmade fabric buttons around the bottom edge. Of their faces. I KNOW. TOTALLY WEIRD. And I LOVE IT. Just my kind of kooky. My shit photo (closeup below) doesn't do it justice, but basically, the buttons of their faces are around the bottom edge - black and white silhouetted faces. The tag is custom (but hidden, of course). And the button on the front breasty area? It says, "This is me. This is my cardigan. Assholes." We are marketers and this is a variation of a campaign we did several years ago and which we constantly bring up. It probably shouldn't make sense to you unless you actually and in fact work with me. But you'll have to trust me that it's perfect and wonderful and makes me laugh. I am lucky. Lucky lucky.

  • Ivory custom birthday cardigan $0!!!
  • Merona orange, putty, ivory, charcoal skirt $5
  • White tshirt $4
  • Bangles $3
  • Clip on pearls $1
  • Pearl necklace $2
  • Old brown beatup boots $10
Not thrifted: Nothing!

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • I received the cardigan at work today and check out how perfectly it matches the skirt. I think it would look better with a straight skirt though. Full and full = too full!
Total outfit cost: $25

PS: Here's a closeup of the buttons. So, so, cute! I loves it, I do.

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's a gift!

Were you wondering where my widest bits are? I have helpfully pointed them out with this outfit. I seem to be doing that a lot. It's a gift, I tell ya.

But even with the width...I still like it. Huh. Is it possible that I have begun to believe my own shit and have accepted my woman-y-ness? That would be awesome. Let us agree that this is the case.

  • Super odd but totally rad turquoise sweater with citron and white "graffiti" on it and a global warming message on the bottom of the back $5
  • Tshirt $4
  • Black cardigan $5
  • Swingy black and white checked skirt $5
  • Laredo black simple man's cowboy boots $10 (SCORE!)
  • Yellow clip ons $1
  • Hot pink sheer scarf (on the head area, see) $1
Not thrifted: Nothing!

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • Well, maybe some plastic bracelets or something like that. Cuz, y'know, I am the kind that never edits her outfits. More like "more, more, more!"
  • I wouldn't mind a tiny bit of citron sock peeking out of that there boot.
Total outfit cost: $31

The F word

You wouldn't know it by the demure pose over there in the photo but that lady does indeed swear like a sailor. Especially the f word. Like: fucking a! Infuckingcredible! Also, fucking incredible! Fuck that shit. And so on. I know there are many other more refined and specific words I could use - I mean, I do actually write for a living. But the f word is my trusty little all-purpose friend. Plus, swearing is badass and funny, right?

But, actually, fuck is not the f word I'm talking about. I'm actually talking about the other f word. Fat.

It has come to my attention that some people don't like it when I use the word fat to describe my current and past self. "You're not fat!" Etc. But the thing is, I am fat. And so what? It's just not a big deal.

Turns out, fat is a freaking loaded word for just about everyone.
  • For some, my comments about me somehow reflect on them. Like, if I think I'm fat than you must be fat. Look, I don't know what your deal with your body is. But if my blawg blathering is something you take seriously or to be about you...ummm, no. It's my thing. Take it, leave it, whatevs.
  • For some, my ownership of my fat-ness is some sort of "fat acceptance campaign." This is silly for 9000 reasons. Mostly that I've never been into the whole fat acceptance thing. It's just dang fat, not some sort of political movement to me.
  • For some, the fact that I post pictures of myself while fat shows that I have Some Gall. As in "gee she sure seems PROUD of being FAT."And, well, I AM proud, I guess. But not of being fat. Of being me. Not weirdly proud. Just "hey let's face the day with confidence and spunk, okey doke" type of proud. I mean, I'm not ashamed to be fat. Sorry. Just not.
  • For some, the word fat should only be said in hushed tones. You know, too bad, she has such a pretty face. Saying it out loud is like saying a bad word. It's not done in public. But we've established that I have no problem with ye olde bad words, so no problem here. This is where the f word and the f word are the same, how about that!
  • For some - make that a LOT - fat is just plain icky. Fat people are icky. This group, well, they just don't like fat people. It is difficult to hide your dislike of fat people, no matter how hard you try. My saying fat a lot - well, I'm not hip to the psychobabble, but I believe it is me defensively trying to take the power away from you so your ineffectively veiled disgust doesn't hurt me. Well, as much. I say fat so that I can beat you to it.

    I know about the group that hates fat people all to well for the same reason that every fat person knows 'em too well: they're everywhere, every day, they're my friends. Sigh. The thing that is the worst, for me at least, about this group is that the fat-people-haters like to couch their disgust in "concern for my health" and the like. Given that I almost never get sick and am remarkably healthier than a lot of people, it's pretty much bullshit. And yes, of course, I know the long term problems associated with weight. That's not bullshit - it's why I've lost the weight. But your disgust of me and other fat people? Here's a clue: it's not about my health.

    What it IS about is your deep fear of being fat yourself. I think. I'm not positive, but I think that you see in me and my fatness something that you don't want to be. I get that. It's what I believe they call "projection." And I just refuse to play (anymore). Your shit about your own fears of getting fat just ain't my shit. I plug my ears and say la la la la to you!
But I digress!

The point of all this nonsense is that I think I look fat in this outfit/photo. Since looking fat is not actually my goal, yes, that's a negative. No big. It's not like I look like I have something wrong with me. I don't, say, look like I have cancer in this photo. That would be bad. I also don't look, say, mean in this photo. That, too, would be bad. I just look fat.

  • Ing cotton skirt with silkscreened black deer on it along with sequins. A strange combination for sure - see a closeup of the deer-on-the-town below $4
  • Black tshirt $4
  • Black and white checked shirt $4
  • Ivory cardigan $5
  • Chunky heeled black boots $10
  • Pearl clipons $1
Not thrifted:
  • Old black studded belt $0
What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • I love the idea of layers but I have trouble making them work. I think this doesn't work because the skirt is full and the layers are also full versus more fitted. In my head this was more fitted but the shirt is just too blousy I think. Thus, I look kinda fat in this photo.
Total outfit cost: $28

PS Were you wondering just what kind of deer has sequins? This kind, friends:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's my birthday!

I am not wearing a very special cardigan or anything (although I recently did score a turquoise beaded twin set that I swear is straight outta viva las vegas). But I am wearing a version of Clothes In Which I Feel Most Me. Boots, not matching (at all), and a mix of ladytimes and slightly punk rock (in my feeble eyes).

  • Oversized man's green and blue plaid blazer with orange lining $10
  • Navy blue Golden State (cuz I'm a native y'know) $4
  • Brown and ivory tweed straight skirt $5
  • Beat up old brown cowboy boots $10 (I know. I seriously own 20 pairs of old boots but I can't seem to remove this from the stems. What up?)
  • Brown clip ons $1
Not thrifted:
  • Horse belt $26
What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • I felt cuter than it looks. I swear I'm not fishing. But so what? I am happy. I am also fortyfuckingsix years old. What? What? I know. But...at this age, I can probably even wear a getup like this to a business meeting. I just might. Some old ladies wear purple; I wear this. The end.
Total outfit cost: $56

Monday, August 8, 2011

Gypsy bohippian

Yeah? Are you getting that too? Eyelet tunic, shiny jeans, boots with heels, bandana, silver jewelry...gypsy bohippian. This outfit makes me (more) able to tell your fortune, discuss the moon, and can up some sort of fruit from the farmer's market. Yep.

Also, note that I opened a can of sassy, evidenced by the hand on the hip. I've been watching a teeny bit of ANTM and Tyra doesn't like it when your film is boring. Hence the all-new pose.

  • Sheer white eyelet tunic with red stitching $4
  • White tank t-shirt $3
  • Shiny long jeans $7
  • Chunky black boots $10
  • Blue plastic clip-ons $2
  • Vintage bandanna $1
Not thrifted:
  • Modcloth Deer clocket $25
What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • So here's a thing. I fought the urge to put on a cardigan all freakin' day. It's actually freezing here and I did put on my awesome Fifty Cent Fake Fur when I was traipsing around outside. But even inside. By myself. I felt weird and kind of naked. Is this because when I was fat(ter) I was uncomfortable without a safe layer of clothing covering things up? Is this some sort of kooky fat thing or is it that I am just a person who likes layers? Or does this outfit want a shrug or something? I don't actually know. These are the big questions, people. Nail this and we can move on to solving the debt crisis. OH YEAH. Congress already did that. Nail this and we can NAP.
Total outfit cost: $52

PS. We here at MLIC World Headquarters will be making an important announcement soon. We have some hijinks up our cardigan sleeve, and let me tell you, it's going to be quite - QUITE - exciting. Stay tuned, kids.


Geezus, I am incapable of not ending words with y. Cabin-y. Girly. Etc. Etc-y. Bah.

Well this whole thing IS girly. I mean, this here blawg is girly and so is this here outfit. It's also kind of, hmmm, fussy. I don't think that's a bad thing.

  • True Meaning browns, pinks, reds, tans embellished blazer $7
  • Brown t-shirt with black print "No roses grow on a sailor's grave" $4
  • Young Essence black skirt with brown stitching, pink and red flowers, and beads $4
  • Beat up brown cowboy boots $10
  • Beaded clip ons $2
Not thrifted: Not one darn thing

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • Well, basically, this skirt was sort of an advertisement for my belly. I chose the most flattering photo so you can't tell. But I know. Yeek.
Total outfit cost: $27

PS: As always, you can click on the photo once and then again to see it in ginormous glory.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cabiny fever

I am mad for cabin wear. You know. Squirrels and deer stitched on to things. Indiana Jones meets Banana Republic meets Dirty Dancing. Checked shirts. Khaki. Lineny things that are kind of messy.

That's what today's get up is all about. Sorry about the darkness. I didn't get around to taking a photo til 11:15 pm. That is the kind of day I had and I. Am. Bushed.

  • Khaki wraparound skirt with owl applique (I KNOW) $15
  • White t-shirt $4
  • Black cardigan with pear buttons $7
  • Beatup old brown cowboy boots $10
  • Ivory clipons $1
Not thrifted:
  • Modcloth Deer clocket $25
What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • This skirt style is just not flattering on me. But I don't care. It has an owl on it.
Total outfit cost: $62

P.S. Did you want to see a close up of that owl? Okay. Here:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Remember that time I used to blog?

Yeah. Super crazy busy. Sorry!

I wore this on the last day of Summer Camp and then on an aeroplane to St. Louis.

  • Super super super cute cotton top - red and blue smocking on the top part and hangs down tunic like. Stitching on the edges. So Camp! $4
  • The mister's great big comfy grandpa sweater in mustard $0
  • Faux denim skirt $7
  • Red, white, blue beaded clip-ons $1
  • Beat-up brown cowboy boots $10
Not thrifted: NOT ONE DARN THING.

What I would change about this outfit now that I've seen the photo:
  • This looks cuter without the sweater. Trust me.
Total outfit cost $22