Thursday, May 28, 2015

awwwww...you look so "ca-uuuuuuute"

Last post was a flowered dress.  This post is a flower dress.  And next post will probably be a flower dress.  I'm into it.

I found this dress at Hammers, a discount store in our area.  This is a good example of finding a dress for not a lot of money, but then trying every one of them on to get the best fit.  Since I was shopping alone, I had the chance to do that with this dress. Typically who has time for it, but with it being a discounted clothes store (strict refund policy), it can be a smart idea when you do.
 
I tried on maybe 6-7 dresses, all junior L, and many of them were bunching at the straps on one side or the other.  This one fit much better, so this effort paid off.

Then today at TJ Maxx, I found a light, summer cardigan in black. So happy, I thought, 'Boy, I sure do wish I could have one in navy too.'  (that's how I think to myself..."boy, I sure do wish...")

Imagine how giddy I became to find it in navy.  Same EXACT pattern...different brand...for 3 dollars less.  They'll be great year round and also for quickly putting on over a dress when walking into work.  There's a dress code not allowing shoulder exposure when walking into work, because I work for the amish.

(not true)

(well, the amish part)
kinda reminds me of my grandmother's draperies?  Hey, like the sound of music!  I have a drapery dress!

Outfit Total Without Shoes and Accessories: 24.99
Dress -- 9.99 --Hammers, discount store
Shapewear lace shorts --15 dollars --Walmart

Accessories:

Fedora-- 9.99 - now 11.99-12.99 here on amazon  (this hat has held up...it's been squished, thrown, sat on, traveled across the country with, blown off my head and across parking lots, and taken by small children...no joke I have gotten a zillion and maybe nine compliments on it...there are other band colors too)
Yellow Box Flip Flops-- 5.00 --yard sale

Cardigans found at TJ Maxx today were 16 for the black and 13 for the navy.

I wore the dress (not the cardigan) to run errands and to go to the doctors today (and to buy the cardigan).

Something I've learned is that if you wear a summer dress AND a fedora, or even if you wear the fedora only, all who pass, have the undisputed right to say how cute you look, using the very specific word "cute."

It's not my favorite word, but they believe they are being kind.

I reply "thank you", then reassure myself to myself that I am indeed a fierce woman on the inside.
yo yo. wat up. (says my fierce self)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." --Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, May 4, 2015

a lace shorts and summer dress day

We did some mad yard-sale-ing this weekend.

Here's a floral, short romper-like dress I found for 3.00.
I'm wearing it today with these lace slipshorts from Walmart, and feeling kinda early 90's.

I like these shorts because of the lace, but my favorite slipshorts are the ones below from Walmart. They are great to wear with short summer dresses, and are made just for that purpose.

This is the first time I've seen them there, can't find them online, are they're already sold out at our Walmart.
If you can find them at your Walmart, good job.

Shapewear shorts work too, but are less comfortable.

Shapewear is tight, and if I'm wearing a summer dress, I don't want to sweat.  I want to be summery..twirling, with my arms up high like that lady in the blue dress.
The flip flops were new, found at the same yard sale. They were 5.00.

The lady said they are expensive, and the name is Yellow Box.

I don't know about that, but they are very comfortable, and will be fantastic for ditching sneakers and walking the boardwalk.

And yellow sounds like summer...
even though they are black.
Outfit Total Without Shoes and Accessories: 18 dollars
Dress --3.00 --yard sale
Shapewear lace shorts --15 dollars --Walmart

Accessories:
Yellow Box Flip Flops-- 5.00 --yard sale

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." --Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, May 1, 2015

a fruit and flower shopping day

 
I went to make some eggs for breakfast, but there are none.

So I thought I should go get some...and some fruit.

And some more flowers because it's spring and I need them.

I will pay more for the eggs and flowers than my outfit.

But first I will blog about what I'm wearing, because that makes sense.

Today I'm wearing a goodwill vintage mikey shirt (it was in the kids section), a faded, soft, and flowy, shabby chic kind of skirt with pretty blue flowers,
and polka dot slip ons, 
and a goodwill hat with the price tag still on.

I should take that off...the price tag.
Outfit Total Without Shoes and Accessories: 3 dollars
Mikey Shirt-- 1.99 --Goodwill
Flower Skirt-- .99-- Goodwill

Accessories:
Nine West Hat-- 6.99-- Goodwill
Polka-dot Slip Ons-- 9.99 (40 percent off sale last summer) Old Navy

I'm hungry.

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." --Theodore Roosevelt