Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday
Last Thursday I was up bright and early, well it actually wasn’t that bright, but it was early. I wanted to welcome in Spring and get a jump on wearing less clothing, mostly in particular no tights or hose.
After dressing quickly I rushed to the door to check out the weather, although there was still snow on the ground it wasn’t blustery cold as it had been only a few days earlier.
“Hey Spring, come on in, stay awhile, we’ve missed you!”
It felt good not to have to wear tights or hose and to be able to put on a short sleeve T-shirt was even better. I purposely thrifted this black T-shirt after seeing Ms. Looking Good in her white one. Prior to reading her post, I would have never thought to wear a t-shirt with a skirt or even to work, but I like the look – what do you think?
You remember these thrifted black patent leather ankle shoes. The geometric skirt was a clearance sale bargain from JC Penney. The necklace and earring set is from Jewelrymax.net, they have some great costume jewelry.
Have you ever been inspired by another blogger’s outfit?
What are you looking forward to shedding from your winter wardrobe?
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!
I hope everyone had a great holiday filled with fun, family and lots of food. Our holiday included a little shopping and a lot of grilling including today. Unfortunately, it rained most of the day and there were even reports of tornado-like winds downstate. Because of the weather we spent the day inside and I did a few chores and DIY projects.
Although unofficially this is considered the last day of summer, I am not ready to put away the summer clothing, including the white! We still have Indian Summer in October and during that time some of the days can be balmy.
One of my DIY projects was up-cycling a Maxi dress, cutting off the bodice above the elastic waist to make it a skirt. Now the maxi skirt will be worn with a light-weight pullover during Indian Summer or with boots and long, bulky sweater in the fall.
The black, faux suede loafers were purchased from Walmart for $14.97. I haven’t decided which embellishment to use, but at that price I may get a few more pairs to create different styles.
I hope you have a stress free and productive work week, try not to squeeze 5 days into 4 because it never works!!!
Last week I saw a post on the GoodwillDE Facebook page that featured items from their Kirkwood Highway store, I’ve never been to that location and wanted to check it out. So on Friday I rode with Tayair to Newark where he attended a picnic sponsored by The Community Connectors and then I drove to Goodwill (saving gas) to shop. Malik returns to school on the 28th and I found him some new shirts and polos for $5.00 and $6.00 each.
On this trip I was only looking for fall and winter items because Goodwill is now selling their summer items at 50% every Tuesday.
100% Wool Argyle Sweater – $5.00
Short Sleeve Polo Shirts – $3.75 each
Perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Day at school
Sweater Vest which he likes to show off his muscular arms!! – $1.88
These 2 skirts made great additions to my fall wardrobe and I will wear them with tights and boots when the weather cools. – $6.00 each
This black mock neck sweater was a bit pricey at $8.00, but I liked the silver buckles across the front, I washed it in a lingerie bag on the hand wash cycle it came out perfectly.
These animal print pants was a last minute decision and I’m not sure if I will wear them, but if I do, it will be with a long sweater and boots -$3.75
Finally this sleeveless top is a transitional piece that I will wear now and then under a blazer in the fall and winter – $3.75
Gauchos have been referred to as “old lady capris”, but I consider them timeless wardrobe pieces. I own several pairs and love them because they can be worn during any season – winter with boots; spring with open toe shoes; summer with sandals; fall with tights and booties. Today I opted to wear with a double, bow back top, a tri-metal belt and metallic liz claiborne slides. Poison ivy has spread and I am trying hard to keep it away from my face, right now it just the arms and 1 leg..