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Mad for Plaid

Now that spring is just around the corner, I find myself wanting to get just one more use out of certain pieces before winter ends.  In the case of this skirt, I actually just wanted to wear it for the first time before the end of the season.  It found its way into my cart at Goodwill last Tuesday.

For whatever reason, I am a sucker for plaid wool skirts, and they can be found in abundance at thrift stores.  Was there a time in the late ’70s/early ’80s when ladies just wore these things all the time?  How else can I explain their ubiquity? I think they’re fabulous, especially when they have such awesome color combinations.

I also wanted to try this new way of tying a scarf before it’s time to retire my scarves.  Even though I’m excited for springtime, I was pleased to wake up to chilly temps and snow today.

  • Sweater, Target
  • Belt, American Eagle Outfitters
  • Skirt, Goodwill
  • Shoes, Gabriel Brothers

God has blessed me with a wonderful husband.

Prep school

I feel like this outfit is, in the words of Charlie Sheen, “winning.”  I wanted a pretty, preppy look and I think I got it.

I picked up this button-down at Goodwill yesterday for a cool $1, and I love it!  It might be the first time I’ve actually been on a mission for something in a thrift store and been able to find exactly what I wanted.  “Pink preppy button-down” was on my mental list when I walked into the store, and lo and behold, I found one!  Loafers were also on my “let’s keep an eye out for good deals this spring” list, and I thrifted this pair yesterday.  They may not be exactly what I pictured, but I think they’re really cute.  So basically, yesterday was a win when it came to my Goodwill trip.  I normally end up buying random, fabulous things when I go thrifting, but I seemed to have more focus yesterday. I got more stuff I’m sure I’ll show you later, and I got Daniel some nice shirts.  I left with two overflowing bags, and I only spent $20.  Thrift stores are awesome.

Maybe it’s that fifteen-year-old preppy girl in me, but I love the look of a nice button-down, don’t you?

  • Shirt, American Eagle Outfitters via Goodwill
  • Sweater, Gabriel Brothers
  • Jeans, Wal*Mart
  • Loafers, Etienne Aigner via Goodwill*
  • Belt, American Eagle

*Sidenote – has anyone else had trouble with the sizing of vintage shoes?  I generally wear a 7 1/2 – 8, but these loafers are 9s, and they are also super narrow.  I’ve noticed that a lot of older shoes are really lacking in width.  These pinched my feet quite a bit throughout the day.  Thoughts?

God has blessed me by giving me the opportunity to minister to others.

Mega-Post!

I’m over a week behind with posting.  One of my cats decided it would be fun to chew on my camera cord while I was out of the room for five minutes, and now the cord doesn’t work.  My SD card reader has been messed up for a while, as well, so the only option I had to upload pictures was to first put them on Daniel’s computer, then transfer them via USB to mine, and I’ve just been too lazy to do that.  But anyway, I have taken pictures this week, so I’m going to post several days’ worth of outfits in this one post.

Sunday’s look:

Look at that blue sky!

I love the shade of this cardigan.  Those shoes are ones I thrifted last Saturday at Goodwill.

Monday’s outfit is missing, because I went to an exercise class (yay me!) after work and didn’t get pictures beforehand, and didn’t feel like changing back into my nice clothes when I was all sweaty and gross.  On to Tuesday!

I like the springy feel of this scarf.  I’m easing back into warmer weather by choosing lighter fabrics.  Wednesday was another workout class, so no outfit pictures.  If I start going to the class consistently, I need to start taking pics in the morning.  I don’t like skipping days!  Here’s Thursday:

Not sure if you can tell, but I’m wearing black lace tights over plum ones.  I also decided to wear my hair up, which is something I almost never do.

No pictures from Friday, and none from yesterday, because I spent the day just lounging about the house.  Here’s today’s casual look.

So that’s my week in pictures.  Speaking of pictures, I need some advice.  I’m having a hard time getting my pictures to turn out well.  Sometimes they look great, and sometimes they are blurry, and sometimes the colors are extremely washed out and dull.  I’m not sure if this is because Daniel and I aren’t experienced at taking pictures, or because we haven’t learned our new camera settings well enough, or because I just really need to learn how to use photo editing software.  My camera is a Nikon Coolpix L20, for reference.  I’d really love to learn how to take good pictures and edit them so that they look great.  If anyone has suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

He Wears His Sunglasses at Night

Happy Sunday!  Daniel and I went to Goodwill yesterday and did a bit of thrifting.  I found a dress and some shoes (which you’ll see soon!) and he found a pair of big ol’ sunglasses for $2 and thought it would be funny to buy them and take lots of pictures.  He was right.

You can also see that Daniel is sporting a moustache in observation of Moustache March. He looks like a cop from 1985 in this picture.

In this picture, you can also see the "I've been Krogering!" smiley face sticker on my pants. Hey, when you spend your Saturday evening at the grocery store, you have to find some way to entertain yourself.

Yesterday was sunny and not terribly cold, and I wanted to look nice and springy and casual.

I threw a bunch of colors into this outfit.  My bag is patchwork, my top has corals, greens, blues, and yellows, and the belt is red, pink, orange, and white.  I mainly accessorized with shades of blue and coral.  Even though there are so many colors going on here, I think it works because it’s all anchored by neutrals: dark denim and tan.  I don’t feel like I looked like a rainbow (which I have been guilty of in the past – I can remember one particular outfit in high school that consisted of tons of colors haphazardly thrown together – but alas, there’s no photographic evidence of this).

The forlorn look on my face was supposed to say "Pity me, for I've fallen in love with a rogueish, moustachioed man, and I can't help myself," but I'm not sure it does. Plus, Daniel is smiling, so he doesn't look very much like a cad.

Have a happy Sunday!  Don’t forget to wear your sunglasses!

What I Wore

Another outfit post!  Two in one day.  Here’s what I wore to church this morning:

Posing in the backyard.

Nice big picture, huh?  I mentioned in my last post that my husband and I went shopping last night.  Here’s some of the stuff I scored!  I’d been eyeing this dress at American Eagle for months, but last night I discovered that it was on clearance, plus take an extra 30% off the clearance price, plus an extra 10% off at the register.  I bought it, determined to make it work for fall/winter.  I threw on the same sweater from yesterday (get used to seeing it; I wear it all the time), some brown tights, and the fabulous vintage boots I got at Goodwill last night for $4.  They are cognac leather and they are amazing, but they are also very narrow and they barely fit me.  I was in some pain when this picture was taken.  I can definitely put up with them for just a few hours at a time, though.

You also saw the bag and the bracelets yesterday.  I decided to roll with a vintagey theme today, and so I wore the locket my grandparents (Nan-Nan and Pap-Paw, of course) got for me when I was a baby:

My lovely locket. I will have to remember to use the macro setting next time.

And I wore the signet ring also given to me by my Nan-Nan.  It belonged to my great-grandmother, whose name was Letha, so it has a lovely L (though you can’t see it here):

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My ring!

I also picked up a vintage trench at Goodwill for $3:

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My new trench.

I’m pretty pleased with it!  It’s in really good condition.  At some point, I might replace the buttons and buckles to give it a bit more oomph, but I’m not sure yet.  I’d been wanting a trench for a long time, and I found one at Goodwill, so I’m pretty pumped.

I might be back later to post about something possibly non-outfit related, but we’ll see.  Until next time, have a great Sunday!

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Daniel and I wish you a happy Sunday!

  • Dress, American Eagle clearance
  • Brown sweater, Gabriel Brothers
  • Tights, Wal*Mart
  • Boots, vintage, Goodwill
  • Trench, vintage, Goodwill
  • Antique signet ring, Nan-Nan
  • Diamond earrings, gift from Daniel
  • All other accessories are the same as yesterday! (Too lazy to add links I added in the previous post, haha.)