March 2, 2011
First up - a short-sleeved sweater. I used to go on rants about short-sleeved sweaters - you know, "if it's a sweater then it's cold out so you need long sleeves - short sleeve sweaters have no point!" Then I saw people wearing them with long-sleeves under - ah-ha moment, I get it now! So I was on the hunt for one - I found this gray one for $2 on clearance - score! It has kind of a drapey front thing going on
long-sleeve black tee - Downeast - $10
gray sweater - Local Resale Shop, $2
jeans - Downeast, product review (I know I should have had on Skinny jeans since I wore boots, but I put on the jeans before I thought about footwear and didn't want to change)
boots - Kohls, $20 on Black Friday
Jewelery - Target (it's two loops but the top is twisted weird in the picture) - color splash of green
watch - Chunky Bling
Now, at Ditto with some friends (so fun - we should do it again), I tried on this dress - it was $8 - they gave the go ahead. I kind of felt like that Dr. Seuss book that says Put Me In The Zoo with all those polka dots, but they said polka dots are in because they saw it on Project Runway - is that true? Anyways, first off, it is a true wrap dress and was a little ill-fitting at first - see the gaping necklinein the BEFORE PICTUE (I don't know why I look so short in this picture - I know I'm not tall and all, but this picture is off!. To fix it I added a tie higher than the original tie, so there are now 2 ties on the side - see how it helped in the AFTER PICTURE (ignore the really windy day - at least I went outside instead of that same bad background in my front room that I've been using)
--dress, Local Resale Shop - $8
--pink shirt, DownEast Basics - $10
--jewelry, Premier Jewelry party - earned it!
--boots, Walmart, 5+ years ago - $25
One more for you - I got this Black Sweater with a cowl neck thing - I wasn't sure, do you wear a necklace with that? Should it be long or short? I went with short, but I wasn't sold. I wore this to a game night - and check it out - I wore heels! You'd be proud. I thought I needed something a little nicer, and so I dug through my closet - these are my "church shoes" but I thought, why not wear them with jeans - so I did. I should have worn them barefoot but I anticipated taking my shoes off once I got there so I went with fun socks.
--Black Sweater - Local Resale Shop, $8
--jeans, see 1st outfit
--socks, Target Clearance, $2
--Jewelry, local boutique, $10
--shoes, garage sale, $1?
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