When I got home last night and set about taking pictures in the back yard it just didn’t go well. You’d think after all this time I’d be able to get a good shot easy as pie, but yesterday I ended up cutting off my head in all but one picture. Such is life I guess, and really it’s not such a huge tragedy. This outfit is not anything new, I’ve just changed up the accessories I choose.
I got these little tassels from a jewelry supply just to make earrings from. Most of the time the less than basic supplies I buy, I buy because they inspire me, and then I figure out what to do with them once I get them. But these just wanted to be earrings from the start.
I have been searching for a cool pin for ages. I love the way Tina and Kasmira wear them, but I wanted to make sure I found one that was right for me. Vintage, maybe a slight military feel and cheap, in case it turns out I’m not such a pin wearing girl after all. At all of 3 bucks, this double lion head pin fit the bill just fine.
Unfortunately the picture that best captured the pin, also best captured my biggest problem with that purple jacket, which is that it picks up every piece of lint, dirt and dust within a 10 foot radius. If anyone has any suggestions on how to deal with that, I’d love to hear them!
Another less than 5 dollar vintage piece…
And now for the shoes. It was mostly about the shoes.
As you know, my husband and I are feeling the economic crunch. One or both of us has been unemployed since last November. That’s a long time. And as a result, we are pretty broke. And I need new jeans (I promise, I am going to get to the shoes!). Because we are broke, I’ve been trying on jeans at thrift stores, Ross, and second hand stores. And as I’m sure you can guess, I am having a really tough time finding a pair that fits both my behind and my needs. And it is really starting to get me down. After a particularly brutal fitting room session at Ross, I wandered into the next door Payless. Where I planned to try on shoes (which I do sometimes just for fun), to boost my self esteem a bit. Because shoes pretty much always fit.
And there they were. Alice and Olivia. Marked down to $15 for $38. And so ridiculous. Unnecessary. And stunning.
And I never ever would have even considered them at $38. They are just not practical. But at $15 I had to have them. Irresponsible, a bit, sure. But all in all a $15 splurge is something I can live with, and the results? Well. They were totally worth it. I felt so pretty and tall and thin and funky all day.
So thank you Alice and Olivia, you made my day.
Shoes, Alice and Olivia for Payless
Lion Pin, Vintage
Buckle bracelet, vintage
Earring, self made