A Little Thrifting
So I’ve been doing a little thrifting lately. OK, a lot of thrifting. Heidi and I are in the middle of this very large expansive project to make me not look like a frazzled mommy all of the time. But since I am not ready to inject sleep into the bags under my eyes, we settled for a mini wardrobe makeover. OK, major wardrobe makeover on a mini budget. I’ve been buying clothes for me at thrift stores. I haven’t really even looked for clothes for me at thrift stores before. But starting at the end of the summer I started looking. Seriously. And wow. A whole new world of fashion has opened up for me!
I have a lot of pictures to take of myself (which is always kind of awkward) before I can really explain what I mean, but I have never been so excited in my life to get dressed. Or nervous (read, still in the middle of this project.) Tomorrow morning I am going to pick up a whole batch of awesome and then I can tell you more about it. But this pic above is part of my latest score from this afternoon. Four vintage wool skirts, $5 each. From left to right, black and white houndstooth, blue and gray herringbone, camel colored pleated and then black and white herringbone. They all fit, mostly. They all need the hems moved from very awkward midcalf-ish/ugly leg length to more classic right-spot-of-my-knee length. They are part of an overhaul of my wardrobe that I am doing as inexpensively as possible. But so far has included a grundle of skirts, two pairs of boots, jeans and new shirts plus like 17 new belts. (Yeah, I totally wear belts now. Which is more of a surprise than I expected.) She also gave me some very specific rules to follow. One of them is not to wear a white tshirt ever ever again. More on that later. Actually, more on all of this later. Heidi is changing the way I buy clothes for myself, how I thrift, how I look at color and how I organize my closet. Also, she just got engaged last weekend and I couldn’t be happier for her. Seriously, she is marrying a wonderful wonderful guy and I couldn’t be more excited for her. If you are into reading gushy adorable engagement stories (or looking at stunning vintage diamonds) read her story here.