Monday, June 27, 2011

Lets Play 'Where Would I Wear These?'

NOWHERE! My lifestyle just doesn't call for them, but youeverbeeninlovebutwasn'tabsolutelysure? That's how I feel about these puppies:
sam edelman warren
 Sam Edelman Warren
After I recently got over my fascination with lace shoes, I feel like I need some Lion King on my feets.  I'm drawn to shoes with fringes. I don't know if its the stripper or the Boho in my head  that makes me want fringed shoes. They move when I walk and they're fascinating to me right now.
And NO I'm not a stripper in real life but have been known to purchase stripper shoes from time to time. But yeah, so below are the shoes with fringes that I currently have that I love buy prevented me from buying the above fringed out sky high puppies:



Sergio Zelcer Deegan
Aldo Romjue (so nice had to buy it twice, and then have remorse for buying it twice.)

Monday, June 13, 2011

35 minutes.

 I had about 35 minutes and hit a garage sale and an estate sale. Didn't find much at the garage sale.  I'm learning to just drive by slowly and keep going if I can't eyeball what I'm looking for...unless they have cute clothes sitting on the curb.  If I don't do drive bys, I'll spend money aimlessly.  I should be able to see it, especially if its as big as a table.  Found these earrings for .25 a pair at my lunch break estate sale. It was also this gorgeous and regal looking armoir that was asking to go home with me.  It was $10!  Something comparably as large and in 1/2 as good condition is usually 40-60 at the the thrift stores these days. But I think that armoir weighed more than my car My car goes meep meep and said no, Boo.



It always makes me a little melancholy when I go to a small mom n' pop estate sale and the children (who are usually elderly) have packed up their parents house and are clearing and selling everything that belonged to their parent(s).  I always think about my grandparents. These whipper snappers seemed happy to move on though.  On another note, they tore this house down a few doors down out of the blue. Confused the heck out of me......but there is a wood fence door with the hinges hanging off of it that is calling my name.  If I see the guys working over there again, I'm going to ask for it. I've walked past it at least 5 times already.  I think I've met my table.

Wore my Dorothy Perkins wedges today. Its still nippy here. I'm not wearing closed toed shoes until the end of September though. 



Old Navy Sweater
? Top
Gap Jeans
Dorothy Perkins Wedges
H&M Belt

slowly. surely.

I keep finding furniture. But not the pieces of furniture that I need. I really don't want to keep sanding and painting but these pieces of furniture keep happening to me.
when I bought this was 3 bucks and brown and scratched.  Now its sanded and red:


Still working on the end tables I bought. With all the cracks and crevices, this is getting TIRING. Now I know why normal people buy new furniture:


Then I bought a set of antique chairs. No pics until I make some progress on them. The lady I bought them from though did most of the sanding :) But they need recovering still, she didn't get to that part. they currently look like chairs from Edith Bunker's house.

Ate Logo, everybody

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

refashioning a thrifted dress.

this dress is one that i bought during my dress thrifting binge about a year ago. I'm finding that I have to either rework or give away the dresses that I bought during that time.  Body changed, and I'm still trying to reduce what's in my closet.  But this dress is one that I REFUSED to put in the give away pile, so I cut it in half.  I've always wanted a seersucker blazer, so until I find one.... This will have to do. OW!


And I finished sanding and painting one of the end tables I bought at the thrift store.  Seriously, on days that I sanded this thing I didn't need my workout.  Sanding, even with an electrical hand sander, is a workout.  Multitasking is alright with me.:







Mustard yellow over a deep red. One more swipe of red to go....I think.