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Boots! Hooray!

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Just won a pair of slouchy boots on ebay. Hip hip hooray! They were about $25 including shipping. Can’t wait to start stomping around in them.

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After work, my coworker Randi and I made a trip to Savers in Honolulu to check out their Veterans’ Day sale. 50% off everything! Of course, I had to get a few things….

I dub this the penguin dress. $7

I dub this the penguin dress. $7

Safari top/tunic. $5

Safari top/tunic. $5

Tablecloth skirt. $3

Tablecloth skirt. $3

The tablecloth skirt isn’t really a table cloth….but it sure looks like it. I’m planning to shorten it a bit so it’s not so farmer’s wife-ish.

Oh boy, how I’ve neglected this poor blog. Well. no time like the present to get with it. Another Sunday at the parents’ means thrifting with my mom and sister, access to a sewing machine, and jewelry redesign. Something about the crisp, clean, country air inspires me.

It was really a productive weekend…so productive in fact, that I think I think this post warrants different sections:

Sew Necessary

Let’s face it, I am NO designer. However, I at least have working knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. I had a pair of cheap pants fron Old Navy that had seen better days. After a year of wearing, it was time for them to go. However, I could not bear to donate them as they had an oh-so-cute paperbag waist…something that I have rarely been able to find in my size. So I got to snipping and they now have a new life as a skirt.

And then I went a little sew happy – and made another skirt from some weird MC Hammerish pants I found in my mom’s closet.

My final feat was making a skirt from an old jersey dress. Thank goodness it was black, as all my mistakes were forgiven. It didn’t quite look right on me – but it did look lovely on my sister…

and even better when we styled it as a dress.

Bling Bling

I have a difficult time buying new jewelry. Mostly because my mother seems to give me new pieces weekly. She volunteers at a thrift store and gets first dibs (not to mention ridiculous discounts) on incoming items. That being said, she has a great eye for jewelry, and pieces that need just a little something else. Her motto is why buy it new, when you can restyle something even better. After cleaning up my jewelry wall (I have that many accessories…yikes!) and thanks to a donation by my coworker, I present my two newest lovelies:

Beachy Pink – when I wear them I can hear the ocean…

Simple Plan – not sure if I’m sold on these…they’re a little too dainty for me

Thrifty

My mother, sister and I all have an affinity for thrift stores. My sister and I were late adopters. When we were kids, most of what our mom would buy us was thrifted…we didn’t see the beauty in the funny smelling old clothes. But now we see the light.

And I lucked out on our Sunday trip to Savers and found a dress that I was considering buying two weeks ago. That just so happened to be the color of the day! Now, this loverly wool jumper dress was mine for a mere $4. Hooray!

All in all…a great weekend to be had by all.

Friday night was a karaoke adventure with the office girls.

Tunic

Rhegan, Me, Randi, Mel, Bianca & Bev

Love these girls!

Dancing in the Seats

Dancing in the Seats

While the night was fun, it was not without casualties. My knee being one of them.

Ouch.

Ouch.