Friday, June 20, 2008

Girls' Day Out

Today I met my mom for lunch and shopping. Get the image of Nordstom and a chic cafe out of your minds: We went to Arby's and hit the thrift shop!

For under $20 I got, from left, an embroidered denim skirt, a shoe-print skirt, a black, pique coat, a purple puff-sleeved tee, and a green canvas jacket. The coat was the big ticket item at $5.49. The skirt is maybe a little "two-years-ago" but I like it anyway. The green jacket is exactly what I was looking for a couple of months ago--where the heck was it then?

The black coat needs to have its buttons replaced. Unfortunately, it's missing three, and, besides the one I found in the pocket, there are no spares. This will replace my old black coat which has been looking more and more tired. The purple tee just needs a minor alteration: It has that faux-layered thing going on, so I'm going to cut off the thermal arms emerging from beneath the short sleeves.

Which brings me to the denim skirt. This is a homemade wrap skirt with hand embroidery. Once I saw that embroidery, I didn't even look at the price (it was $3.99) or try it on. As it turns out, it almost fits, but I'm going to want to change it up a little anyway, just to give it better proportions.

I can't decide which I like best. What about you?


Anonymous said...

I've been dying to go thrift shopping lately, too. I love that green jacket & shoe print!

Paula said...

LOVE that denim skirt!!!

Solveig said...

Gotta love thrifting! Great finds!

Darling Petunia said...

Paula, I love it too. It was funny because the price tag was sort of hard to read, and the cashier said, "I have to charge you the higher price." Ooooh...$3.99 instead of $2.99...I think I can swing that!

Darling Petunia said...

Giggle--as long as I can go thrift shopping, I am FINE with this Wardrobe Refashion thing!

Darling Petunia said...

Solveig, I'd been having sort of a dry spell for a while. That's why I was so jealous of your lamp finds!