This velvet piano shawl was hanging on a rail wedged between ratty acrylic knit scarves and table runners. I thought it was too good to be true, and I'd discover some terrible flaw-none appeared. I can't say it was the best $1.99 I ever spent, but damn near. I pulled myself together, grabbed my wallet and got out of there before anyone decided they needed to re-price it. This is a luxurious piece, and the fringe were all in perfect condition. Maybe the thrifting gods can come up with an Assuit shawl next.
The dress is another .49 cent find from Goodwill. I bought it last summer, and I very nearly didn't because I really don't need an 80's velour dress. I quickly came to my senses-at that price I wouldn't need to feel guilty passing it along after one wear. After wearing it, I'm no longer certain about passing it along as I rather like the colour and fit. Sure the sleeves are goofy, but I think removing the elastic ought to remedy that.
Vintage piano shawl-Hand-Me-Ups
Gemstone necklace(long) Garage sale
Stranded vintage beads-Hand-Me-Ups
Shiny Brite Christmas corsage-Thrift World
Bakelite bangles-all over
Clutch bag-Goodwill (It looks more like a makeup bag to me, but it has a chain inside)
Who want's a drink? How about a
1 oz. gin
1 oz. Benedictine
1 oz. Maraschino
Stir well with ice, strain into glass.
What the hell this has to do with Hawaii I can't guess, but gin and Benedictine sounds good to me. I used to adore Benedictine, but it got too expensive to justify keeping on hand. Maybe a bottle will follow me home when I do the shopping this week.
I'm running out of time to get all the holiday clothing worn. I think I can get the sparkly party clothes before New Year's, but next year I should start earlier-I own far too much of this crazy stuff. I doubt very much I'll be doing daily posts after New Year's, but nothing is written in stone. My winter wardrobe does get a bit drab come January.