I have a terrible habit of forgetting what I have, largely due to my clothes being spread out over three rooms. Both the silk blouse and the mohair cardigan are things I've had for a while, but never got around to wearing. No time like the present! Thanks to the menopause, a cardigan was sufficient outdoor wear for a February day in Nebraska. It might be some time before I require a coat again.
1970's mohair cardigan made in Crown Colony of Hong Kong-New Life Thrift (I think?)
Talbot's silk blouse-Salvation Army, Lincoln (two summers ago!)
Liz Claiborne earrings-Von Maur about 15 years ago
Madden Girl shoes-Goodwill
1940's velvet handbag-Thrift World
Necklace-Gordmans(?) about 15 years ago
Da Rue skirt-Goodwill
Nana tights-K Mart
Fragrance-Bijan (and LOTS of it because you don't wear a little Bijan! The first fifteen minutes makes me sneeze, but it is soooo worth it).
I'm too old to give a toss about whether plaid shorts are flattering. I wear what I like.
1980's blazer with over-sized shoulders-Goodwill (part of a suit)
JH Collectibles wool shorts (80's, I think)-Goodwill
Bass Weejun Loafers-Goodwill
Carolee rhinestone brooch-Marshall Field's about 30 years ago
Heart earrings (they flash when pressed)-Big Lots
Fragrance-Ferragamo Incanto Heaven (It smells like a very posh air freshener. I don't like it, but it was quite cheap, so I tried it as a blind buy. Learn from my mistakes, and avoid this one unless you have a toilet in need of freshening. The bottle is pretty though).
Pancake day ended-up as mushroom and goat cheese filled crepes. Well, if you roll them like this and fry them in butter then I guess they're technically blintzes. Whatever you call them, the boys seemed to enjoy them.
I might need to take inspiration from Veronica and her, "Not buying it" month, and start shopping my own wardrobe for a bit. I did drop some items at the thrift store today, but two pair of trousers and a jacket doesn't even qualify as a proper donation, particularly when I came home with two Geiger boiled-wool vintage jackets (I know, when will I ever wear boiled wool? I AM boiling-I don't need wool!).
Wednesday? The Great Backyard Bird Count starts on Friday! Better get those checklists ready.
Will you be joining us?