What I wore today … well … umm a few days ago…

Well it’s better than a photo from a few months ago this time. I’m so happy with my new palm tree and I brought in one of my granny’s chairs from the garage not expecting it to look so good. I’m loving the whole new arrangement though.

POTD April 1 2009

Earrings: Liz Claiborne silver oval hoops – Christmas gift
(probably about $18)

Necklace: Kmart clearance $1.50

Cardigan: Ann Taylor – gift
(Mom bought for me while we were in Vegas at the Outlet mall so $10? I think my teal one was the $30 Cardigan)

Dress: No idea, swapped some makeup for it so mostly free.

Scarf: vintage (either my mom’s or granny’s, not sure)

Flip Flops: Kohl’s clearance $2 or under last summer
(they’re bronze and I probably should have worn dressier shoes)

I really like this dress and there are a few things you can’t tell about it in this photo:

  • it’s a nice chocolate brown
  • it has a brown crocheted section across the chest area which is a nice bit of detail without calling too much attention to that area
  • it’s a simple cotton dress and feels like wearing a big comfy t-shirt
  • it has an elastic empire waist
  • it’s a sort of cross between a sleeveless and capped sleeve … I don’t really know how to describe it.

In an effort to get the slippery scarf to stay in one place I actually tied it around the button cardigan which I don’t know that I would do again. It worked really well in regard to keeping the scarf in place and centered but I felt like it has the potential to wear out the cardigan faster or lose the button or misshape the button hole.

Anyone have any scarf belt tricks? I’m thinking about buying some more fun fabrics and making more if I can get that figured out a bit better.

And I’m starting to wonder if I know the price of most of my clothes off of the top of my head like some odd sort of visual memory recall… scary…

FYI – I live in what used to be my grandmother’s house hence the sort of oddness about chairs from the garage and not knowing who the scarf belonged to. I did actually find it here. It took me three months I think to get to the point that I could move in and I’ve been slowly cleaning everything out ever since (my mom is a packrat and stopped helping after I moved in because she doesn’t want to part with any of it.)

New winter boots – Found some!

The weather here has turned very cold very fast. I’ve been fine in a short sleeved shirt, jeans and sandals this week… until today. I left the house and picked up the mail etc. etc. and then returned home to put on a jacket and tennis shoes. Because, as I may have mentioned, I seem to have few if no winter shoes in my closet (the last pair I decided I couldn’t wear – the leather has stretched and would fit someone with a half size bigger foot better… I’m sure my feet aren’t shrinking.)

So I went shoe shopping. I finally found what I was looking for at TJMaxx. They were still $74 including the sales tax but they were a pair of winter boots – uggs.

Now before you cringe and tell me that the trend is over – they are not the style that was ever so popular a year ago (which I thought were ugly even then.) They have a proper sole, they are a nice chocolate brown color, and have a better cut and shape but they’re still all nice and fuzzy inside. I never bought into the trend when it happened but I kept trying the uggs on because they are heaven on your feet.

I went and grabbed some shoe waterproofing from Phillip Gall’s (local sporting goods shop) and they’re still drying from the application but here’s a picture (maybe not the best angle but I can’t get a good picture in the mirror when it’s night because the flash is too much and no flash is too little light):

No they’re not dressy or anything but I think they’ll be a good everyday and warm winter boot. I’ll share my walmart and sears finds for the dressy department some other time – dress shoes and purse for under $20 each that I can wear to my winter business meetings (unless it snows … then it’s all about the winter boots.)