Some basic business attire from yesterday. The red flats I recently bought, a pair of dark dark grey pants with a tiny light green pinstripe that are at least 3 years old, and a white acrylic sweater I don’t remember buying but it feels so much like cashmere I checked the tag before I tossed it in the wash. Earrings, gift from mom from Greece trip, and the necklace is a couple dollars worth of flea market finds someone brought to a beading party (thanks Betsy!)
A bit of non-clothing info: I am LOVING the beadboard WALLPAPER I put up in the dining room that you can see here. $25 a roll and I almost did it in one roll (would have been able to if I hadn’t messed up a few pieces.) So $50 and the room looks SO much better. Inspiration from Southern Hospitality’s blog here: http://southernhospitalityblog.com/beadboard-wallpaper-party/
Check it out and the links to the beadboard wallpaper projects other people did as well.
Next house project is removing the textured ceiling and giving everything in there a good coat of paint. I plan on doing a light ale yellow above the chair rail.
The tree in the photo was the display tree that was over half off and came with the lights on it. I love the urn base.
I have a small live arbor vite(sp) in the living room where the palm tree was this summer that is decorated and will get planted after the holiday season. This artificial one will go in that spot next year. The palm tree started to struggle … it’s sitting under the plant light in the bedroom now with the dwarf lemon, dwarf orange and dwarf blueberry plants. I hope to have fruit in a couple of years!
Now, off to prep the computer for a hard drive and OS upgrade (I’m a geek…)
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.
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.)
Sorry I haven’t been around. I’ll explain at another time. I may not be around much for awhile longer but I’m not abandoning this blog and I wanted to go ahead and get this image online.
I wanted to start posting more outfits that I’ve worn so here’s the first. It’s pretty simple but I like it and the pieces are versatile (and cheap):
Corduroy Jacket – “So…” brand found at Goodwill $5 Grey short-sleeved turtleneck – “Love Lola” brand Dillard’s $11 Jeans – AE hipster $39 Black square toe ballet flats – “Mossimo” Target $20 I may not always know the costs on the outfits but on this one I do.
Let me know what you think. 🙂