Archive for February, 2009

Making Outfits

library-outfit According to blogs and lifestyle news articles, we’re all dipping way back into our closets instead of going out to buy new pieces for our wardrobes. I’ve been reusing old pieces, not only for the sake of thrift, but because I can’t seem to find good replacements. But lately, I’ve really gotten into trying to make new outfits inspired by photos or inspiration boards I see on the internet. This one I call mahogany library, inspired by a board on Snippet and Ink. (Don’t get the impression I have any interest in weddings, which are featured on Snippet and Ink, I just love color and this blog plays with it better than any other I read!) The brown skirt is from Avenue, seems to be irreplaceable and I’ve worn it probably twice a week for the last NINE years! The mahogany/wine corduroy Lee shirt was a gift from my sister, the black tee shirt is a standby from Target and I made the tie especially for the outfit so it had a bookish feel! I include the shoes, very weary worn, I know, but they have been amazingly comfortable and long lasting for the last nine years too…..my first pair of Ecco shoes.  Here’s a close up, and the Snippet and Ink board that inspired me. Cheap thrills, huh?!

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It could be worse!

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No, this is not what it looks like outside my sliding glass door right now! But even though the snow is melted away, things are still brown, dirty looking and it’s “bloody cold outside” (in best pirate voice, or something). So, I have to remind myself that it could be worse. It’s not 20 below zero F, I am not scraping snow and ice off my car and my non-winter shoes are not getting full of snow every time I step out the door. The days are getting longer and I can hear the birds starting their mating chatter in the mornings, so spring can’t be too far off!

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