Knit skirt? h&m
Socks? Matt's (one of the best parts of being married is the increase in sock availability)
Shoes? V. Camuto , Winners B
Bone bracelet? Goodwill auction
Earrings? farmer's market
I think I threw on everything neutral I own and called it an outfit... white tee, black skirt, grey socks, olive jacket, tan shoes (olive and tan are neutrals, right?)... and I like how it turned out. Actually, I love how it turned out. These are my new shoes, the ones I bought to ease the pain of missing Jess' show. When I look at their perfect colour and pretty studs, the traffic nightmare of this weekend seems so far away.
In other news, I'm on a shopping freeze until December 1st. Don't laugh, I know it's just over a month but that's a long time for this girl. There are brave souls like, Already Pretty and The Small Fabric of my Life, who put themselves on much longer shopping bans (pause for applause), but I don't know if I could do that... My biggest challenge will be to simply stay out of Talize and Winners because if I go in, I always find amazing deals and it feels more sinful to leave such good stuff behind than to actually buy it. I just need to take a break because...
a) money...blah, blah, blah... I don't really need to explain. We have a mortgage, another tree had to be cut down in our backyard before it fell into our neighbour's shed, my car window is stuck but sometimes it gets unstuck and falls off the tracks into the door and I should probably get that fixed before it happens in a snowstorm... all kinds of fun stuff.
b) I need to organize my closet before I add more crap to it and it explodes. In a few weeks I'll have time to go through the wilderness that is my closet and figure out what to keep, donate or consign. Besides I have a huge bag full of stuff from Talize that I haven't had time to handwash or drop off at the dry cleaners yet. I'm a clothes glutton.
c) I actually think shopping gives me a high and that's creepy...
There will be only two exceptions...
1. If Talize has a 50% off sale... too good to miss...
2. Going thrifting with my dad. It's our little tradition but if we go, I'll stay away from clothes and make it more about quality time than stuffed shopping bags:)