Denim shirt? Gap
Tank? Majestic, Winners
Shorts? French Connection, Winners
Belt? Michael Kors, Winners
I rarely shop online. My thrifting already accounts for a large part of our country's stimulus spending package and if I were to get hooked to the ease of online shopping, I could do a lot of damage. I can't afford that addiction... Besides, I like to feel the fabrics, try on different sizes and do the math of extra discounts on red stickers in my head before I walk up to the cash register in triumph. I want to touch it before I buy it.
The problem with finding things online is that you never know 100% what you are getting yourself into until it may be too late. That awesome guy whose profile reads that he loves the environment and volunteers by cleaning up litter, may just be doing community service hours... And that's why, when my family was looking for a cottage rental, I was a little nervous about finding something online. But we booked something that seemed to fit all our needs. We arrived this week (don't worry, the homestead and the herd of cats are being supervised diligently) and I was pleasantly surprised with the cottage. It's pretty awesome! The location is just off a huge beach (and we've had great weather!) but the cottage itself is so charming... Apparently, the owners have an antique shop and live here most of the year, so it's very well maintained and decorated with quaint items that I will resist stealing. There's an old sewing machine randomly placed in the yard, old portraits of chubby, sombre children on the wall and a tree stump side table ... love that. But best of all, when we were choosing bedrooms, we got the one with the mountain landscape wallpapered unto the wall. Because it's so bad that it's good. I can have a nap on the beach or in the Rocky Mountains. Life is good!
PS. Yeah! Holland is in the World Cup finals! I have diligently been wearing my orange wig but some piranhas ate it while I was swimming at the beach. Crazy...