Monday, January 7, 2013
The mystery of the blotchy legs
F21 Officer Jacket (thrifted)
JCP Lace Dress
Old Navy Scarf
Kardashian for Sears Belt
Urban Vibe Spike Bracelet and AE Leather Bracelet
Vintage Ruby Ring and Vintage Sapphire Band
Salvatore Ferragamo Pumps (thrifted)
Michael Kors Leather Handbag (thrifted)
Mystery solved: I just really like weird tights. I bruise really easily and after a week of messing around with the horses, there's not much of a difference between my legs with the tights on or off.
There's only been two items that I've ever regretted putting back at the thrift store. The first was a cashmere Theroy dress(stupidity, I know) and a pair of vintage Ferragamos. I talked myself out of the Ferragamos by saying they weren't my style and I would never wear then and they'd just collect dust in the closet. I put them back, thought about them all night and by the next day they were gone. Since then I've kept my eye out for another pair and I got incredibly lucky a few months ago when I found this navy pair. They're usually my go-to shoes for shorter skirts and dresses, but I seem to only ever wear them on days when I don't take pictures.
Finding amazing items like this is why I shop at second hand stores, I can't afford to buy cashmere new or expensive shoes like these but because of thrift stores, I have the possibly of finding beautiful, classic items. I spend the same amount of money that I could spend at Walmart and I come away with garments that will last for years, I help recycle and Wells Fargo's fellow antichrist doesn't get a single dime. That's a win-win.
I know, I'm rambling tonight. There was a 7.5 earthquake Saturday but we didn't even feel it up here in the interior. I called a few friends who do live along the coast to make sure they were all doing well and they all were pretty thankful that only little waves came out of it. It's been a few years since we've had a decent sized one in the interior but after two big ones along the coast in the same amount of months, everyone's getting their earthquake kits together. Alaska's fairly well prepared when it comes to the earthquakes and they usually don't affect us that much, but you just never know. Everyone worries mostly about the roads being damaged and our supply chain for the state being interrupted since the majority of our food comes up by trucks. (Most of the food for Alaska is imported, so it's a bad thing if the roads get damaged.) We've been lucky though and everyone is thankful Alaska hasn't had to face the problems that other earthquake prone areas have been facing lately.