|I also wanted to tell you about the shoes in this photo, but this post is getting quite long and shoe-heavy, so I'll keep that for another time.|
Also: messy bedroom, oh well.
|Still unable to smile, but you probably wouldn't have smiled either if you had seen the state of my half-homemade tripod.|
|"I should probably sit on that chair and look less ridiculous, but it wouldn't allow me to show off my dress/shoes/whatever properly."|
About a year and a half ago, Jessica was kind enough to send me a simple shift dress pattern. When I finally got around sewing the dress and setting up my sewing machine properly, one move later, I simply (stupidly) couldn't find it anywhere. I fortunately found a pattern (Butterick B5415) for a similar dress while visiting my hometown, and got to work as soon as I got back home. I pulled out some extra supplies from my storage trunk only to find... Jessica's pattern I had been looking for. So I ended up following a bit of both, cutting from the Butterick, and adjusting it (longer, slimmer sleeves, shorter length). Next time, I don't think I'll bother putting a zipper on it though.
I wore the above outfit on Monday, and it includes some of my favourite items as of late. Thick bamboo tights from American Apparel, a 1960s mohair cardigan/jacket from Local23 (I had been looking for one for quite a while), my new dress, my mother's old belt (which I wear almost daily), and probably one of my favourite thrift shop finds EVER, the green loafers (only worn inside for now, mind you, it's too cold out to wear anything else than boots).
Actually, I really need to tell you about those Moreschi olive green loafers.I found them at my favourite thrift shop which, in spite of all the great items it always contains, is usually not so good when it comes to shoes. I was a bit disappointed to see they were a size 5 1/2, but I decided to take them for the shop anyway, as they were too good to pass up. But then, they looked a tad bigger than a 5 1/2, so I tried them on: they fit perfectly and very comfortably my size 7 feet! They were simply very small men's shoes! They were priced at 20$ (not a thrift shop price at all, but you know how some charity shops have certain new items at higher prices?), and I thought it was still worth it: they were unworn, had a not-even-tried-on leather outsole, one of them was ever so slightly faded, but it was barely noticeable. Upon inspecting them further, I found the original price tag: 390$. And when I got to the cash register, I had this little exchange with the cashier:
Her: "Do they fit?"
Her: "Well, as long as you don't try and return them."
Me: "I won't!"
Her: "Ok, so they'll be 5 dollars."
As I said, best thrift shop find, ever.
I think that was my best charity shop experience so far, and that's a lot to say as my experience is quite extensive. If you don't mind my further bragging, I might show you other items I found in another post.