Sunday School and Church where I'll sing with the "Praise Team" this morning.
I realize my "look" doesn't change a lot. I am wearing a three-strand pearl necklace that I think goes well with the pearlized buttons on my pinkish sweater. Everything you see was purchased at a thrift store.
Somehow I never tire of black. When I took the "seasonal" color inventory years ago and discovered I was "winter", I was confirmed in this preference. At times I call this combination my "uniform". Whether worn with denim or tan, I feel comfortable when I wear black. I hope it's not TOO dreary for others.
I can't get enough of them! I found this one - a corduroy - in a thrift store in Gridley, IL. (This happens to be the town in which I attended elementary school!) I tried it on this morning and can see from the photo that I need to wear different shoes when leaving the house.
My out-of-the-state thrifting excursions Monday and Tuesday netted these four belts. Three at a dime each; one for $.35. I look forward to incorporating them into my wardrobe. I've been looking for a way to introduce some pink into my outfits, and this seems like a good starting point!
Sunday School and Worship this morning. Out to eat for dinner?
"...to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit...that HE may be glorified..." (Isaiah 61:3)
That's right! Bought at this past week's bag sale ($5/bag), the blouse and skirt were each $.16. I paired this outfit with brown shoes (also thrifted, like new) and a gold necklace with gold earrings. I carried a brown purse, also thrifted.
Recently, I came across these statements about mature style...
Clothing is means of portraying yourself in the world and the biggest mistake you can make is miscommunicating who you are or simply not doing yourself justice.
There is something about looking more elegant and poised in the autumn of your life; relegating those cheap, whimsical purchases to the past and going for a more mature, polished look.
I found this entire article interesting and helpful. To the first paragraph, I offer my additional thought: Clothing ALSO portrays the priority in my life – Jesus Christ and my eternal relationship with Him. It would be a “big mistake” to miscommunicate HIM! To fail to do HIM justice would be wrong.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever.Amen.” (I Peter 4:10-11)
Morning walk, chores around house, "candle party" at a friend's home this evening. Thrifted skirt
Thrifted white blouse
Thrifted denim vest Thrifted white belt
I bought the skirt a while ago thinking it was fabric - the kind old draperies were made from. I liked the color and pattern. When I got it home I discovered it was a home-made skirt, complete with metal zipper! It was a little small for me, but I am now able to wear it. I like this combination!
(Black, brown, white, and blue are my neutral colors.)
...of thrift, that is. Our local St. Vincent De Paul store had a bag sale this afternoon. That means all the clothes you can stuff in a bag for $5. With 31 items in it, I paid around $.16 per item. I will be modeling and showing many of them in the coming days. I actually started filling space with several good pairs of tights for granddaughters and 2 little boy's clip on ties (just in case).
Among the remaining pieces are are skirts (4 of them), a pair of black slacks, several tops, a beautiful black sweater, a pullover vest, and a long button down jean dress/jacket that I think I can put to good use layering. I had hoped to find a belt or two - but not this time!
Thrifted vintage dress
Navy blue, Abby Kent, New York
The details on this dress are amazing. The cap sleeves have a cut away dart in them; the original buttons and belt and pockets give it style. The dress is well sewn and the fabric soft. I recently replaced a hook (eye still there) at the waistline. I wore it on a hot Sunday morning a few weeks ago and will wear it again with a jacket in cooler weather.