Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mushroom Kingdom

 Thrfting is a sport. I literally work up a sweat hauling about the massive pile of clothes, protecting my treasure pile from thieving hipsters (and old ladies), and trying on 25 items to come away with perhaps 3.  A huge chunk of the reason to get all sweaty and trying on clothes without a dressing room in public is the rush you get when you FIND something. Or when you find SOMETHING. Either way, EXCITEMENT. In the case of this sweater, I found SOMETHING. the second I laid eyes on this treasure, NOTHING else in my cart mattered. I would have elbowed a hipster right between the eyes to protect it. Not once did this glorious garment leave my shaking grasp before I checked out. I can't recall anything else that came home with me that day. There is a distinct possibility that upon finding my precious, I abandoned the stack that previously I had protected so adamantly, and gone straight to the register.  So I was extremely grateful for a few chilly days to be able to don the fun fungus jumper. In all likelihood, and sadness, this amazing piece will have to hang out in my closet for 6 or so months before I'm really going to be able to wear it again. 

Sweater: Vintage Thrifted
Blouse: Limited Thrifted
Skirt: Vintage Thrifted
Belt: Fry Thrifted
Tights: Forever 21
Shoes: Seychelles
Jewelry: Corvidae

 Warmer days are moving in, and my feet are itching (not literally. eww.)  to get into some sandals, but secretly, I will miss my sweaters and tights until fall. I think I may need to relocate to a cooler climate.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

The End Of Winter

 HOLY CRAP, I'm behind. I have seriously been lacking in the time department. We have been so busy with moving Beadlush to a new location, that my daily routine has not had any room for blogging. But our lovely new home is (mostly) complete and I've found a few minuets to post. 

After the meekest winter I have ever experienced in NC, spring just didn't seen to want to come. The groundhog seriously misread his shadow this year. We spent the entirety of March in cold to chilly conditions (but still no real snow). The good news about extended chilliness is I get to layer for longer! Now at the end of April it's reaching a more typical Hot and humid Charlotte spring, but I still had this photo set to post. And I loved this outfit! This dress has a very low V-neck, which isn't usually my thing, and not great for cold weather. Layering to the rescue! My standby of a collared shirt and cardigan made this a bit more cozy. Add a contesting scarf, and this ended up being one of my favorite outfits this winter.

 Dress: Thrifted
Blouse: Also Thrifted
Cardigan: Forever 21
Tights: Betsy Johnson
Boots: Seychelles
Scarf: Arden B
Jewelry: Corvidae Jewelry

Hopefully, I'll have some more time for creating and posting soon.