Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ok, so already I am having quite a day. I am trying to decompress a bit by posting this before I get back to work. I went to goodwill the other day with the intent of buying clothes, which is something I haven't done in a while. For a long time goodwill has been for records and books pretty much exclusively, but I was pleasantly surprised by the shopping success I had, and I wanted to share my finds with you. First, shoes:
It was love at first sight for me with those sweet leather shoes in the top photo, but unfortunately they are not super great for walking in. I wore them to the gym, which is about 10 blocks from my house, and they really tore my poor little heels up. Maybe they'll stretch out? Does leather do that? I hope so because I think the shoes are so cute and they are like new. It would be such a shame if I couldn't wear them. The shoes in the second picture are super squishy soft comfy granny shoes that I think are rad but that Steve made a bad face about. He doesn't care for them. And then the Maui slides, which I just couldn't resist, they are too much fun.
Okay, now sweaters:
Sorry for the color in all these photos, they were all taken in the evening with all our energy saving lightbulbs on and I'm not sure how to make them look less yellow. Anyhow, this is made from a super scratchy wool and reminds me of a fisherman's sweater. It is in really nice shape except for one tiny hole, but I am actually a fan of a tiny hole or two.
I used to have quite a few cardigans similar to this one, in several different colors, but I eventually parted ways with them all, and now feel some regret about that. So I was glad to find this sweet white one, and was further glad because I have really been pining for a crew neck cardigan (all of the cardigans I currently own are v-necks.)
I'm really excited about this sweater. I know the picture is a little crazy, but it is the perfect shade of red for me. And...
Fancy, right? This sweater is in such great condition that I think it had probably never been worn. I'm thinking, based on the look of the label, that it is 70s or 80s vintage? But I really am no expert, I'd love to hear anybody else's opinion.
Ok, my last find is this blazer:
Which I am not positive about. The colors are not so electric as they appear in this photo, they are more pastel-ly and the jacket has a kind of 1910s Salad Days feel to it. But it is still pretty colorful and bold and I am not sure if I could pull it off. Also, I'm not sure what shirt I would wear under it. So, it is a little iffy. But I am pretty fond of it.
And that's it! Pretty successful for my first time goodwill shopping in a while, right?

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