Monday, November 30, 2015

Weekly thrift

My thrifting adventures continue...

Here are a few things I wished had fit.

These T-strapes are adorable, but regrettably, half a size too small :(
I tried them on, anyway, because sizing is erratic, and occasionally, an 8 will fit.

I really like the navy bow blouse, but it was too big.  I knew better than to bring the wine v-neck pullover into the dressing room, I always look like I'm swimming in this style.  On rare occasionally, a belt will work.  I will bring one along, next time.  

 This quilted vest looked promising for cold weather layering, but I couldn't move my arms with a sweater underneath, so I passed.  The Fair Isle style sweater is similar to one I tried on during a previous shop, which I wish I had brought home. So I tried this one.  But the oatmeal color was just blah on me.

I did purchase a few things, though, and this is one of them.  It's the first mix into my wardrobe of this striped top by Liz Claiborne.  

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Zara opens

I'm excited that a Zara store recently opened in my area mall, so I went to check it out.  I am a fan of Zara designs, but their presence is not that well established in the US, yet, in brick and mortar stores.   since  I'm not a big online shopper, unless I am well acquainted with the quality and sizing idiosyncrasies of the store, it was great to see Zara up close and in person.  The store did not disappoint.  I love the animal prints on these tops

and this cute, whimsical acrobatic dancer print.

Another favorite, was this ornate, geometric print.

I also liked the fit and weave of these cropped trousers.

I think I might be received one or two to this items for my birthday, yeah!
The only thing I didn't like about this shiny new store, with three connected store-fronts, (men, women and kids sections), was the dressing rooms.  They were very tiny, and disorienting, with mirrors all around bouncing your reflection all over the place, like a fun house!  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Late for Thanksgiving

I am late in preparing for Thanksgiving.  Yikes!  The weeks just slipped by.  I am usually more on top of it. Aside from not having done the grocery shopping, yet, I have not thought about the decor, either.  I must get moving!  Since we have moved twice in as many years, the holiday decor tends to be the first to be culled as unnecessary.   This is all I have to work with: 

My shopping trips have not turned up much inspiration, since the retailers are already into Christmas, full swing!

So it looks like DIY it is.

Since I like any opportunity to play with food, this is adorable:

And this looks like a simple and pretty solution for our round dining table that can be made from things mostly already around the house:

I found both of these ideas on Pinterest.