Whoaaa have I been doing chores or what?! Hint: I totally have. My tires are now full of air. The Linn County offices have been visited (and I have been snarked at by an official). The bank saw my face today. Taxes are about to be done. I sent my sewing machine off to the doctor with a gentle little pat for good luck. The apartment is clean thanks to a productive Sunday.
These obnoxious feats are accomplished, generally, with the promise of a reward. Today's prize was a stop at the Goodwill across the street from the Linn Co. offices, where I bought some new summer gear despite the fact that we are moving in about 3 months...and I know how much I hate moving all the crap I already own.
I will rationalize this behavior in the following way: big city thrifting is more expensive and less fruitful than Cedar Rapids thrifting. Thus, it is essential I get my fill in while I can.
Top: Thrifted, covered in hearts, $1.50
Jeans: Clearance rack, $5.00
Earrings: Rusty La Rue (can be found here), $7.50
Shoes: Not pictured, nasty Keds, gift from the boo
Hair: a hilarious, top-of-my-head disaster
Approximate Total: $14.00
A: On par with the return of my affection for the ballerina aesthetic. The yearning for sheers, pinks, frills, and lace is never too far away from me. The back has a giant sheer bow to tie, but doesn't quite zip up. This will either be fixed with the impending bike rides to come, or with the sewing machine. $.25
B: Salmon Cherokee brand jumper, loose-fitted like I want all of my jumpers to be. Perfect for rolling around in the grass. $2.38
C: Helllooo, thick, pasty legs! I can't tell if this is supposed to be a costume or not. Originally a one-piece, I already snipped up the crotch, ready to be sewn into a dress once my Janome is feeling better. Major pilot/military details like epaulets blur the line between costume and casual. I'mma wear the crap out of this! $5.00
D: 100% silk, vintage with its tags still attached--originally $200! The only wrap-around I've ever found that actually fits just as it's supposed to--the buttons meet all of their matching holes without tugging OR sagging. The colors are a dream come true. Now it's all a matter of going somewhere fancy...$5.00
E: Not shown, but included in my $18.00 thrift bill: a string of plastic air-stream trailer party lights, a mug with a photo of a poodle for my collection (a collection of photo mugs, NOT a collection of poodles), a 25cent belt, a 25cent coogi/cosby sweater to gift, and a heart frame to fill with doodles for Jake.