A few scores at the thrift store this month have prompted me to do a bit of cleaning out. Someone evidently has my style at the boutique in the thrift store, as I found several designer quality things in my size recently. I love White House Black Market clothes, and it is nice to see Ann Taylor Loft and Liz Claiborne as well. At just $5, so how could I resist?
I have been actively trying to add more prints in my wardrobe as I tend to buy solid shells and black cardigans. These two pieces with a bit of metallic gold will work for our monthly club dinners as well as fancier parties for the holidays.
I loved this soft green with the embroidered flowers. I’ll wear it with jeans and a white shell.
Of course, I cannot pass the dish section without giving it a look, and found these Pier 1 plates. I wish there had been four, but the price was too good to pass up for two. In the craft section, I found some stick-on rhinestones for making cards, and a neat ‘mirror-image’ stamp. It has a flat rubber stamp on the back. You ink up your stamp, press it to the flat rubber then stamp with it, and it makes a mirror image of your stamp. I’ll be playing with this soon.
Another couldn’t resist find, this set of a sparkly red shell and jacket. We are doing the Christmas parade again this year with the Mini Cooper club, and this will do nicely for that. Plus, it will work for the Valentine’s day dress up event next year. I’ll wear the pieces separately breaking up the set. The shell will go with a black sweater or the white one above, and I’ll use a white or black shell with the jacket. Breaking up sets make them wearable for today and not look dated.
On Valentine’s day, I found these heart shaped dishes on sale for 75% off. Couldn’t turn that down at $2 for all six!
In keeping with my goal of reducing overall, I pulled some older dishes and seven clothing items out of my closet to donate back. I need to do another closet clean out, and you can see my method on What’s In YOUR Closet? It is time consuming, but you’ll end up with more things you like and fewer things just taking up space when you are done. You can tackle just a little at a time to make it easier, like doing five items a day until you work your way through. It is funny that I wrote this four years ago, and now Marie Kondo on Tidying Up is advocating much the same. I am enjoying her show, and her methods of storage are interesting. I go a bit further than does it ‘spark joy’ though, it also has to fit. There have been many things in my closet that I loved, but couldn’t really wear as the fit wasn’t right, or it had cap sleeves that don’t look good on me. So out those things went.
Anything coming in or going out at your house?
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