Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 135: Thrifty Thursday: The Fabric of My Life

I'll have to admit, I don't know when to use the term "shirt" "blouse" "top" "boob cover up"...I mean, what's the difference? Is there a correct term?

I guess if I had to call anything I own a "blouse" it would be this garment right here. I think it is so feminine for some reason...well for my closet. Its pink! I never wear pink. However, there was just something about it that I liked, turns out not the most flattering cut, but with the right necklace it looks pretty cute. It should probably be paired with something equally as girlie, say, a skirt...I just didn't have the strength today!

I got this handmade woven cotton "shirt" last month in Charleston on Megs and I's "Hurricane Goodwill Shopping Day". What a great day that was with an old friend of mine, if I could only just put that day on replay for awhile.....

Shoes: Mom's Closet, Shorts: Old Navy $12, Top: Goodwill $3, Necklace: Made by moi, Bracelet: Gift from mom (lil boutique in Mt Vernon, IL)

I made this necklace ages ago with a simple copper chain (from Michaels) and old earrings, knickknacks, I think I even dismantled an old keychain..the result was pretty cute. Only downfall: impossible not to get tangled, blame the craftsmanship! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 134: My Way or the Broadway

Just out and about on a little walk down Broadway yesterday (I have so much free time on my hands its ridiculous!)
This is the Mayan theater, 3 blocks from my house...they show independent films and documentaries, I've sadly never been inside :(

A rather beautiful rug hanging in front of one of the shops

One of my favorite shops on Broadway, they house independent jewelry designers here (sigh...someday)

This would be the scene of most of my thrifty crimes...and the place that stole over half of my paycheck over the course of a year.

This is just a random wall on an abandoned building...I just wanted to photograph the colors.

a random little mural on the random little wall.

lots of antique furniture crowding the sidewalks these days....oh how I drool.

My favorite little knickknack store of all time. They also have a back boutique of very cute (but very expensive) clothes.

front window display of Decade

I have a huge lady boner for this table.
Why I love the neighborhood in which I live:

There is this little thing called convenience I never knew as a child. I grew up in a small town, well calling it "small" is being rather nice, "tiny" or "minuscule" would be a better word. You had to drive 15 or so miles just to buy a carton of milk, so a trip to the grocery store was more like stockpiling for the future.
Things I have within walking distance: 
  • Goodwill: Of course I would list this first, can throw a rock from my front porch and hit it (well if you were a MLB player you could) 
  • Library: Although it is small, and sometimes stinky it still houses all that I need: popular novels, free somewhat current DVDs (and documentaries), and in my recent case: job hunting help books. 
  • Famous Pizza: Granted it is not the best slice I have ever had, but it serves a purpose, open til 2am, frankly any pizza will be the best pizza you've ever had at 2am
  • K-Mart: I think, sadly, that K-Mart has gotten a bad reputation over the years (I think after that comment "K-Mart sucks" in Rain Man its never recovered) granted mine is  a tad ghetto, and a tad overpriced, but it is convenient and has everything a girl could need to keep her small apartment running. (sidenote: K-Mart has super cute clothes, purses, and accessories, who knew?!)
  • Albertson's Grocery Store: Once again, I have learned sometimes you trade quality and low prices for convenience. This grocery store is not my favorite, the produce is always crappy, and everything seems to be overpriced. However, it serves the purpose of being close when you discover you are out of butter and you are making a ridiculously rich cream sauce!
  • Seven Eleven: No need to explain the importance of a 7/11 in times of deep chocolate attacks
  • Multiple Bars and Restaurants: From sushi, to dive bars, to yuppie hipster places, to gay bars, whatever you are in to, Broadway has it all
  • TS Snowboard Shop: Need I say more? 
Well that is just an overview, thanks for joining me on today's episode of "Why Living on Broadway Is Awesome-Possum"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 133: Yikes! Stripes!

Flippies: Old Navy $5, Skirt: Old Navy $8, Tank: F21 $2.50, Denim Shirt: Wal-Mart (Miley Cyrus) $5

 After closer inspection of this skirt....I've decided it might give some of you a mild seizure. I have always been a big fan of gray and yellow together, but for some reason this flying "V" on my lower half is just not that flattering.

Had absolutely no motivation to fix the hair, or put on the necessary amount of makeup, or any accessories, bare minimum today. 

I did, however, get a few cat calls while riding my bike down the sketchy end of Broadway....still got it peoples! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 132: A Good In-VEST-ment

I don't know if any of you have ever had the pleasure of  checking out Kendi at Kendi Everyday, but I believe her to be fabulous, and one of my ultimate blog crushes. Her style is just awesome, and you gotta love that photographer hubby of hers (you can tell she doesn't have to go through the pain of a tripod like I do).

Anyways, she wears this army green vest, that is spectacular, and I have finally found something similar. Thank you Old Navy, sometimes you really surprise me.

Kendi is my inspiration Monday...hope she doesn't mind.

Shoes: Steve Madden, Mom's Closet, Skirt: Goodwill (F21) $3, Tank: F21 $2.50, Vest: Old Navy, Gift from Mom ($25)

Lariat Necklace: Goody's $10, a new love of mine

Not sure what is up with my face today...I have some sort of a scowl that is not real flattering.  Lets focus on the outfit portion of the photos today, shall we?

Ah, Monday....nobody likes you. Just sayin'.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 131: I Should be Cut-Off from my Cut-offs!

Yes, I realize it is almost fall and is probably time to put away the cut-off shorts, I don't wanna! I don't wanna! I don't wanna! (insert annoying 2 year old stomping feet and rolling around on the ground voice)  

This outfit just screams, "I love 'Merica!" Maybe a tad too matchy-matchy with the boots...but I loves them! I scored them at the Goodwill with my momma when she was in town, and sadly, they only made it out of my closet a few times! Oddly enough I bought the shirt when I was with her as well..she brings out the excellent shopper in me. 

I'm not quite sure whats going on in the sock department here...they are very 70's and don't really go with the vibe of this outfit at all...oh well, rolling with it!

Now on with my predicament....see this...

see that hole between the coffee maker and the microwave? Yep, that's where the toaster used to be. Which I was under the strong impression that it was MY toaster, my roommate has convinced me otherwise, as she has packed up EVERYTHING in the kitchen that is hers  leaving me with an overall feeling of inadequate-ness. I mean, geez when all my stuff is spread out, I don't have a pot to piss in! (well I do have a pot but it was handed down from God knows who and from God knows where in my life)

So, that being said, I am off to the Goodwill to fill the hole! (realistically I just wanted an excuse to go over there as I haven't been all month! I've been such a good-Goodwill avoider!) Is it gross to buy a used toaster? The only thing people should be putting in there is bread, right? I guess you can by a new one for under 10 bucks these days, I just like to re-use when I can! Its the eco-chic-ness in me.

But absolutely, under no circumstances, am I allowed to by anything else....just browsing.....(HA HA HA HA HA HA, I am effin hilarious if I actually think I will put THAT off)

Anyways hope there will be some awesome treasures to share! Have a great week-a-ma-end everyone!

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