Tank top – old / Giant Tiger
Floral scarf – thrifted
Linen skirt – thrifted / Armani
Flip flops – Old Navy / my mom’s

Nowhere near appropriate for a day or tramping around in the country with a dog (or 3) BUT it was warm out and I couldn’t resist putting on this (Armaniiiiiiiiii, liiiiiiiiiiinen) skirt (made in IIIIIIIIIItaly) I found at the church last time (for under 5 dollaaaaaaaaas). Not that I’m bragging of course. Though if it makes you feel better, I got it all dirty and even spilled some salsa on it. I really shouldn’t be allowed in public (without a bib).


Click on images to see the item in the shop

Two shop updates in 2 weeks – I’m on a roll! Despite the sarcastic tone I wrote that in, I am happy that this probably marks¬† the most items I’ve had in the shop at one time. I started selling on etsy in 2009 but it’s always been a side thing I did when I found an awesome piece that didn’t fit me or that just wasn’t my style. Lately I’ve been trying harder to fill the ‘shelves’ and ‘racks’ (aka boxes in my apartment) with one of a kind pieces. It’s really tough to change your ME ME ME mindset when in a thrift store after so many years. I try to find items that remind me of current trends, classic pieces or that I feel could be rocked by someone with more daring style than me. (Or with slightly wider shoulders or hips)

Now I try to go through EVERY rack and inside every dusty box to find those treasures. Trust me, they are hours WELL spent for me. (I get giddy when I’m within eye sight of a thrift store and have to stop myself from running full speed to the door)¬† I keep a more open mind and look for the potential in everything. Probably a side effect of being a hoarder – I think everything has potential.

Side note: I am not a fan of fur (I won’t eat them, I definitely won’t wear them) but I bought the above fur stole in a moment of weakness for the shop a long time ago and I just want it to find a new home. Don’t get me wrong, I find the stole BEAUTIFUL, I just can’t do it.


Striped top – Alfred Sung for Zellers
Black leather skirt – Thrifted (Danier)
Knee high socks – gift
Shoes – Thrifted (Zara)

I bought this skirt over a year ago and it’s been sitting in my closet waiting ever since. Well it finally made it’s debut. I LOVE this skirt. The detailing at the top, the high waist, the length & the texture (it’s not as shiny in real life). But I constantly debated if a leather skirt was work appropriate. I decided it was, only took about 15 months to make that decision…

I really like high waist skirts that give the illusion that I actually have curves. And you can’t really tell in the photo but the socks have subtle vertical stripes. Hey, when in Rome?