Or, Ask Me How Much I Paid for These Shoes
Yes, I’ve been MIA, or not very visible on th’ blog, social media, or anything digital-related. That’s right, I haven’t even checked my email. And I think there’s some snail mail ’round here, like a package from Patti
that I saved to open this week. I love prezzies, but I like to savor the anticipation of opening them.
We received less than a week’s notice of The Teen’s Make-A-Wish
trip to San Francisco, so we threw all our cares and woes, along with our fave jeans, into our suitcases and just went. We had no WiFi in the hotel, but we had the most awesome vacation ever. In a weird twist of travel fate, I’m going back to San Francisco this week for a long-planned business conference.
I guess I am a shoe tease.
I think these Aerosoles look like Seychelles and Fluevogs had a love child.
Then last week was the first week of The Teen’s pre-bone marrow transplant workup. It took me several long but unaccepted comments on friends’ blogs to realize the Internet is sketchy at our new home away from home. My laws, it seemed like every doctor in the place looked at everything. The Teen was totally a trooper the entire time. I know getting a scope stuck up my nose, and er, the snot sucked outta me (not a sentence I ever expected to write) would have made me squeal like a big fat sissy.
The Deets: Connected Apparel Abstract Faux Wrap Dress (Amazon with gift card, no longer available); Aerosole pumps (thrifted); plastic beads (Goodwill $1)
I’m in a plastic beads stage, happily hunting for vintage costume necklaces, in, uh, yeah, plastic. It’s a nice inexpensive hobby for my Almost No Shopping Ban a/k/a How Much Trouble Can You Get in for $20 a Month (I’ll explain in another post).
These beads are actually multi-whites but I couldn’t capture the subtleties.
So if you guessed these Aerosole pumps, a brand I’ve always referred to as high-heeled sneakers for the office, were initially $30 at one of our better local consignment shops, but rang up at $5.90, you are right. The cashier and I were both delighted. These guys were barely, if ever, worn.
I’m also joining the stunning fashionistas at Not Dead Yet Style’s weekly feature, Visible Monday. Patti is the best, and it’s always an honor to hang with such inspiring peeps sharing great style for real people.
You really can buy great clothes for work on an extremely limited budget. What’s your fave place to score clothes for work? So far, Goodwill is being really good to me.