The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
So many of you have told me that GoodWill (GW Boutique), Salvation Armani (Army), thrift, and consignment stores haven’t yielded satisfactory results for you. I dunno, but GW Boutique and Salvation Armani have been especially good to me lately.
So much so that you’re likely to see 90% of my clothes in future posts are from GoodWill and Salvation Armani. Man, you know if we had one of those Value Villages some of you guys talk about, I’d be all over that like white on rice.
People ask me all the time, “How do you find anything in your size?” That’s one of the reasons I’ve been such a frequent secondhand customer lately, to find clothes that actually fit my smaller figure. I’m deadly patient, and will look through all the sizes, because so many clothes are hung in the wrong sizes, sizing varies greatly by manufacturer, and vintage clothing tends to run small. I’m also always on the lookout for clothes or accessories I think my blogger buddies (at least the ones whose sizes and addresses I know) might like. I also enjoy looking at interesting clothing and imagining the previous wearers.
I’ma give ya the heads up on a couple of changes you’ll see on the blog. I’m working on my indoor photography, because the winter light is so short, we have a lot of rain, and it is so cold outside. I’m the first to admit I’m mostly like a lizard who can’t tolerate cold temps for more than about 30 seconds before I start shivering and whining. Nice, I know.
Also, I thought for my 50th birthday which is soon-ish I’d get a professional but honest head shot, no re-touching of wrinkles or jowls or that weird turkey neck. You may think I don’t notice that my face is sometimes a little unfocused in pics, and yeah, lots of peeps my age don’t want their close-up, but I do notice that. I just don’t fix it. But I have a pretty good camera, and I’m going to include more close-ups in future posts to: 1) prove I do not have Photo-Shop; and 2) learn to embrace my face of five decades.
We had an incredible Sunday afternoon seeing The Blind Boys of Alabama live in concert. They’ve done several collaborations with Ben Harper, and even though Ben wasn’t there today, they still killed it on “There Will Be A Light.”
P.S. If I’m not the most visible at Patti’s weekly feature of “Visible Monday” at Not Dead Yet Style, I’ma be real disappointed. I mean, look at this sweater. P.S. I did not see Patti’s post until after I’d finished this one.