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Friday, November 21, 2008
Late last week we had some amazingly gorgeous weather. One night was so warm that Lucas, Clover (our lil' night-owl), and I went out for a walk at 10pm, no jackets or sweaters required, to the store to get ice cream bars. There was even a warm wind blowing, very rare for the middle of November, it was somewhat surreal.
It has since chilled again, but this was an outfit I wore earlier this week, towards the end of the run of warm days. It's 100% thrifted and yup, still wearing my new favorite hat :) The vintage skirt and sweater are new finds that I got on the same day from different thrift stores. The skirt was $1.50 from the Salvation Army and the sweater $3 from the Welfare League Thrift. I love how their shapes work together and how the sweater picks up that raspberry shade in the plaid skirt.
Perhaps Indian Summer was subconsciously on my mind when I picked out my Native American accessories. The beaded headband worn as a bracelet is newly thrifted from Sacks ($6) and the 50 cent medicine bag I found at the flea market over the Summer has been mentioned before.
The skirt is made of the softest, lightest cotton ever and has a couple of interesting features. One being the tagline on the label: 'SOME LEADERS ARE BORN WOMEN' (you've gotta love those vintage taglines :). What does that even mean? It almost sounds a little demeaning, as if such an occurrence were as rare as a warm night in November ;)
The other being the fact that it has only one pocket. Don't get me wrong, one pocket is better than no pockets, but it's still a bit odd. Perhaps it was thought that the leader who would be wearing it (who by some strange twist of fate just happened to have been born a woman) would have had far too many responsibilities to be standing around with BOTH hands in her pockets, who knows, it's still a lovely skirt :)