2 days ago
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
On Halloween afternoon, I took a trip to the thrift store in a last minute attempt to help Lucas out with his lack-of-costume-dilemma. As you know, I was not successful in finding him the perfect costume; however, I WAS successful in finding myself the perfect vintage hooded sweater poncho!
Aptly labeled “Cuddle Knit,” it has been keeping me quite cozy. The vintage woven bag was one of last week’s finds from the same thrift store. (Poncho: $8, Bag: $3.50)
I wore this out to a party on Saturday night, for some friends who are expecting their first baby next month. A last hurrah/baby shower. It was such a lovely party. Unfortunately, I seem to have become lazy about taking pictures lately. Having Clover attached to my leg or whichever body part she happens to be clinging to at the time doesn't help either.
Other fun events that I failed to photo document since I last blogged include a very cool Day of the Dead celebration that Clover and I attended downtown with beautiful alters and amazing Oaxacan dancers in traditional attire with incredible feather headpieces. Also, Lucas’ birthday, which I felt kinda guilty about while catching up on Heather’s blog the other night. While reading, I discovered that our husbands share the same birthday, and she dedicated such a lovely post to hers.
Sorry Lucas. You know I love you more than any blog post could possibly convey, unless of course it was written by Heather 'cause her post was pretty darn sweet. I’m sure you enjoyed a break from my usual obsessive picture taking on your special day though ;)
I wore this same outfit on Sunday afternoon to take Clover to see her very first play. It was a children’s theater production of Hansel and Gretel and she LOVED it. To the point where she has become a little obsessed.
Days later, she is still pretending to be Gretel and insisting that everyone refer to her as Gretel, not Clover (I told you, once she gets into character…). She's been carrying the now tattered program (with photos of the actors in character) around with her everywhere.
She took it to pre-school on Monday and it came home in two pieces. We taped it back together and it went back with her again today. It was fun to pick her up and hear that her teachers indulged her enthusiasm for the story by having the kids act it out. Guess who got to be Gretel? :)
Alright, and now for the confession… my final new thing… the long-sleeved tunic tee in the above photo, the one where I'm hanging my head (in shame?)… was a recent purchase from... from... alright it was from TARGET! I bought it at TARGET!… oh the guilt... the guilt!
I wasn’t there to buy clothes for myself and normally their clothes don’t even tempt me, but in a moment of weakness it caught my eye with its nice pattern and colors and that tunic cut. Tunic top/skinny jeans/boots is a look that I find so easy and comfortable and I knew it would be perfect for that.
Next thing I know, I’m looking at the sale price of under ten dollars and the rest is history. Oh, and I figured while I was off the wagon, I might as well throw in a cheap purple floral tank top for layering as well. Sigh…
Yes, I’m being overly dramatic. There was a little bit of big-box guilt involved though. Ah well, I'm already getting a lot of wear out of it, and it is super comfy. Ok, back on the wagon.