Tee - H&M, thrifted
Jeans - Divided, thrifted
Shoes - American Eagle for Payless, thrifted
Sort of uninspired outfit today. I just tossed on a spring tee and my red pants. I've been lusting after a pair from the Gap, but they were sold of out my size. Probably a good thing. I do already have red pants. They were 'dress pants', and these are denim.. but the effect is pretty much the same. More thrifted shoes that probably won't last the next couple of months. However to replace yesterday's pair (and probably today's) - I took advantage of the sale over at PedShoes and have new goodies coming to my mailbox!
Our yard is completely torn up and front steps have been moved to do all the paving. I literally had to climb out the front door to borrow my neighbor's brick wall.
I have a little sneak peek of what's to come for this weekend. Hubs is going off to his weekly table top game, and I decided to finally tackle a project that's been on my mind forever. I bought this vintage silk kimono from a seller at a convention. It was the one good thing that came out of the year with the flood. The seller was trying to reduce his stock quickly and get out of the hotel, so I grabbed this for a steal ($50). I doubt I could even get the yardage for pure silk for that much.
The kimono itself is a beautiful mint color with small gradation of color and tiny woven designs. The real surprise (which I didn't show well at all here) is the burnt orange edged lining. It gave a flash of color with every step or hand movement. Of course, I was smitten. However, there's not exactly a lot of room to wear 15 pounds of silk around on an average day. Not to mention I have misplaced the obi.
So instead of pulling this out of its drawer once every couple of months, I decided to harvest the material for a spring/summer weight dress made of the luxe material. I'm going to maintain the collar, but attempt to tailor the rest. I've also got both sleeves worth of material and lining and about 2 feet by 5 feet of the bottom that I cut off. It might become a skirt or shirt depending on my level of energy today. Fingers crossed I don't mess this up! Wish me luck!
Kimono with D in the background.