Saturday, January 15, 2011
Norway via Brooklyn
Hello Style Nation. I've been a delinquent blogger lately. After "ending" my No Repeats challenge, I just sort of let the stresses of my project take over, living in all black and yoga pants for a couple days. Plus, the heat was not working since late Thursday, and this made me even less likely to crawl out from under the Slanket. And the cold is still somewhat kicking my butt, but I think I'm going to emerge the winner of our struggle (in about 4 days).
On a funner note, I had the privilege of going thrifting with Jesse.anne.o and her friend S., both of whom were stellar thrift buddies. I was intending to stick to accessories but I broke my GAAD goals, and ended up with about $19 worth of new sweaters (3), a new shirt, and a new professorial skirt. All in all, I felt it was a worthwhile and economical cheat. And maybe just what I need to continue not shopping for a little while (I may allow myself a cheat next time I visit Anne, although I will try to keep it professional shoe oriented).
The crazy thing is that I read The Waves' post on her own shopping desires during GAAD and I thought, "I'm gonna go thrifting and probably break GAAD anyway." I did this not only because I wanted new stuff (I've now been on GAAD for about 6 months) but also because of the stress related to my uber-project (of which I am making strides, but can feel overwhelming). I plan to do a big closet sweep, after March 18 (when my next two projects have to be done).
Here is one of the new sweaters. Blokey calls this "crazy but cute." I was probably influenced by other bloggers wearing Scandinavian sweaters. This one was quite boxy, wee short in the arms, but has awesome clasps that allowed me to close the sweater in a different way, and the arm length was remedied by a slight longer undershirt.
Happy weekend, Style Nation. I am actually taking a few hours off tonight to spend time with friends, but then back to the grind.
Shirt: Gap (old)
Sweater: Fjord Fashion (made in Norway), thrifted
Skirt: Urban Outfitters (about 3 1/2 years old)