It was a whirlwind-busy weekend, aren't they all? I really had the most lovely Saturday running errands and hitting up the local thrift and vintage stores. I have always enjoyed the thrill of the hunt- and the joy of discovering the perfect piece among the piles and racks - but these thrifting adventures are not without their hazards.
And, oh am I familiar with these hazards. I have found beautiful coats and while trying them on stuck my hand into pockets of used tissues, I have dived into the clothes at the dollar a pound to come out smelling like B.O. (not my own) - I once found an amazing tribal print tote bag with tons on inner pockets - perfect for storing so many things - and in my haste to use it threw in all the contents of the purse I was carrying - only to discover at the next thrift store when reaching in to pull out my wallet to pay the cashier, that there was a bonus in my new tote - a lovely macaroni and cheese encrusted fork.
What happened to me this weekend tops them all. I found many a great button-up collar blouses and tops-not to mention one pretty silky nehru collar Cacharel blouse, that I twirled about in and contemplated buying - the top did look a bit soiled, but did that stop me from trying it on? I mean clothes can be cleaned and I can take a shower. Only we did not go home right away, and on Sunday I woke up with red splotches on my neck- right about where I had buttoned up the collar and today those splotches are full blown hives- that have spread up and down my face and neck. How did this happen? Please thrift stores I implore you to steam clothes before hanging them! I know I am partly to blame here- and while yes right now I am in a less than happy state, worse things could happen, and such is the danger/nature of thrift.
Anyway. I am home early from work to take Benadryl and sleep away the afternoon.
Here is what I wore today. Don't worry you can't see the hives!
From my Closet -
Top - F21
Belt - Rachel Comey
Jeans - Cheap Monday
Shoes - Target
This experience will not stop me from trying to thrift pieces similar to those in
Eryn Brinie's Spring'10 collection.
I love love love that Chambray jacket.