Clothed with Grace: Pattern Play

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pattern Play


Blog Everyday in May Challenge, Day 13: Issue a public apology

This one was kind of hard for me, I didn't know how to take it, it could be serious or funny, so I tried to take the funny route.  Here goes:  I'm sorry I have such an amazing thrift store down the street.  So many of you comment about my finds, and I know, it's kind of crazy.  I'm sorry that in the thirty minutes I spend in there once I week and I can find such cool, like new items.  I'm sorry your thrift store smells like old men and cheese and only contains clothes with weird stains. Whew, glad I got that off my chest.

Now to my outfit: All of these pieces are ones I've had in my closet for a while, but I hadn't considered them together. I got this skirt back in the fall and wore it initially with a black lace top, then didn't really now where to go with the skirt next. I'm pretty happy with this final look, but I kind of wish I had a cardigan in the same color as the top, instead of the black. Or denim, maybe denim. Hmm...

Also, Ada at Elegance and Mommyhood did a sweet feature of me and a few other moms for Mother's Day, stop by and say hi to her. : )








Cardigan: JCrew (circa 2007ish)
Top: Express $25
Skirt: H&M $12
Necklaces: Charming Charlie $1 and Stella and Dot Libby Layering
Bracelts: Express, Kohl's, and Stella and Dot Kalahari
Shoes: Fergalicious $30




22 comments:

  1. my thrift store does smell!! i love the pattern on your skirt!

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  2. Haha I love this Public Apology. I actually mentioned something about you & thrift stores in my post today? Were we reading each other's minds? LOL

    I love the Skirt. I would try a Deep Emerald Green Top/Cardigan with it or Yellow/Mustard. Also to bring out one of the colors of the Skirt try pairing it either with Red, Orange, Burgundy or Hot Pink. Hope you had a Great Mother's Day.

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  3. Haha, my GW definitely has some smells in there! Love the geometric print on your skirt!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  4. Haha thank you for apologizing for your amazing thrifting luck. As someone who has NONE and rarely scores a thrift store find, it's greatly appreciated!

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  5. Oh the ups and downs of thrifting... love this skirt!

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  6. We definitely don't have awesome stores like you do. And ours smell like cigarettes. Boo. Love your look!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  7. Love your outfit and you definitely don't have to apologize. Good for you for having a great thrift store nearby. Wish I did.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  8. Haha I guess I accept your apology, my local thrift stores definitely smell unpleasant and rarely has near as great as what you find! Great skirt, I really like the pattern and colors.

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  9. Love your outift. I'm not a fashionista, but I think a pink cardigan or top would look cute with it too. Hope you had a great weekend with your sister, Happy Belated Birthday!

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  10. Hahaha - I accept your apology. The thrift stores around me aren't awesome, and I'm pretty jealous of the crazy good deals you find! Every so often, I will decide that I just need to try again, and I pretty much always strike out.

    I really love this outfit! I think a denim jacket would also look great with it!

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  11. Ooo, geometric shapes!! I love your skirt, Ginny!

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  12. Haha, love your apology. Your skirt is so cute, what a great outfit.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. Love that skirt!!! Such a fun print and I love red! :)

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  14. Cute, both the apology and the skirt. :)

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  15. you are forgiven! colours of that outfit really suit you :)

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  16. i havent had so much luck on the thrift store! i love your outfit. love the pattern on your skirt! you look very lovely


    Delightful Ideas

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  17. Your skirt is so lush! I love it!

    Sara xx

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  18. I can't even explain how much I adore your skirt. The colours and pattern are stunning. The way you styled it is so incredibly classy.

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  19. I'm glad you apologized because every time I think I'll get lucky at the Plato's around the block and then don't, I shake my fist in the air and think of you LOL.. All your finds are amazing. Lucky!

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