As per my commitment, I have been checking out the local thrift stores on a regular basis to find clothes that are a little out of my comfort zone, possibly a little trendier, or at any rate a little bit different than what I normally wear.
This week I donated ten shirts that I hadn’t worn in over a year which I secretly suspected wouldn’t have done me any favours even if I did start wearing them again…
…and bought eight new (pre-owned) shirts to replace them, all of which I would’ve never considered buying a month ago.
Here’s one that I sort of liked but, once again, in looking at these photos, I’m not convinced it was such a great deal:
Then, after church, I switched the skirt for some jeans and liked myself a lot better (what can I say? I just don’t know how to put skirt-ish outfits together, but EVERYTHING goes with jeans):
I got a couple of compliments on this outfit, though whether they were the legitimate kind or that awkward kind of “oh, Camille’s wearing something different than she normally wears, I should probably compliment her so she feels validated,” I’m still unsure.
Ultimately, though, I like the orange sweater thing (it was originally from Target™, according to the Mossimo™ tag) and will probably wear it again, though not with that Pocahontas skirt, which is good in its own right, but not so good with the orange hippie sweater.
Also, I’m thinking it’s too fallish a colour to be wearing in March-April-May, so I might have to put it on the back burner for awhile. But I still like it. It’s a keeper.
Cost for interesting new item: $5.99.