Thursday, July 5, 2012

Haute! Haute! Haute!

Harper did one of those quintessential kid things this morning. We were in the middle of breakfast when she grabbed a pancake in each hand, pressed them firmly against her cheeks (à la Home Alone) and exclaimed, “It’s hot! It’s hot!”

It’s times like this that I wish I had some sort of continuous video recording her at all times.

On to other topics of interest (fair warning to any man reading this; this post will probably only be of interest to women from here on out as it contains terms like ”scoop-neck” and “A-line”).

One of the biggest changes for me from non-parenthood to parenthood is that the life expectancy of my clothing has gone from a couple of years (or more) to a few scant months (due to both the wear and tear of chasing a toddler around and the wear and tear of successive trips to the washing machine). Almost everything I own is perpetually dirty and/or stained, and replacing my entire wardrobe on a regular basis is not  economically sustainable. I spent $80 on two pairs of capris four months ago and both are in such bad shape now that I couldn’t even justify wearing them to a play date last week.  A play date which involved both glue and glitter.

So I finally decided to head to the local thrift store to see if I could pick up a few items of clothing that I wouldn’t feel sick sending to that big Dry Cleaner in the Sky. Brad had the day off so he and Harper had some Daddy-Daughter Time while I shopped alone and uninterrupted (heaven!).

I was in luck! Not only was there a HUGE selection (I’m not embellishing here when I say I only got to go through about 1/3 of the racks I’d hoped to get to) but I found some awesome scores. Plus there was a 50% off sale going on, which was downright absurd considering the prices were a steal to begin with.

First I found this A-line skirt, which perfectly matches an adorable sweater I had picked up about six months ago but had nothing to go with. And let’s face it, A-lines are universally flattering.
I see a family portrait in our future. Total investment$3.00.

Next came this dress, which I have nowhere to wear, but at $3.50 I couldn’t turn it down. Plus, the cut makes me look thin, healthier and possibly younger.
I will be wearing this to every spring wedding we’re invited to for the foreseeable future. In fact, I may throw a Garden Party just so I can wear it.

And finally, I came across this little number. It’s hard to tell on the hanger but it has a gorgeous scoop- neck and back, plus snazzy ¾ length sleeves. And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the print. Total investment was an unbelievable $1.75.
How cool and mod is this dress? I feel like I should wear it while sipping something caffeinated and European and sitting on a Vespa.  I would also be wearing big sunglasses and  a scarf. Remind me to get a scarf.

It was a good haul. In addition to the aforementioned items I picked up four tops, a pair of jeans, a pair of khakis, and a pair of yoga pants for me (just in time for Mommy and Me Yoga which starts next week) as well as four tops and a pair of shorts for Harper all for a total of just under $28.00. So now I can be seen in public again. 
For now.


  1. which store did you go to?!! i want to shop there!!