The Twenty-Five Dollar Outfit
So here I am visiting my parents and sister in Wisconsin. You thought I'd disappeared again, didn't you? Well, I suppose I sort of did. But I'm always here, hanging around, like a bad smell.
The weather in Wisconsin has been cooler than usual for this time of year, but the last few days have seen some sunshine, and I am sitting out on the patio typing away in a tank top and jeans (the very jeans in the picture), so all is not lost. I will go home with a bit of an accidental arm and face tan.
I brought next to nothing with me on this trip. I like to go for a visit with an empty suitcase and hit the thrift stores with my Mom and sister. So that leaves trying to put-together an outfit post completely up to the Gods of Thrift.
I didn't go nuts this time around, as I have in the past, but I scored a few nice little warm weather pieces (that will probably never see the light of day once I go back to Scotland tomorrow afternoon). This top is one of them. It is meant to be a dress (on someone who is 5'6" or shorter maybe), but I like it better as a tunic top. It's perfect for travel; it's a material that doesn't wrinkle, and it's patterned. I spill coffee….a lot…like, every day, so this is perfect for travelling when I can't change my coffee-stained shirt.
The ankle jeans are thrifted, the shoes…thrifted (last year). The earrings and ring are borrowed from my Mom. I would say that the total cost of this outfit is about $25. No foolin'.
See you all when I get back to Scotland.