I can’t believe it’s May already. It doesn’t feel like the school year is almost over. But it is.
I’ve finally ditched my Winter overcoat in favor of a hoodie most days, but today I decided to take a major fashion risk for me and wear a sweater. Just a sweater, with nothing over it. I know. A MAJOR risk. I get cold easily.
So glad to have picked up this sweater when I was in Japan during March – I was taking care of my Mom, who had been hospitalized, then I caught strep throat and was in bed a week with a high fever. Two days before I left I HAD to go check out the shops – I hadn’t been anywhere except the grocery store, the drug store, the post office, my mom’s work, and the hospital for over 3 weeks. So with my mom okay and working from home, I had a 3-hour excursion to Shinjuku AND Shibuya…and boy was I fast. I had to cram a year’s worth of browsing, touching, looking, taking photos, and trying on into only 3 hours! I had already set my sights to buy a chiffon-bottom sweater whilst I was there…but couldn’t find one that was within my budget. I found this chiffon-backed sweater instead: the chiffon concealed with a prudent zip at the back. You could always DIY something similar (I’m thinking). Plus I may just go ahead and add some chiffon to the bottom, but that may be overkill. We’ll see.Picked up this silver envelope clutch from H&M for a whopping $3 last month. You could always make your own version following my tutorial here, but hey, $3 can’t be beat. It’s a little beat-up though.
I’ve lost weight recently and so finally fit back into these jeans again – which were in my “Clothes I’m TOOOOOOOOOOO Fat For” bag in my closet. I had totally forgotten about these, but I was thrilled to pull them out and fit into them again. It’s been about 4 years since I was able to wear them, so that was awesome. I had customized them with some zips in the ankles, and walked around all day feeling like my legs were peeled bananas. With the peels flapping around my ankles. I know, you have to experience it to understand.
Now I’m off to stand in line for 24354373 hours at the LEGO store, since it’s Free LEGO Build-a-Model Day and Lil Tot has his heart set on building a dragon. Hopefully my Dizzy boots will hold up! (Tip: bring a skateboard to sit on and just roll as the line moves. Plus homework. Lots and LOTS of homework.)
Off to build a dragon now.
that’s such a cute top! 🙂 x
Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay
Thank you Alice! 🙂
Who took the photos and where were they taken? Those are great picks of you. Pat S
Thank you so much, Pat! Aren’t you sweet 🙂 I took them myself with the camera on a tripod and on its timer. (Probably why most of the photos have my feet cropped out 😉 Gotta get me a wireless remote so I can do better!! *sigh* the woes of trying to DIY your own selfies… 😉
Oh, and I took them on my back deck at my house (suburb of Portland). The garden’s just coming into bloom with the azaleas…and soon my sorbet peonies and blue roses will be out!! 😀