Two things first:
1) We rented Kung Fu Panda the other night, so, of course, I’ve had “Kung Fu Fighting” bouncing around in my head for two days.
2) You probably know, if you’ve seen any of my other Wardrobe Wednesdays posts, that I have a serious love affair going with Goodwill. Well, so does my best friend, Mandy (you can see some of her favorite finds in her post here), and as I was toodling around doing dishes to my kicky mental soundtrack this morning (where’s “It’s a Small World” when you need it?), I remembered something she said the other day…
…and I quote: “When I go to Goodwill, I always feel like I’m racing against everybody else in the store who’s my same size.”
And just like that, the real words to Kung Fu Fighting melted away and were replaced by these.
In its inaugural post in the blogosphere, I give you:
♫ Everybody was Goodwill fighting
You know you gotta be fast as lightning
Although the sweaters are a little bit frightening
The good deals make it worth Goodwill fighting ♫
Yeah…that’s all I’ve got.
And now, for our regularly scheduled program (just for you guys, I brought back the Cuteness herself, Miss Della).
I double-dog-dare you not to smile when you see that face!
Top/Dress: Factory Connection ($9), Jeans: Express/Marshall’s ($17), Shoes: Payless ($8)—oh, and they’re still for sale online in limited sizes here!
Top/Dress: Goodwill ($3), Jeans: Gap outlet ($17), Shoes: Goodwill ($3), Belt: Gap ($3)
Okay, so apparently, I have a thing for wearing dresses over pants...at least when said dresses would otherwise be a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen without said pants. I did it first here, and I doubt I’ll be stopping anytime soon! So there! See? You can have your cake and wear it too…or something…like that.
Striped orange undershirt: Walmart ($1), Top: Goodwill ($3), Shorts: Gap/Goodwill ($4), Shoes: Old Navy ($6)
TOTAL: $14 (Can you tell it was REEEEALLY bright out when we took these pics?)
This pic is out-of-order, but whatev. This was a rare “night out” for me and Mandy (yes, the same Mandy who prompted my above burst of song-writing) because we have 7 children, ages 7 and under, between us. Done gasping? Good. This blog was not designed to give anyone a heart attack.
We heard Sheila Walsh speak (she’s funny) at my church and then had dinner at Carino’s. Whaaat? (My husband and anyone else who has ever seen Psych is chuckling right now).
As soon as I sat down, Mandy lifted up the super-long hem of her jeans and revealed yet another reason why we’re such good friends. And no, we neither planned this nor knew beforehand that the other had gotten these shoes. Turns out, she had hers first, but I got mine on bigger clearance. ; )
Honestly, I didn’t love this outfit, but I had approximately 3.5 minutes to throw something together and run out the door before I was late to teach my Body Combat class. I didn’t even iron it. My super-sweet, amazingly patient husband did (I love you, baby, and not just because you helped me be wrinkle-free that night!). Notice the ornery tail of my belt, flailing and practically screaming, “I do NOT approve of this ensemble and am only here because my buckle won’t let me loose!”
But the important thing is that I was clothed (I hear that…okay, enough with the Psych references), and we had a good time!
Top: Beall’s ($5), Skirt: Gap outlet ($7), Belt: Goodwill ($1), Shoes: Payless ($8)
Top: Gap ($6), Shorts: Gap/Goodwill ($3), Belt: Gap ($3) Shoes: Beall’s ($11)
Hope everybody has a superb rest of your Wednesday! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Thoughtful Thursday (MORE pics of Della. Yeah, I know. That was shameless).
Oh, and if you feel like a little DIY inspiration, check out the tufted ottoman I posted about yesterday. I’m so proud of it, I’m thinking about naming it and introducing it as my 4th kid.
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