Game Day Wears

What I Wore :: 1.12.13

What I Wore :: 1.12.13

What I Wore :: 1.12.13

What I Wore :: 1.12.13

What I Wore :: 1.12.13

Mossimo Coat :: Thrifted from Domsey’s ($12)
Crocheted Scarf :: Handmade Gift
Jones of NY Cardigan :: Domsey’s ($6.39)
Michael Kors Tunic :: Domsey’s ($6.39)
H&M Pants :: Circa 2010
De Blossom Boots :: Amazon (DEAD comfy!!)

These boots might make me waver on my cheap shoe assertions from a couple days ago. These were only $40, are not real leather and the COMFIEST heels I’ve ever worn. In my life. I’m so glad I didn’t stick to my “no brown shoes” rule!! I have Pinterest to thank for swaying me from that opinion. I’ll be really sad when they reach the end of their cheap shoe shelf life. Hell, I’m tempted to get a couple pairs and store them for when that time arrives. I’m being completely serious.

I had a pretty great day. I got to see the inside of the new Barclays Center. For free. I took the kiddies and my teenage cousin to a college basketball game, there. It wasn’t the greatest. But, the weather was nice, we were out doing something and (luckily for me) I was with the five easiest to please young people in Brooklyn.

Bonus: I squeezed in a visit to my grandmother AND I found the perfect storm of location, lighting (nearly the best, this sweater is much brighter) and camera settings for indoor photos. Not a match for outdoor ones, but certainly better than some previous attempts!

I hope you all enjoyed your Saturday


Sweet Saturday

What I Wore :: 10.6.12

I had such an unexpectedly good day!! The weather was beautiful! It was the first day of Saturday class for my oldest two. My son is always so anxious when he starts anything and my daughter can be equally as nervous. I dropped them off, after a pretty painless commute, and occupied the twins while we waited.

They frolicked and collected leaves and twigs. We sat and snacked. They climbed all over this monument while I knit. Perfect diversion.

What I Wore :: 10.6.12

Dress :: Banana Republic via Domsey’s
Tights :: Forever21
Shoes :: H&M
Bangles & Earrings :: From my sister
Bracelet & Rings :: From my hubby
Purse :: Express

We picked up the other two kiddies, who were BOTH wearing HUGE smiles when we arrived, and went to visit my grandma (who was back home from two days in the hospital). My sister gave me a bag of, mostly tangled, booty. These gems were tucked away in this small bag.

Those bracelets are unbelievable in person!! I love my sister ;p

After visiting with my maternal fam, we walked over to see my paternal grands. I know, I’m lucky that everyone is so close together. We only spent a little while there before my dad dropped us home. I always appreciate a ride home. Getting sleepy people, myself included, home on public transport is the hardest part of going out with all of the kids alone. The twins would have been asleep before the bus pulled off.

Once inside, they started a leaf rubbing project (everything is called a project in my house) after eating some snacks. They’ve been playing quietly since then. After dinner, I expect a deep sleep to fall over the entire place.

Sweet Saturday




What I Wore :: 9.25.12

What I Wore 9.25.12

Yellow Cotton Cardigan :: Halogen :: $4.99 from The Salvation Army Store
Silk Blouse (came with a matching skirt) :: Due Per Due :: $4.59 Thrifted from Domsey’s
Scarf and Jeans :: Forever 21
Purse :: Express :: $14.99 on sale (!!!!)
Shoes :: Old Navy :: $19.99

Hello, all!! I should have worn this outfit to take the kiddies to school and to run an errand at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection room yesterday. Instead, I wore the t shirt I slept in and the nearest pants I could find to take the little three to school and then crept back home, whilst keeping my THROBBING head as still as possible.

You see, I had a migraine from HELL. It started the night before last and kept me up all that night and begin to really hammer by daylight. There were tears and some dry heaving. Very, very unpleasant stuff. I was in bed, in the dark lying very still, all day.

But today, I feel better. Here’s proof.

What I Wore 9.25.12

An extra cheesy smile! I was not fit to take a picture of yesterday. I could barely sit up. I did power through homework with the kids and an assignment I had due that night. I can’t rightly say I did so well on it considering that I could hardly think. SIGH.

 Anyway, here’s a closeup of my blouse. Little ladies! With umbrellas! I love it!

What I Wore 9.25.12

During the wee hours of this morning, as I moped about my potentially bad grade, I started a new Pinterest board. I have one for style inspo and one for sewing related links, but I was starting to lose track of stylish things that I could make myself or find the ingredients for in my closet. So, this board was born.

Because I had nothing better to do, like get some sleep, I moved or repinned a lot of items from the style board to this one. I need more style help in cooler weather. Summer style is easier for me. I think this system will work much better for finding things I not only like, but want to wear and can thrift or make myself.

About the making aspect of this whole thing. I’m working on another post. It’s all about jacket fabrics. I had way too much fun draping them on my dressform earlier. I was a little punchy from lack of sleep and trying to stay awake, so it probably wasn’t really that much fun, lol.

Right now, I’m reveling in the sounds of joy coming from my living room. I went and bought a copy of The Avengers for the kids (and me and hubby, too) this morning. Somehow, I mainly blame Netflix instant watch options, we have a house full of die hard super hero fans. They look at this book everyday. The pages are falling out of it!

I’m off to make dinner while running on fumes. It’s times like this when I really wish I drank coffee and that caffeinated beverages didn’t give me the shakes, lol.

Till later!

It Pays to be Nice

Hi, all!! No sewing to show you yet. I’ve been super busy with class and actually went out with my hubby last night. I wore a recently thrifted dress. It’s from Banana Republic, I paid $6.39 from Domsey’s. You can see the details a bit better here.

Thrifted Dress :: Banana Republic $6.39

It’ possible that I’m avoiding sewing because I keep expecting something else to go wrong. I have put those bad feelings behind me because my luck has changed! After the event last night, we jumped into a taxi (after several passed us) and there sat someone’s iPhone. The battery was dead so I put it in my purse to message the owner when we got home.

When I charged it a bit, I sent an email to the owner telling him to contact me via email to arrange pickup. Then, I noticed that a text came in pleading to return it for a cash reward. I replied to the text telling him to check his email. This morning I read his, VERY enthusiastic, response. I told him what my nearest train station was and he replied that he could get there in thirty minutes. When I walked in the station he said “You have my phone!” like he was surprised I really came, lol. I gave it to him and he took out his wallet, saying that I “must be the only New Yorker in the world who would do this” and gave me this:

That is SOME reward! I don’t know what he has on that phone that was so important, but I’m glad I was able to give it back. After meeting a Freecycler to give her some of my boys’ old winter coats (it was a very busy morning, good thing the kids are with grandma, again) I promptly went to the thrift store to reward myself with a bit of shopping ;o) I saw this guy on the way.

Whoops! Squished him!

I ended up with only two things for me. A pink boy’s oxford shirt (Sean John, $4.59), size 16’s fits me pretty well  and this for $3.39!!

Wonder Woman!!

The kids were the real winners on this trip. My oldest won’t have to wear a uniform this year, so I’ve been picking things up for her all summer. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to look for kids clothes at the thrift. I guess it’s because I already get a great deal on their things with sales and coupons. I got this stack of eleven items for $43.73.

Thrifted Kid Goodies

With the exception of a replacement tutu skirt (which is from Target) these are all name brand items, most of which I would never pay full price for. Click the pic for the brand and price breakdown, if you’re interested.

I still have the place to myself, so I’m going to tackle my new machine. I thrifted a few items from the Goodwill store downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. The prices and organization don’t hold a candle to Domsey’s, but I was able to find a dress for my big girl (denim with short sleeves from H&M, $8) and some items to refashion.

Off to work!