Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I thought I'd missed the Charity Shop Challenge for this month, but no--technically this week is the last Thursday of the month. So here you go:

Gray hoodie: clothing swap
Black sweater: Banana Republic via thrift, $5.99
Wool plaid skirt: Thrift, $6.99 (?)
Tights: Old Navy, so old they don't really stay up anymore

Vintage button on a chain: made by me
Wedding rings on chain: maternal great-grandfather, paternal great-grandmother

Wellies: Sloggers via favorite garden store

I'm undecided as to whether the title of this post refers to the outfit as well as the timing. I liked the idea of a wool skirt with a hoodie and Wellies (I had in mind something very "Land Girls"), but in practice I felt rather self-conscious. Part of me thinks I am too old to dress like this. (And then again, part of me thinks I am too old to care.)


  1. Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog! So funny you actually live in the State of Washington, as my souvenir plate found in the Arctic. That means someone must have taken the long way over! A while ago I also found a souvenir plate from Disneyland. We must travel a lot. http://arcticmum.blogspot.com/2010/09/for-arctic-mum-on-her-38th-birthday.html

  2. Thanks for stopping by! Here is the story I have come up with about your plate: some Scandinavian immigrant living in Seattle brought it as a gift when they visited their second cousin in your neck of the woods. I expect that on that same trip the immigrant bought a souvenir plate of somewhere like Svalbard, and said plate is now floating around a thrift store somewhere near Seattle. I'll keep an eye out for it.

  3. Ha-ha, that sounds like a likely and highly plausible story. That must have been what have happened. Or an Arctic resident took the trip over to Seattle himself and purchased it. And now buys souvenirs from IKEA instead.