First of all, thanks so much for all of your oh-so-helpful suggestions on ways to vanquish Mildred (and her kin). I will definitely be trying them out.
Also, if you were wondering what the final outcome of my LOFT haul was:
Those two dresses and that pink lace top added up to a whopping $17. Pretty sweet, huh?
Oh, and I got this one too.
Which was a whopping $17 all by itself. I plan to wear the daylights out of it, though. (I’ll let you know when I figure out what that means)
Sooo…yesterday, I promised to elaborate on the plight of the too-short $5 purple dress (it was actually a petite size—hence the shortness).
As a refresher, here’s how it looked by itself:
It’s a bit hard to tell from this pic since the cell phone camera angle doesn’t do it justice, but it was a good 6 inches above my knee, which = way too short for comfort or modesty.
I ran into my friend, Sheila, while at LOFT, right after I picked up this dress, and I held it up triumphantly and said, “$4.88, baby!” After she gave me my hoped-for hand-to-chest-and-gasp response at the awesome price, I held it up to my torso and said, “It’s a petite, though, so it’ll probably be too short.”
Without missing a beat, Sheila said: “Oh no. Just wear it with leggings and boots, and you’ll be good to go.”
Sheila is a smart lady, so I did exactly what she suggested…and came up with this:
Why yes, I am posing next to a huge Campbell’s Chunky Beef Stew display at Wal-Mart at 10:30 at night. You are very observant.
Last night, Mandy, our friend, Lindsay, and I went out for dinner to celebrate Mandy’s and my relatively close birthdays (hers is today: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!), and then, afterwards, Mandy and I headed to Wal-Mart.
…and then documented our wild and crazy, kidless (well, only 1 out of the 10 we have between us was with us) night on the town.
The dark, thick opaqueness of the leggings made me feel much freer to bend and move. And the boots. Well, the boots just made me happy. As did the scarf and the jacket (all of which can be seen worn in a similar outfit here), since it was actually chilly enough last night to wear them.
Anyhoo, I’m really happy with my $5 tunic/dress and am already scheming up new legging/topper combos to make it stretch all winter long.
So, what about you guys? How do you take somewhat risky (I did not say “risqué”) pieces and make them modest and wearable? I’d love to
steal your ideas learn your secrets.