Wherein the Gracey the Giant meets Kelsey the CharmingPumpkin and it is awesome.
Saturday, February 18th
I spent Saturday with my best friend Jodee, shopping the Nordstrom Rack clearance sale, eating German food, trying and failing to make sense of H&M and finally (finally!) finding red tights. I wore this
Yes, you are correct; I dohave a lot of patterns going on. I paired leopard and paisley and stripes. But, I’m convinced it works because all of the patterns share a color palette and I kept the rest of the outfit simple. For the not-so-simple portion of my outfit, I paired a striped tunic (Banana Republic) with a paisley scarf (Target) and topped it off with a leopard coat (Wet Seal, consigned). The unseen simple portion is just skinny jeans (Macy’s) tucked into riding boots (Born Crown “Sosie”).
Sunday, February 19th
Sunday, Sunday was when the magic happened. After a totes delish brunch with Jodee, I met up with the ridiculously awesome Kelsey of the Charming Pumpkin. We were planning on doing A LOT of thrifting and laughing, so I dressed accordingly:
Here’s the thing folks; do you know what’s good for thrifting and laughing? Leggings. And leggings it was. I paired some black leggings (Macy’s) with a printed chiffon blouse (Nordstrom Rack), a sleeveless black dress/tunic (Nordstrom), an orange cashmere scarf (Nordstrom) and my riding boots from the day before. And I thrifted and laughed in comfort the entire day.
I’ll get to the thrifting in a second, but first, let me tell you about Kelsey. I knew she was funny and smart and adorable from her blog, but she’s even smarter and funnier and more adorable in person. Seriously folks, she is one bright lady. And hilarious. And irreverent. And the best thrifting good luck charm.
We only made it to three thrift stores, but I found a ton of stuff. Mostly a lot of floral stuff:
And other 80s stuff that you’ll have to wait until 80s prom to see. Trust me, it’s so worth it.
We also found, but did not buy, sticky stuff (seriously, it was so disgusting) and sexy nun stuff; we decided the floor length, long-sleeved grey dress with the rhinestone collar was the domain of Sister Elizabeth – she’s the sexy one. And 80s prom dresses with butt bows the size of small dogs; sadly mine was too small and Kelsey’s was too big, otherwise that totally would have happened.
And then we met up with Mr. CP, who is also brilliant and hilarious, and had dinner at the Veritable Quandary which was delicious and funny and wonderful.
All in all, it was an absolutely fabulous weekend and I’m sorry I don’t have any pictures of Kelsey and I together, but we were too busy trying on stuff that didn’t fit and laughing to snap photos.
Next time though, I promise!