You might remember from this post that I was trying to get my dad to start a blog so he could have a place to put his pictures. Well he did start a blog, The Attempted Photographer, and you can find it here!
Now, let's be clear before we go any further, I definitely did not wear this to school today.
I had on icky jeans and closed-toed shoes *blech* because I needed to go the lab today. I got there ready to test the permeability on these supports I made last week, but since I read directions good and stuff and I completely skipped the step where I dry them in a furnace for 24 hours, it would be impossible to accurately test the permeability. Ah well. So I put them in the furnace and since there really wasn't too much else for me to do for the next 24 hours, I took off.
Since I had originally allotted this time for lab/school related activities, I felt I could justify sneaking in some thriftin' time.
So I went to a Goodwill I hardly ever go to, and I left with two fabulous 90's dresses and a purse made from a Navajo tapestry.
While both dresses are pretty freaking sweet, the one pictured is absolutely perfect. So perfect it warranted an unplanned post.
It's a soft, thick velvet that has no stretch to it whatsoever. This dress fits because it is literally cut to the exact specifications of my torso. It is a little shorter than I would have liked, but it doesn't ride up at all, so I can't complain.
Please disregard the horrendous mosquito bite on my back. I would have photoshopped it out, but skills like that elude me completely.
Dress: thrifted today
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Sun Glasses: Gucci
Wow, so I have been studying nonstop, not even breaking to sleep for a couple of nights there, since Sunday. I just had a chance to catch up with Yahoo! and I am amazed at what I missed.
First of all, who knew that Princess Di's kid got married? Good for him. I saw a few pictures, and holy shit, Kate Middleton is probably the most beautiful bride I could imagine. I am in awe of her, seriously.
And then, of course, there is the utter devastation from tornadoes and flooding in the south. I mean whole towns just erased from the map? What? The highest death toll since 1932? How is this possible in 2011? The images are striking. And unsettling. These are people just like me, who, up until a couple of days ago, would wake up in the morning and wander into their closets and wonder what to wear. Maybe some of them did the 30 for 30 challenge? Or had their own blahg?
I found a great website Clothes4Souls that will deliver your contributions directly to the victims of these recent tornadoes. I have bags and bags I was going to give to Goodwill, and while the Goodwill is an excellent organization that I support fully, I want to feel like I'm doing something to help the victims of these tornadoes directly.
While I have no delusions that the magnitude of what was lost can be replaced by gifts of my gently used clothing, it still makes me feel like maybe I'm helping give someone a little bit of normalcy back.
Anyway, on that somber note... have good weekends anyone who might see this.