Monday, April 30, 2012

Out of the Habit

It amazing how habits carry us through so much of our lives.  Our habits help define who we are.  Sometimes that is a good thing, sometimes it's a bad thing.  Lately it has been more bad than good for me.  I need to shake things up, evaluate and prioritize what I am doing and why.  I have loose ends to tie up and new paths to figure out.  That's my May challenge.  More details to come.

Now, onto the clothes.  As I mentioned over the weekend, my mom and I found a pile of clothes at a church rummage sale on Saturday.  We hemmed and altered most of what needed it yesterday, so now I have a bunch of new (to me) clothes to play with this week.  I'll be wearing my weekend thrift finds as a mini-challenge this week.

Today's dress reminds me so very much of a nun's habit.  It gives me a real twisted thrill to be dressed (sort of) like a nun.

Dress, Old Navy, thrifted; shoes, Montego Bay Club, Payless Shoes; earrings, Claire's; necklace, thrifted; bracelet, gifted (thanks Mom!).

My poor toes are looking 80% less horrid this week thanks to Jill Ashley at Michelle James Salon.  They would be looking even better, but the dogs stepped on one toe and tore it up, and I accidentally kicked my mom's tennis shoe and broke a nail.  My mom doesn't even have big shoes.  How did I break a nail?

Be sure to check back throughout the week to see the other lovely finds from thrifting/ rummaging with my mom.  It will be fun to thrift all week.

Also, today is Visible Monday at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style blog.  Be sure to check out the other visible ladies today!


  1. Love this simple, pretty dress, Jeanne. I am not thinking nun at all : > Congrats on the big find of clothing!

  2. That dress is fabulous. It's simple but still interesting. I can't wait to see what else you found!


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