Sorry I have been away from the blog for a few days. I have been suffering from headaches. Every now and then I get headaches for days on end. Consequently, I haven't gotten much done in between headaches. I did want to participate in Visible Monday so I asked my husband to take a few quick photos. I also wanted to show a couple of things I found at a consignment shop. I have been wanting to go into this shop for a long time. It is called The Working Woman's Shop and is only a mile or so from my house. I could kick myself for not having gone in there before now. It is probably the nicest of the shops I have been in. I found several things that I wanted. I will definitely be going back more often.
|Jacket made into a vest: Chico's|
Blouse: Coldwater Creek
Boots: Old Gringo from Zappos
Necklaces: Consignment Shop & Fashion Bug
I've had this jacket for several years and rarely wore it. It was heavy and just not real comfortable After seeing several bloggers cut the sleeves off their jean jackets, I thought I would give it a try. I love it. Removing the sleeves took away just enough weight to make it more comfortable. It has a pattern on the back made up of different size studs. (That is partly why it is so heavy.)
As every good cowgirl in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas knows, cowboy boots are not just for utility, they are for stylin'. (With or without horse or ranch) I have always wanted some really pretty, embroidered boots. I finally found some that I fell in love with. I would rather have had them be a bit taller, but these will do. They are Old Gringo and I hope to feature them a lot in the future. I purchased these from Zappos. If you have never purchased from them, they are great to deal with. Free shipping both ways and fast too!
|Old Gringo Boots - and they are supposed to look a bit used. It's a cowgirl thing.|
Now for a couple of my consignment store finds. The jacket is an Austin Reed. I have seen them before at Dillards and they were expensive. I did pay $25.00 for it, but that's not much for such a nice jacket. I have a love for tweed jackets and have several for fall and winter. The colors in the jacket are so pretty. I can hardly wait for the weather to cool down enough to wear it. The necklace hanging on the hanger is one I purchased at the same shop. I am not a big fan of oriental items, but this is just so cool that I had to have it.
|Closeup Austin Reed Jacket|
Necklace Maker unknown