Hi friends! Thanks for being so patient with me while I navigate my second semester of college. I've had a lot on my plate both academically and emotionally, so I haven't been able to post much. I've actually gained a few new followers while I've been on hiatus. Bless your hearts. New and old readers, feel free to introduce yourselves in the comments or in an email!
I kind of have this recurring character that I sometimes picture in my head when I'm putting an outfit together. She's an old woman who is eccentric but really sweet, and she likes to invite you over for cookies and tea. Once you've been to her house a few times you start to notice that there's something a little strange about her. Maybe she has a mysterious jar of teeth in her curio cabinet next to her ceramic rabbit figurines, or has one too many taxidermy animals for your comfort. Something about her always looks a little bit off, and beneath her grandmotherly smile you can tell that she has a secret. I try to emulate this sense of sweetness with an unsettling undertone by wearing your standard old lady thrift store clothes with a bunch of accessories that look like body parts.
This blouse was a find from my local salvation army, a place I like to go as a way to escape my tiny campus every once in a while. It had long, puffy sleeves when I bought it, and it didn’t have teeth embroidered on the front (if you didn’t already guess). I’m experimenting with fixing the sleeves, and the teeth were my most recent embroidery project. I’ve talked about this before, but I’ll say it again: it’s so satisfying to put work into a thrifted garment to really make it special to you. I know that once I figure out the sleeves on this thing (they were covered by a sweater for a reason), it’ll become one of my most treasured pieces. I really feel a sense of pride in knowing that I’ve created a special and loved piece of clothing out of someone’s cast-off.
P.S: I’ve finally joined Bloglovin! I’ve heard a lot about google reader going under soon and I don’t really know anything about it, but if you want to follow me on bloglovin for whatever reason you can do it here. Also I'm basically a technologically inept old woman and the site is a little confusing, so bear with me if I'm doing something wrong. Thx bbys!