Tuesday, June 10, 2014

This Time the Thrift Store Goddesses Smiled

Gee shucks.  I had to go to the thrift store today because the Sprog needs shorts for summer.  And, well, you know, as long as I was there...  

Several months ago I ran across a picture of one of these micro mosaic pins from Italy and suddenly remembered that I had one when I was a kid that my grandparents brought back from one of their trips to Italy. I had completely forgotten about it until the picture suddenly triggered the memory.  I have no idea what happened to it.  But that memory of holding the pin made me want to have one again.  I've been casually looking on ebay and over the weekend finally decided that I would pick one I liked and treat myself.  This time timing was on my side and I found this little beauty for a whopping $2 before I had a chance to bid on anything on ebay. I've been thinking about my grandparents all day.

I also picked up these Marimekko for Crate and Barrel pillow cases.  The color is a bit washed out from the bright sun but I'm not complaining because, sun!  I'm going to make a skirt and will post better pictures of the finished product soon.  

And yes, I did also come home with a couple pairs of shorts for Sprog.

Today I wore...

Welcome to my back yard.

Skirt: Kikgirl (thrifted) 
Cami: Jockey (thrifted)
Jacket: RB Collection (thrifted) It's actually a dress that I've been wearing open as a long coat.  This is one of the things I bought for my up coming cross country adventure. It works well as a layer over an assortment of different outfits and can also be buttoned up and worn as a dress in its own right.
Shoes: Esska (thrifted) So comfy!
Assorted plastic bangles (thrifted)

Love the pocket details on the skirt.


  1. Those shorts are fab! I found a pair from when Marimekko did a range for H&M and sold them on, I never thought of making them into something else - I wish I had, the colours were fab. xxx

  2. I love those little micromosaic brooches, I have a couple too. Great bangles, and your outfit looks so funky and cool! xxx