As marketing director for a gym, I work alot of health fairs, festivals and different types of shows. I end up getting to know alot of people who represent their companies at these shows as well. Some of them give out free t-shirts with their company logo on it. It's so funny to me that these t-shirts fly off the tables! There's a store here called Medicine Box and they are great about giving away hundreds of t-shirts and people swarm to get them. It's like the idea of free clothes is just too enticing to pass up, even if it's a funky color t-shirt with a company logo on it. In some ways, I can be a clothing snob, but I'm also a clothing enigma. I'll wear just about anything secondhand (only really excluding underwear). I mean socks, tights, shoes, slips, you name it, I'll wear it. I also have no real repulsion to eating food I've dropped on the floor. Over Christmas last year, I was sitting on the couch eating a cookie and felt a crumb drop. I couldn't find it anywhere. Myeah, whatever, I'll just vacuum later. Then a couple of hours later, I'm walking through my living room with my daughter and I see a cookie crumb on the floor. I proceed to pick it up and pop it in my mouth strictly within the guidelines of the 24 hour rule, right? My daughter was aghast and couldn't believe that I was eating off the floor. As I started chewing, I realized that it tasted NOTHING like the cookie I had earlier and I gotta tell you, I have no idea what I ended up eating....but I'm still here and doing fine. And that third arm growing out my back over the last year (which I'm sure has nothing to do with the mystery crumb from the floor) has REALLY come in handy bringing in the groceries!
Oh, but I digress...where was I? Enigma, that's right. Of all the secondhand crap I'll put on my body, even straight from the thrift store, I have a total aversion to t-shirts. I'm not talking the cute JCrew tissue t's, I'm talking anything that has any kind of writing on it. And I see people around here almost wanting to fight over these freebie teebies! It's almost as if we're a third world country and we have to take our clothes where we can get them! I'm planning on running a 5K with my youngest son in December (I don't really have a runner's body, but I'm going to give it my best shot) and we get a free t-shirt. Anybody want it?
Dress...... Juicy Couture via Consignment shop ($20)
Boots......Vintage Thrifted ($3!! YES! You read that right!)
Jacket......Bisou Bisou ($30? Somewhere along those lines.
Necklace......Gift from my awesome sistaaaah!