Suede Fringe in the Rain
Typically I dress for the weather and practicality, but all of that went out the window this morning.
I could not wait to wear this suede fringe, Native American- style duster I scored last Friday at an Estate Sale! This was probably only my second time in a home for an estate sale, and the first time I purchased something! I normally miss out on them. I see the neon poster board signs as I drive by, usually on my way to a school-drop, or headed home for lunch, or on my way somewhere, but this sale literally fell into my lap, well, my back yard! The home directly behind us went up for sale the same week we moved in, and they held an estate sale this weekend. I took the girls over last Friday afternoon, and they had a ball! My little sale-ers!
The piled on the bangles and found a box of baubles- treasure, and they found sunnies upstairs in the bedroom. I felt a little sad about rummaging through a deceased persons belongings. It was especially sad to see even her top drawers of her dresser cracked open and her under garments inside still. Have any of you been to estate sales or watch for them to shop? I am a major thrifter, but there was just something a little uncomfortable about walking through someone’s personal space, their dwelling, and without their approval! Well, sort of…and snatching up their belongings side by side with other strangers, some neighbors! I did meet several new neighbors there. In fact, two of them convinced me to get this jacket!
Apparently this woman loved a good duster jacket, because I picked up nearly all of them from her… and for $10 and $15 each. I did discover that she seemed to have been a very talented artist, a water colorist, and she had a studio in her basement with stacks and stacks of art books. I passed a man hoisting up stacks of water color paper, he was planning to pick up his hobby again.
The cloud coverage today definitely called for a jacket, the rain probably made this jacket and the boots a poor choice for the day, but we all turned out okay.
I am still getting used to the notion that come August I will have an entire day to myself as both girls will be in school full time now! But then, I’d miss this little fuzzy side kick SO MUCH! Of course she threw a big fit about me borrowing her balloon which immediately made me thankful for a break come fall. But mostly, I’ll probably be lost without these girls by my side.
Having fun with fashion anyway…
Wearing: Vintage southwestern/Native American linen and suede duster jacket, (similar and similar) vintage/thrifted tan slacks, (similar) silky camisole by Diesel, (similar) Madewell booties (similar). Lo dressed herself in pajama pants, water shoes and a velvet dress today.