Remember me mentioning that my friend may have to return to her home country? Well, she didn't get the right sponsorship and so it's a definite yes that she will be returning home. Hopefully, things will work out in her favor and she will be able to return next year. In the meantime, she's given me lots of Peruvian items to remember her by as they decorate my home.
Sadly, it's almost time to return to work. With that means that I can no longer wear these same few outfits that I've worn faithfully over the summer. If you recall, I absolutely despise clothes shopping, but alas it must be done. Determined not to look thrown away, I decided to help myself out and create a style board on Pinterest. I copied those images into a document and printed them out. Then I checked off the things that I already had (which wasn't much) and brought the sheets with me on my shopping trip to help me to focus. I also had to take a friend along who loves to shop so that I wouldn't give up and go home. Here are a couple of the printed outfits that I took along for inspiration...
And guess what? I went shopping in a different city at different stores, referred there to a friend who is now working in that area. And let me tell you, I found so many things that I could wear that it didn't matter about the things that didn't look right or cost too much. When I tell you that that has never happened to me, I'm not joking. For the first time, I had choices. Choices that I could afford and choices that look good on me. Now I'm going to take some of the skirts to a seamstress friend who does alternations because as I am short, some of these skirts go past my toes! Chop, chop. :-) Hey maybe I can make an accessory from the scraps....
So where did I shop? Burke's Outlet, Cato's, Rainbow, and Belk's Clearance section (for shoes).
So, my week wasn't as crazy as last week and for that I am thankful. Now, I'm off to one of my family reunions! Let me get my camera ready. Say cheese!
Until next time,