Today you get a double dose of the Thrifted Closet because Isobel is once again posing with me in a thrifted outfit of her own. On this particular day we went to the fair so I’m classifying this outfit as family outing – something we’d typically wear to the park or running errands or stopping by the farmer’s market during summer. And yes, I do wear boots in summer. My arthur-itis, combined with my constant cold feet due to poor circulation, limit the kind of footwear I can wear and boots are a natural choice. They do make my feet hot but better hot than in too much pain to be able to walk.
My boots and shorts were new, from Famous Footwear and Target, respectively, but the plaid shirt was a recent thrift store score and it not only fits perfectly but it’s my favorite colors, too. For a purse I used my trusty thrifted camera bag that I found for a dollar at an estate sale. Someone painted their initials on it in gold and black paint and it’s just about my favorite bag ever. Here’s a better shot of it.
And there’s Isobel, showing off her best fashion blogger pose. Work it, girl! She didn’t learn those moves from me, obviously, because I still feel super weird posing in front of the camera. This girl, however, is a natural. Probably because she’s had that camera in her face her whole life.
She’s still carrying her pink purse, you’ll notice, but she’s finally abandoned her original pink kitten purse for an equally pink smaller kitten purse that she received for her third birthday. She calls this purse her “Pink Prize Purse,” and it’s still unclear whether she means it was a prize that she won for her birthday or if it was a surprise that she got it. Who knows?
The sandals are fancy pink Saltwaters that her grandparents bought her at the mall, but the rest of her outfit came from the same recent thrifting trip. Although it can be a challenge to get her to wear anything that isn’t pink it really helps if you make up a story about it. In order to get her to wear those adorable yellow and orange plaid shorts, for example, I told her that they were her sunshine shorts and they are the colors of the sun on a bright sunny day. Sold! Goodness knows I didn’t have to do any wrangling or storytelling to get her into that adorable pink panda t-shirt, which she now calls her “pan pan shirt.” It’s hard to tell from the photos, but the heart globe is covered in glitter.
Here is a closeup of the side of my head, in case you were interested in my hair for some reason.
We’re ready for summertime family adventures.
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