Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Style Bliss: Wisely Reusing

Last Saturday night, we were scheduled to attend a holiday party in Findlay (about 45 minutes from where we live).  Then, it hit (the snowstorm--that is).  Snowy, icy roads and nearly nine inches of snow equated to us enjoying take out and time cozied up in front of the fireplace at home, instead.  Given the weather, it was a safer (and comfier) alternative.

The celebration we were originally slated to attend is one sponsored by my husband's employer.  It's a fairly swanky soiree; folks dress up quite a bit for it.  Nice thing is, I'm far beyond the "old" days when I'd have purchased something new to wear to an event such as this.  You see, I had planned on wearing one of several dresses already hanging in my closet, and I was more than fine with that (smile). Turns out it was the wisest choice to make, too.

These pics were taken, downtown, on Saturday morning--post my standing breakfast date with Mark (and, before the majority of the snow had fallen). I'm wearing a few "reused" pieces, here, as well. The vest had been my youngest son's.  He received it as a holiday gift when he was still in junior high school (about 10 years ago).  A growing boy, he outgrew it before he got much use wear out of it.  That's okay, mama has, though!  The sweater is thrifted.  I bought it one evening last week.  Isn't it great?  It, too, looks barely (if ever) worn.

Hat: Bitten/Sarah Jessica Parker
Vest: Tommy Hilfiger
Scarf: No brand (purchased at the grocery store)
Gloves: American Eagle
Sweater: Tommy Girl via Tommy Hilfiger (thrifted)
Jeans: Chico's
Sunnies: Vera Bradley
Suade Boots: Payless
Handbag: Fossil

I know others (out there) are enjoying reuse bliss as well... Please share your joy, here, with us, all!

Joy, peace and bliss!  T.