I spent another day running errands. It truly is one of my least favorite things to do. But I had to pick up my sewing machine and Birkies from their respective repairs. I am quite proud of myself for taking the time to have these items repaired because I do believe there was a time when I would’ve just scrapped them and bought new. For example, the 1969 Singer Sewing machine only cost me $20.00 at Goodwill. It fired right up and was sewing like a dream until there was a “kerplunk!” and it wasn’t any more. I could have reasoned since it cost so little, I could just get rid of it and put some money into a new model. But something told me this was worth saving. The service repair man thought so too. I okayed service/repair on it up to $100…it came in at $115 but the man went ahead and did it because it “is just too great a machine not to”. So it is fixed, oiled, fine-tuned and ready to go!
And the Birkies. I bought my Birkenstocks off QVC about 2 years ago. I saw another lady wearing the same style at my hair salon and thought they were so cute I asked where she found them. I went home and ordered a pair pronto. They are metallic with little rhinestones on the buckles. I wore the snot out of them. I know Birkenstocks are not the most chic shoe out there but I love these shoes. I have had a long history of left hip/leg/foot pain and I don’t experience any discomfort in my Birkies. However, since finding “cute” ones is hard to do, I decided to re-sole mine this year to hopefully get another couple of years out of them. Only $35 for this plan versus $80+ for a new pair. And while this was a good, money-saving move, I unfortunately (or fortunately) found a pair of Naots that were half off at the store where my repair was done. Those are now on layaway. So much for saving money but I know these will be a good investment too.
(I think this is the style or pretty darn close to the ones I bought…and mine were much cheaper!)
As for my visibility on errand running day…I opted for a casual skirt. I really like wearing skirts in the summer–maybe more so than crops and definitely more than shorts. This skirt is from Kikapaprika. It is very soft and light weight. I can wear it with just about anything.
The pink/peach jacket is also from Kikapaprika and I can’t decide whether to keep it or let it go. Kikapaprika ran a special last year on summer close-out–spend $xxx amount and get a “grab bag” for $xx, guaranteeing four or five items in the bag valued at $xxx. I love grab bags…I got this gene from my mother. Most of what came in the bag was great–including the black skirt–but this jacket and one other item were questionable for my shape/style. I think the tie closures hit at an empire waist and this is not a good look on me–ever. So I left it untied. What are your thoughts? Keep it or let it go?
The photo-session was done by moi because Master Bliss was not around. I had to fashion a tri-pod and this is how that was done:
I will let you work out the logistics of it all. It was interesting. Of course stepping out without some vintage bling just doesn’t happen around here:
And one more shot of what shod my feet (or another gratuitous shot of Rockefeller). These are my old Born flip-flops.
I think they may get retired once I get the new Naots.
OK, now skeedaddle on over to Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style for some more fashion flurry.