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Thrifty Wears Thursday on Friday!

Try as I did, Thrifty Wears Thursday could just not happen yesterday.

I started off alright, donned a cute look and reached for my camera (although it didn’t happen as uninterrupted as that; you can be sure there were a couple rescuing the baby from the toddler and diaper changes in there).

And then my camera lens had an error that prevented it from opening.

No worries, that’s why I have two cameras.

Apparently though, my nifty Lumix point-and-shoot does not have the timed photo feature. I contemplated asking my two year-old to take a picture of me and swiftly dismissed that idea with a laugh.

Then I got my “selfie” on. Am I the only one who feels like a narcissistic dummy, taking shot after shot in search of one that can be deemed suitable for public display?

Well that’s as far as I got because I had to put my Oliver down for his morning nap, during which I planted Shae in front of Dora and dealt with a business order that was very time sensitive. This was followed by putting together a couple care packages that had to mailed last week. A glance at the clock indicated that my child had already been watching TV for half an hour so again, blog post was thwarted with a toddler who does not support my writing career.

I could detail the rest of the day but that’s boring. Suffice to say, there was just no time!

All that to say, Thrifty Wears Thursday has been bumped this week!

thrifty, resuse, clothing swap, artisania, selfie, fashion, cute apparel

Today’s outfit is almost entirely from clothes I snagged at a friend’s clothing swap. The top is Forever 21, the earrings are Colombian artisan that my sister-in-law picked up for me during her last visit, and the just above knee length skirt and leather/pleather bracelet have little brand value (not that I care!).

I share this with you not because I think I have fashion sense to impart to you but because I promote reusing clothing and show that you can still look good! I suppose in that sense, I do think my apparel is complimentary to those who prefer a casual and slightly “hippified” look.

Happy Friday everyone!