We didn't do much on Friday evening due to the snow. After my impromptu photo shoot I mentioned in my previous post, Dan and I went to IHOP for breakfast foods. I love breakfast and eat it at any time of the day. I especially love waffles.
We spent the rest of the evening playing Hyrule Warriors.
Saturday I went thrifting with some friends. We only made it to three stores due to the weather still being slightly icy, but we got some amazing deals. Thrift Giant's main location and outlet were both having 50% off everything sales for their birthday. Saint Vincent de Paul was also having a sale with 40% off everything. It's the most expensive thrift store, so the sale was great! I spent about $60 and had a mountain of great finds. Although, after I decided to hang up everything in my giant pile of to-be-altered clothing, I discovered it's time to go on a Clothing No Buy for the foreseeable future. The bedroom closet is bursting! I'm going to take some time this month to formulate my No Buy rules.
I keep my outfits super simple when I thrift because most places don't have fitting rooms, so I need to be able to try on clothing in a corner of the store. My hair gets super mussed up too from pulling so many clothing items on and off. I try on a TON of clothing. Probably about 3x more than I end up purchasing. That said, I don't really have an outfit photo from Saturday, but here I am on a mechanical horse. I am a huge Metalocalypse fan, so I was amused by the Thunderhorse.
We also viewed the Bold Abstractions and Frank Bowling: Map Paintings exhibitions. And I finally became a DMA Member! I am looking forward to going to some opening receptions. I hope they do one for the big Jackson Pollock exhibition in the fall!
After the DMA, we went to Nasher Sculpture Center for coffee and to view the Melvin Edwards exhibition again. Drinking coffee and overlooking the sculpture garden from a seat in the cafe is one of my most favorite things to do ever.
And last but not least, my thrifting haul from Saturday. I tried to focus on clothing for warm weather, but I had to give some cold weather items a home, too. :)
A simple grey and white striped blouse with puffy sleeves.
Awesome casual tote. I think it is handmade.
Velvet tank with fuzzy straps.
Velvet burnout wrap-top that I can layer over tank tops.
Pretty sure this tee shirt was made just for me.
A comfy pink and black striped top. I'm going to cut off the belt.
This blouse looks great on with a keyhole cutout and lace details. I plan to remove the attached belt on this one too.
My biggest score. A pink velour jacket with rabbit fur collar.
Simple comfy red top.
I rarely find jewelry when I thrift, but I scored a rose pin and a pink bead necklace.
Scarlet velvet top.
It's Caprica Approved.
I love the little lace collar on this top.
Leopard trim dress. The buttons are leopard, as well and none were missing! I'm going to shorten this to knee-length.
I'm also going to shorten this short sleeved dress. I might switch the buttons to pink fabric-covered buttons and pilfer the nice velvet buttons for other projects.
Pink lace shell. Really soft and cozy.
Casual pink jacket. I like the mix of twill and knit fabric.
I'm going to turn this maxi dress into a tunic top.
I squeed over this little velvet cropped jacket. I love the frothy silver velvet.
Crushed velvet shirt that I plan to wear styled as a blazer.
Super score! This was $5.00 and none of the beading or embroidery is damaged. I needs panels added in the back to fit me. It reminds me of Anna's corset from Frozen. :)
A cape! I was so pleased to find this floral patterned velvet cape.
So...no more thrifting for the rest of the year, I think. Can I do it?