Monday, July 9, 2012

My new maxi-dress

In this photo, I am very hot because of all the heat in the outside world. I don't think it was over 100 when I made this face in my fabulous dress, but it was probably pretty darn close. I bought the dress while thrift shopping in California. It almost didn't make the cut, but then I thought about the summer ahead of me and my adoration for the two maxi-dresses I already own and decided I needed to make it a maxi-dress trio.

This necklace is from my days as an undergraduate in Asheville. It's handcrafted and purty. Reach for the stars!

My favorite tote is starting to look a little beat up. I am on the lookout for a nice, large, professional bag to start using when school starts, but I find it's really hard to thrift purses. Maxi-dresses? Those are pretty easy to find. Nice, large, professional bags? Not so much. 

Books are also pretty easy to thrift. I've been finding a lot of great elementary-age novels. I actually already had a decent little collection in the books I already owned. "Jacob Have I Loved," Lloyd Alexander's books of Prydain, the Harry Potter series... all already my possessions. While thrifting books, I've been reminded of my realization about children's books: A great book is a great book. I may read above a fourth-grade reading level, but a fourth-grade book can still touch on significant themes, still engage me and still teach me about life. True story (about fictional tales).


Connie said...

It really is the year of the maxi-dress. you look very cool.
Yay! Let's hear it for real books! Even if they are kinda heavy..hope you find a bag!

Thrifted Shift said...

Absolutely yes about books! Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting makes me cry every time and I think it's a 2nd grade, early 3rd grade level book! Cute necklace!

Melanie said...

I love your blue maxi dress. It's too bad we love to slot books into narrowly defined categories - there are so many great reads that slip by.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I still read children's books now and again, I've got lots on my bookshelves. I love your maxi dress, so nice and cool. Can you send some heat this way please? x

Shanti said...

love the necklace! great maxi dress!

Benlovesting said...

Lovely dress!

Caro * said...

Lovely dress !! It is a comfortable clothe, love it and your bag is so cute ;)