sunglasses - Nasty Gal / earrings - handmade by Carie, won in Pretty Little Mountains giveaway / purse - Athens tourist shop / silk top - vintage, thrifted / belt - vintage, thrifted / skirt - J.Crew, thrifted & rebuilt / ring - Nasty Gal / sandals - Target, thrifted
Over the weekend, I went thrifting with the lady who taught me everything I know about shopping secondhand - my mom. Most of our old favorite thrifts aren't around anymore, so I spent breakfast only slightly over-zealously making a Google Map of a dozen or so stores in the area. In the end we only made it to an estate sale and two new-to-us thrifts, but we still managed to come home with a trunk full of new goodies. I think I must have had some of Jen's magical silk-radar, because I found more silk blouses than I could carry, and ultimately came away with this top, a pink silk blouse, and a killer raw silk blazer for mom.
I also brought home this cute J.Crew skirt, although I could see it needed a little love; the elastic was completely stretched out, but would be easy to replace. Of course, once I got it home (and into decent light), I discovered a constellation of little holes in the fabric in front. Fortunately only the top layer was damaged, so I wound up taking the whole thing apart and moving the inside layer to the outside and the front to the back. Definitely much more of a project than I'd realized, but still worth it for such a dreamy little $2 skirt.
We snapped these photos on our walk home from the Metro after spending the better part of Sunday picnicking and catching up with one of our best friends from college at the zoo. This is actually the third base line of the baseball diamond behind my old middle school, a place I most associate with bomb-threat evacuations and doing my best to avoid participating in gym class. Ah, memories...