Friday, August 27, 2010

Off the beaten tracks

When you are severely unemployed, there are few preferable ways to spend a weekday than a thrifting adventure with a bee eff eff. Mary and I decided to celebrate this year's annual August 27th by taking a trip to some faraway thrift stores in dodgy neighborhoods.

The trouble is, neither of us have any sense of direction. What began as a clever way to avoid traffic rapidly devolved into a haunting and unfamiliar microchosm of everything that is wrong with the world. Specifically, we watched in veritable horror as the street we knew turned into a quaint winding road that dead-ended at what appeared to be an abandoned farm. There were no farm animals, however. They are presumed dead.

We got some photos on the railroad tracks, which at no point appeared to harbor an actual train. The sun was more distasteful than kissing someone who has just gobbled up a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos.

Flower top: Forever 21
Vintage jumper: thrifted
Gold leaf cuff: antique store
Olive tights: A sketchy liquidation sale store
Oxford pumps: Baker's
Vintage chain bag: thrifted

...Though we apparently both dressed for Fall, it is worth noting that both Mary and myself suffered gravely for our choices. Mary's van does not have air conditioning, and we were both made to pay the price for our sartorial missteps.

On Mary:
Vintage dress: thrifted
Belt: thrifted
Tights: A retailer who presumably intended them for wear in non-August months
Boots: thrifted in Colorado

Ugh, I wish I got a photo of Mary's boots. They are lovely with dresses, but also so utilitarian that they could probably facilitate the construction of a motorcycle factory on a bed of nails. Or something equally brawny.

one for the road.


Sheila said...

You both look awesome, and I am loving - yes, seriously LOVING - the funky utilitarian boots.

Yeah, not quite tights weather yet!

Heather said...

You guys look great...and sounds like just the thing to do when your with your BFF have an adventure...when your both 80 years old and on the porch swing sipping tea you will be chatting about all this stuff lol!! ~Love Heather

Leilani said...

You both look super adorable! I do have to say y'all were brave for wearing tights, it's been nothing but cotton & bare legs for me this week. Let me know if you're free for a thrifting trip next week-- I'm off Thursday, Friday and Saturday. :)

Anthea said...

Love your outfits!

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Kirstin said...

The purses you have are amazing. Love your style! I'm a new follower because I want to see what else you come up with... Check out my blog if you can:)