I promise this is the last time I'm posting me with this skirt! This actually is an outfit from last week. I just saved the post for a rainy day when I had nothing to say but low and behold...my camera is out of commission.
I won't be able to post for a few days...but let this be a lesson in how many ways you can rock stripes.
This is what you wear when your air conditioner goes out in your house and you have to go to the Mr.'s place for a few days. You remix what you already have over there.
Which isn't always that bad when you are remixing some of your favorite pieces...
And sometimes there is a warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie the size of a pancake waiting on the stove for you.
(Vintage Dress worn as Vest, Target tank/skirt,LAMB Heels, Mother In Law's Train Case)
I would probably be at home watching reruns of Bethanny Ever After on Bravo if there wasn't a real reason for me to leave the house.
(P.S...Bethanny is funny and psycho all at the same time)
Key from Don't Mess With Texas Style and I have been trying to meet for a while but kept missing each other at Houston meetups. We decided to make that a thing of the past.
Key has featured GFS on her blog a few times and it was kind of ridiculous for us to be in Houston and never have met.
Key and her fabulous sister met me at XPOZHER Accessories and Home Goods to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the shop. It was the perfect place to meet, chat, mingle and shop!
We chatted about everything under the sun. I don't think people realize that they can sow seeds of empowerment just by kind words. Key did that for me.
Her sister freaked me out because she says that she reads my blog all of the time and I'm always genuinely amazed when someone says that:)
I met these chicks as strangers and somehow I walked away with hair products and a fabulous top from their car. That's southern hospitality at its finest! (More on the top in a few weeks)
Xpozher is the brain child of Houston's own Yolanda Green. I can't say enough about Ms. Yolanda. This lady is a busy bee but knows how to throw a party! The first time I met her, I witnessed her literally greet her customers with a "CHEST BUMP FOR JESUS!"
Awesome in every sense of the word!
I didn't quite walk out of the shop empty handed. I managed to outwit another customer from getting this beautifully made cross necklace! SCORE!
If it's not enough for Yolanda to run a fabulous accessories shop but her son just happens to be talented.
If you follow me on twitter then you know Lee-Lonn. I tweet about him all of the time.
I get the pleasure of hearing him sing at work but it's only a matter of time before everyone knows his name. We talk alot about making our passions/creativity our primary source of income.
Look him up on ITUNES not only for his beautiful voice but because he is always asking me for random things like hot sauce or tartar sauce at work. He brings apple sauce and broccoli for lunch! Who does that!?!
We need to feed him!
I'm actually going to finally catch one of his live shows tonight!
Since I picked up the hobby of thrift shopping, I tend to make up stories to go with the clothes I find.
For instance, this hunting vest was found in the men's department.
I suspect the owner of this vest was forced to get rid of his vest at the request of his wife.
She probably was so sick of him spending all of his time in the woods that she told him that he had to stop hunting.
Not because she didn't want him to have a hobby...but because he didn't have a JOB! She worked as a teacher's aide/exotic escort and he hunted while she was gone.
This probably went on for years.
Perfhaps she only put up with it for so long because she didn't want to be accused of stifling his dreams.
He always talked about his desire to own his hunting company where he trained people to hunt for deer, elks, and bears.
He probably had other get rich quick schemes over the years but this one was the last straw for the wife.
She probably told him that if he hadn't atleast acquired a single client by the end of the year, he had to get a job.
The year came and went. Still not a single person to start his business. Rufus had to finally give up hunting. On that last day of the year, he took all of his hunting/safari gear including this vest to the local thrift store. The very next day, he got a job as an air traffic controller. His wife was pleased, he got plenty of rest on the job and I got this vest.
I giggled at my outfit today because it went through quite a few phases.
The hair was big...then the humidity got to it.
Borrowed Train Case
TIKKR watch c/o TIKKR
The hair flopped for a while...
Then the hair got the fro-hawk treatment...
By the end of the day, I had changed the belt and let the hair go wild.
Welcome to a day in the life of GFS.
(My future mother in law pulled out some goodies from the attic this weekend. Somehow I walked away with this circular train case. On loan of course...but I'll make great use of it while I have it. I loveth it so:)
1. I will announce the winner of the GFS/Shabby Apple Giveaway later this week.
2. There is a giveaway for GFS/Facebook Likers only...here
3. Yes, this thrifted skirt is indeed the same skirt worn as a dress from the previous post.