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Mom and I were headed to a children’s second hand store (closed on Sundays) and found a new secondhand boutique that *just* opened up. I tried on a super chic cropped velvet jacket that was elegant – but very impractical for life with baby spit up.¬† I passed it over for a burgundy shrug in a pointelle knit that was perfect. I also got *the* perfect jeans for paris. They’re cotton, poly and lycra in a wider (but fitted hip and waist) silhouette, very light weight, and require no alterations (petite, go figure).

So I have my pants for paris – the taupe Cosmopolitan travel pants and the denim pants. I might also make a yoke-waist wide leg pant in brown stretch velvet as well (if I have enough after the brown stretch velvet nursing top).

She also had a very chic belt that I also liked – it was in red pleather, gathered on to elastic with three rows of topstitching, and an edge-to-edge antiqued clasp. But I didn’t get that. I could do the same thing with a snap closure too. I have a pale green pleather, or, heck, blue suede. And where is that blue suede belt I made several years ago? That probably fits now. I should go find that in my sewing stuff.

This brings to mind the wine leather vest with Brazilian purple heart wood  toggles. That needs to come out of the closet as well for fall. So many chic outfits, so little time!

Though I did fall off the wagon with shopping, I am staying true to the thrift, secondhand and consignment boutiques.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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