"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."

--Winston Churchill

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shiny Old Things

Today I was particularly proud of my outfit selection because half of it I've had for years and years. I feel I deserve to give myself a pat on the back for making a new outfit out of old pieces!

These peep toe gold Steve Madden wedges were my first pair of shoes with any sort of heel that I wore on a regular basis. I remember my sister and I buying the same pair at Ross when I was about 16. I can blame my heel obsession on these babies. I can't believe I still have them!

I bought this sequined tunic not long after I bought the shoes...maybe a year later at most. I remember it was one of my first purchases at my favorite boutique that has since closed unfortunately. For some reason I haven't been able to part with it even though I haven't worn it in years. The length is hard to work with because of two slits that go uncomfortably high on the sides. But today I decided to wear a black slip underneath which eliminated the problem. The sequined sweater was a resale find form about a year ago.

When paired with tights and a slip, the tunic works well as a dress for fall. I love the added bling with the sequined sweater. You can never have too many sparkles ; )

Lesson learned? Sometimes you can make shiny new things out of old and loved items. Not being able to shop has forced me to become creative and so far I am loving it!


  1. Thanks Christina!

    Hahaha Jess, this is actually Sherbert. Believe me if Norma were in the picture I'd be giving her credit! She's a lot fatter and fluffier than Sherbie. You'll notice that once you get to know her haha.