window shopping: button-down wool skirt inspiration
I know Brooks Brothers is for older male WASPs who are preppy and rich and smoke pipes and sit by the fire reading leather-bound classics in loafers and smoking jackets that have suede patches on the elbows, but…I like their stuff! To me, all this Seattle rain and gloom and gray doesn’t seem worth it if you don’t get to rock the wool skirts and cable-knit sweaters.
I’ve never actually been into a Brooks Brothers, so I don’t know what their prices are like, but I was thinking maybe I could make this skirt myself. I know how to make a pencil skirt, I would just need to split the front into two pieces, overlap them, and sew on some chunky buttons. I’ve only made pencil skirts in dupioni silk so far (great for parties), but I’m defs going to make at least one in chunky wool for work. I can just imagine it now: me in a tweed pencil skirt, with my knee-high brown wellies, traipsing through a golden field of tall grass with my hunting hounds by my side. Outta my way, Ralph Lauren! Skyfall here I come!
as an employee of WalMart, I feel that anyone who is planning on attending Black Friday sales should know that pretty much everything that’s “on sale” is the listed at the same exact price that it is listed at all year round. WalMart and other stores do this every year. they advertise it at an “incredibly low price” when really, it’s the same price its always been or sometimes even a little more. some stores even put stickers over top of the original pricetag to make it look like it’s on sale, but it really isn’t. and I’ve heard that a lot of the stuff that’s “on sale” for Black Friday is actually going on sale closer to Christmas. so just do your research and see if it’s really worth being trampled over
and please remember that cashiers are cashiers. we don’t set the prices. if you ask us nicely, we’ll change it reasonably (different stores can change it different amounts. WalMart cashiers can only make a $5 difference without calling a supervisor/manager over). the kinder the costumer is, the better we’ll make their experience
this year, don’t go black friday shopping. don’t further the commercialization of the holiday season and don’t continue the american stereotype of no-regrets rampant consumerism. it’s the thought that counts, not the price you get it at.
Support Walmart Workers: Boycott the Store on Black friday!
Support local businesses!
I am not exaggerating when I say there is about 100 people in this one line alone!! #blackfriday #shopping #doorbusters #walmart
a little over 2 weeks ago people were bitching and complaining about spending 45+ minutes in line to vote, but today they have NO FUCKING PROBLEM standing in lines for 3+ hours to buy some cheap, plastic shit from Walmart
Smitten with the DIY kits from Etsy Seller, Goose Grease, from Brooklyn, New York, particularly the nativity set and Mary, Joseph & Jesus ornaments for those that celebrate Christmas. But, the fun doesn’t stop there, Goose Grease has a number of DIY kits for crafting year round, including a yo-yo and two tops kit, a family figurine kit, a cupcake topper kit, a wedding cake topper kit and many more. In short, check out the shop to find something just right for you. I think these kits would be an excellent craft idea for children, but also for adults who want to enjoy some crafting fun! Each DIY set includes all the materials necessary (the wooden figurines, brushes, paints, top coats, instructions, etc.) to have you on your way to creating these adorable hand painted figurines or ornaments.
Each month, we bring you the weirdest stuff that our friend Cynthia finds while sorting through donations at the charity shop she works at in Massachusetts. These are some of the things she’s had to touch with her bare hands in the last month.
Your high waisted shorts cost 13.95? Mine cost 3.50.
Thrift stores boo;)
Every girl needs accesories, and a thrift shop is a great place to start. You can find vintage or modern pieces at great prices, which also means you can put your own twist on your accessories.
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