While I was attending a church leadership seminar in Kansas City last week, I noticed some of the clothes that the presenters were wearing. Later in the hotel I would write down what I saw and what I liked and I was determined to find some of the same "looks."
I have never had a jean jacket that I truly loved and after seeing the jean jackets being worn by women with various outfits I decided that I wanted a jean jacket. Now, the one thing I am determined to do is that when I buy an article of clothing, I must get rid of something in my closet.
On Saturday I went shopping at our local Goodwill store and I found just what I was looking for. In fact I found a couple of really nice sweaters that I bought also.
Here is the jean jacket that I bought for $4.00.
The following items I have had in my closet for over 5 years and I wear them off and on.
The skirt is lacey. Here is the jewelry that I already had.
Look what happens when I open the faux pearl necklace and wear it long. The silver chains will be hidden by the collar on my jacket. Then I add the rest of the articles of clothing and I get this.
Here's the jacket close up.
Here is a crocheted skirt that I have had for at least 6 years.
Here it is with the jacket for a slightly Bohemian look. I like both looks.
Now I am on the hunt for a knee length coat to wear with jeans and pants. I made a major mistake when I went to Goodwill on Saturday. As I came in the door I saw a coat that was a good possibility but I bypassed it and went looking for jean jackets. I should have put the coat in my cart to try on after I found the jean jacket as someone else bought it before I could. Oh well, lesson learned.
Tuesday is a good day to shop at Goodwill so tomorrow I will take a break from my work to go and see what has come in on the latest shipment. I'm hooked.
While at Goodwill I didn't only purchase clothing. I have been wanting old style canning jars for years and look what I found at Goodwill.
And now on to Paxil.
Last week was week three of being weaned off Paxil. Well, I hit a brick wall while I was in Kansas City in that I suddenly started suffering the side effects from going off this drug. I could handle it for the most part but after I got home it got worse. Migraine type headaches along with nausea, vertigo and "brain sparks." These are like zaps or jolts in the brain. Why I was doing so well only to be sidelined on the 21st day is beyond me.
I couldn't cope with the side effects so I chose to go back on Paxil and leave weaning off of it for another season. After talking to my doctor about what I experienced it sounds like when I am ready to try weaning off Paxil again I will need to decrease my dosage very, very slowly instead of what normally works for everyone else.
While in Kansas City I went to bed a lot earlier and I am continuing to do so. As long as I get at least 8 hours of sleep at night, I am good during the day. I'll leave going off Paxil for another time.
I would love to hear from any of you about your shopping experiences at thrift or Goodwill stores. My rule remains the same of buying only what I need and at a good value. The fun thing is that with the prices of thrift stores I can come up with a look that is all my own -- I guess the best way to describe it is I like to dress a little "funky" sometimes with a Bohemian edge and I love doing it for a small fee.