Friday, February 26, 2010

Dear thrift store, no thank you.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shoes for Norwegian summers only...

I got some new eBay'd Weejuns in the mail yesterday. Here they are, making their debut on a snowy day in Ohio. Note to self: Weejuns are not good for walking on snow and ice. Wear Bean Boots tomorrow. End of note.

The new Weejies are paired with my new Old Navy chinos and some J. Crew socks I picked up a few weeks ago for $3.50 on clearance.

Oh, did I mention the shoes were $0.99 plus shipping?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Celebrating Sunday of Orthodoxy in style...

No, I didn't go to church with my tie halfway undone. This was taken after we took the wee ones to a local mall to play on the indoor playground. I really need spring to come. Soon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cheesefare & Tweed

Today was cold…and our church isn’t very warm I went with a cardigan/sport coat combo. It was a very warm ensemble, indeed. I didn't wear an overcoat and stayed quite warm despite weather in the 20s.

- Vintage USA-made tweed by Imperial by Haggar
- LL Bean cardigan
- Brooks Brothers OCBD (eBayed a few years ago)
- Merona tie from Target (got it for $4.98)
- Eddie Bauer jeans
- USA-made Bass bucks

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Target Trad

I want all three of these outfits for my little boys. For real.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Let it snow.

Well, heck. I got cut loose early from work so I figured I'd pick up my new blazer and tweed sport coat from the cleaners. No such luck. Bah. Now I'm going to have to trudge out in the mess tomorrow. Anyone up for a snowball fight?

It's official.

It’s now official that I’m a thrift store junkie. The lady at Goodwill knows me. She hasn’t quite called me by name, but I can see it coming. I got the lovely wife a Land’s End sweater today for $3.69. It’s not USA-made model, but I like it and hey, you can’t win them all. I found the dear baby son a pair of New Balance sneakers that should fit him right around time he begins walking…which reminds me, I need a pair of gray NB sneakers. Everyone does. Pictures to come later…

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The best thing I've heard all day...

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Schooooool's out for summer!

Yeah, I know it's not summer. In fact, the first week of February in Central Ohio is about the furthest thing from summer. It's not snowing now, but at any moment we could get a foot of snow.

That's why I decided to buck my usual trend of flannel and oxford cloth in favor of a madras shirt today. I wore it under a sweater and I quite like how it looks. It's fun and bright, on a day when the weather is dreary. It definitely requires and undershirt to work out. This particular shirt breathes so well it feels as if you're not wearing a shirt at all.

It's an unusual shirt, too. Osh Kosh B'Gosh for adults? Made in USA? I checked the RN number and it was made for them by Van Heusen. I can't get a read on its age, but it must be a few years old given that (I think) Van Heusen shipped all their production overseas in the 90s.

I have another madras shirt hanging up in my basement waiting for warmer temperatures and I think it's coming upstairs to mingle with the rest of my winter wardrobe.