Here's that old black tunic again, the one with two left arms, previously seen here. It's gone from black buttons to blue buttons to a superfluity of beige-gray-black buttons because I saw something I wanted to copy. Et voila!
|Tunic - thrifted; skirt - Walmart; tights - Target; boots - JCP|
I added extra buttons between the buttonholes. The buttons are similar, but different, so when the tunic is buttoned it has a line of varied buttons.
The four buttons that actually do the work are all the same. This gives a sense of order to the wearer, who is already befuddled by having two left sleeves.
|See how I've repeated green from the hose and watering can in my buttonflower (Megan Mae).|
What do you think? Be honest.
The tunic is actually a little small for me, so the top of the pockets hits above my waist. And it's a tiny bit tight around the top, so the buttons don't really lay in a straight line (which you probably noticed in the picture above). It also shows every single bit of lint (which you probably also noticed in the picture above). But I like it because it's different. And it was thrifted and didn't cost much. I can experiment.
Mr. Sparkle reprised his role as The Photographer. He finds it funny, and odd, that I've suddenly taken more interest in clothes (I won't use the word fashion because I'm not interested in "the latest thing"). I find it funny, too, so that got me thinking about my motivation. Why am I so hooked on buying tights, and taking pictures of my outfits, and spending hours reading blogs? I always sort of liked experimenting with clothing, but I never tried to stand out much. Why now? Maybe menopause instilled a what-the-hell attitude in me. Or maybe I just got bored – bored with an office job, bored with my bobbed haircut, bored with being boring. So I cut my hair, bought some new clothes, and started reading blogs.
But I think there's something else, too. Remember when you were a little girl playing with your girlfriends, and you never wanted to go home? Do you ever feel like that when you're reading blogs? We're playing dress-up and showing each other what we got, telling stories and making each other laugh. It's great! I didn't want to grow up anyway.
I'm going to play dress-up at Patti's for Visible Monday. And I'm going on to The Weekly Thrift at Young Heart on Tuesday. And Ta-Dah! Tuesday - on Thursday!