{Almost daily outfit of the day} A short story 4.4.12


Fossil jacket; Gap plaid shirt; Gap Outlet cutoffs;  Miz Mooz wedges; Old Navy belt; thrifted Gucci tote ($17 from the Salvation Army); Forever 21 and Neiman Marcus bracelets; thrifted Michael Kors watch

You might have heard about the tornadoes that tore through south and west Dallas yesterday. I was at home, hot gluing gold braiding on a thrifted navy suit for a Robert E Lee costume for one of my twins. Then I saw this pic come across my twitter feed:


There are two things that happen when you learn about tornadoes located a short distance from your house. First, you FREAK THE HELL OUT. Then you hyperventilate, hysterically text your husband (who isn't helping by being out of town. Thanks a lot, husband), obsessively watch the news, and madly clean out your coat closet which will serve as a makeshift tornado shelter and is crammed full of random things like baseball bats and tennis balls and wool coats and hangers and scarves and OH MY GOD WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE SAVE YOURSELF AAAARRRRRGGHHHHH.

Today, having faced my imminent death and survived to tell about it, I wore shorts. I hate wearing shorts. But when you've sailed through a terrifying crisis like a tornado outbreak, shorts don't seem that bad.





11 comments:

  1. You look super chic! You always find the most amazing handbags/totes while thirfting. They really need to step their game up here in Austin. LOL

    Glad you survived.

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  2. glad you survived unscathed! shorts! KNEES!

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  3. I don't know why you stray away from shorts, as you look so cute, but I'm glad your surviving yesterday's storms forced you into this lovely outfit!

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  4. You are too funny! Note to self: avoid Elissa during the apocolypse. Those shorts look great on you! That's my favorite length. It's the only length that doesn't get caught up in my hooha. Well, those and booty shorts...

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  5. Cute outfit! Love the tote. I found a Gucci handbag today at the Goodwill but the strap was in poor shape:(

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  6. I absolutely love that bag. Combined with the shorts, you look like a woman on a mission. Glad to hear you're OK!

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  7. You're having a great week. Finding a vintage Gucci and surviving a tornado not specifically in that order. Everything's coming up Elissa! I would love to find a vintage Gucci, who wouldn't. The new ones are poorly made. I bought a Gucci from a Gucci boutique a couple of years back, which was my first and last handbag from Gucci. Within 9 days the inside pocket was fraying. They didn't even want to exchange it for me, and they have a 10 day return/exchange policy. They sent it out for repairs which took a whole week and when it came back the stitching on the other side was fraying so I blew my top off and demanded my money back and swore never to purchase a handbag from them again the manager apologized and gave me a refund. But if I do find a vintage one like yours I'll def buy it considering the vintage ones are better made. Sadly I'm not that lucky. I do always see vintage Dooney & Burkes and plenty of Coach handbags at my favorite vintage shop. Anyhoo, thanks for letting me share my Gucci rant. Have a great weekend!

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  8. That is an amazing bag! Gucci never goes out of style!


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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