Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Six Items Challenge: Hitting the Wall
I've "dry-cleaned" the woven skirt and my black slacks, and I'm on the hunt for looks that don't involve extra layers. The only thing new in Sunday's look would be the touches of orange--belt, scarf, and flip-flops.
Joni's word art. It was a cool day indoors updating my classes and then I began to sample some of the future looks I'd planned with it. They are not working ...yet.
Instead of a skirt or dress made from the shawl, you see the purple top below again. Thanks to Sally's post on Monday, I thought of this Elizabeth James obi I haven't worn since last winter. And then slipped on a pair of Franco Sarto flats, a pair that has been with me since Rags began.
Is anyone noticing a pattern? Yes, that's what the Labour behind the Labels campaign is all about. The tees are probably the only items that I think of as specifically "fast fashion" though all pieces originally came from the thrift store.
The woven skirt--the sturdiest piece in my wardrobe this month is by Central Falls and was made in the USA. And I want to believe that at the very least the seamstresses who made my skirt earned a minimum wage and in safe conditions.
When I get discouraged about my workload or the weather, I need only think a bit about these seamstresses to change my tune.