If you know me, you know that an outing, no matter how casual, is usually an opportunity to wear one of my latest skirts or dresses found at the thrift shop and today was no exception. I have a new to me dress in my favourite colour, purple. I know, I know, you are thinking, but Shawna the colour you always wear is teal or some shade of blue so I would think that is your favourite. Or maybe red because of your red bags and that special red coat you have. I do love those colours very much but my favourite colour above all others is purple, any shade of it, and you know, I happen to think purple looks fantastic with both teal or red. In my fantasies I would have a dress with velvet and silk in a paisley pattern and of course it would be purple. I am heavily but happily afflicted with a purple paisley passion. This dress, in mauve crinkle cotton, is nearly as good though. And I happened to have the perfect fringed scarf to use as a belt.
This dress is possibly the best $5 I've ever spent. I did drop some larger sums today though and I am equally as excited about those and dying to share.
It's a bit crazy to purchase a warm hoodie as we approach summer but my beloved colourful hoodie is getting a bit ratty and while I will still wear it, I wanted a more upscale one. I popped into the shop that carries them, and scooped one up with glee. The colours are a bit darker but still very me and it even looks good with this dress so I know I have a winner of an autumn outfit here.
And then there are the shoes. Not only did I find some red shoes, I found the best red shoes ever in the history of woman kind. The shoes have inspired a new pose which might be called 'Wow look at these amazing shoes' but might equally as well be called 'Oh good lord I've gotta pee!'
Sophie was happy today too, and after playing in her box she gave my new shoes her sniff of approval.
We can't have too many pictures of the amazing shoes so here is a close up so you can appreciate the details. The make is Rieker which I have never worn before but I have to say they are amazingly comfortable.
I'm linking up to Second Hand First at The citizen Rosebud. While the red shoes and hoodie are not second hand, the dress and the brown shoes are.
Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes