06 May 2008

if you can't do it, wear it . . .

That is my new motto.

I am wearing a really cute blouse I bought at a bazaar at a Ukrainian Orthodox church the week before Easter. It's cross stitched. There is some pulled thread work on it too. The stitching is hand-done. I don't know if you've ever bought cross stitched clothing, but usually it's done by machine. It's all too perfect for human hands to do. This one, you can tell it was done by hand, but it's a really good job. It's gorgeous.

I was a little worried it wouldn't fit when I bought it. Clothing can be a problem for me if I don't try it on, because I have a way distorted vision of how the girls look. We did the "hold it up to yourself" test, but the bazaar was in the middle of the church, and I couldn't try it on. I bought it anyway because they were selling things to benefit an orphanage, and it was $15, so I wasn't out too much if it didn't work for me, and I figured it would be a good addition to my textile collection, such as it is. But this fit last night. I was shocked! But in a good way.

I think it's really sweet. It has puffy elbow-length sleeves, square neck, and it's white with red and black stitching. It feels very bohemian. I put it on with dark jeans today and high heeled strappy shoes--they look like character shoes, very appropriate as I am a character! I felt really cute coming into the office this morning, and very chic.


Pumpkin said...

What a wonderful find!

~Julie~ said...

That is great, Rachel!! Isn't it fun-fun-fun to find things that we really like in the least likely of places and times? Your blouse sounds beautiful. You really need to find a way to get your li'l hands on a camera, my friend!!! lol


I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls