My preferred venues are consignment stores, though I have had a little luck at thrift stores. I don’t want to spend a lot of time shopping–I like to dash into my two favorite consignment stores on the way home from Saturday morning yoga–and thrift stores require a bit more looking.
So, after yoga yesterday, I stopped in both Double Take and Worth the Wait looking for whatever, but needing a wrap to wear last night to a dance concert.
The dress (Fire Los Angeles) and necklace I wore–which drew compliments from strangers–came from Double take last spring. And the vegan shoes (Nine West) came from one or the other; I can’t remember which.
When I was at the counter purchasing the dress, I looked down into a jewelry case and spotted the necklace. Though the pieces came from different consignors, they were brilliant together! When a pairing like that is laid before you, it would be irresponsible not to accept the “gift”…or so my thinking goes. 🙂
Last year, I was taking the ensemble to San Miguel over Spring Break where our friend, Federico Correa, opened an art gallery, so I didn’t need a wrap. Here, though, the nights are still a wee bit cool and, certainly, performance venues can be a bit chilly. My next stop, Worth the Wai,t is currently sporting a wall of beautiful long, wide scarves. They were new, but they were perfect. So, I chose one in a lovely aqua-teal color, but when I got to the counter, I noticed there was a “run” in the fabric. There were no more scarves in that color, so I went to study the rainbow of choices again.
I hadn’t memorized all the colors in the dress before I left, so I was unsure. But my eyes lit on a multicolored striped one that I could almost swear contained ALL of the right colors. It would be a bold contrast and striking statement if it did; and an utter disaster if it didn’t. But I trusted my instincts, bought it, brought it home holding my breath, and it was perfect!
There are still 3 more weeks to celebrate Earth Month. So do it in style!