Improvising

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Sheer.  So light, airy, and feminine. Some people may put sheer blouses away for the winter time, but I don't mind wearing some of my spring/summer clothes in the colder season.  I will often throw a sweater over a summer dress and wear it with tights and boots.  I do the same for my daughter.  You can get more mileage out of your wardrobe that way.  I don't, however, like dressing as if it's June in the middle of January.  If I am going to wear a summery piece of clothing then I "winterize" the look. There is something very satisfying about getting use out of summer clothes, rather than having them sitting in a bin for a long, cold Michigan winter.

I paired the sheer, ruffle blouse with a long blazer.  I found the blazer at Salvation Army for $3.99.  It's from Casual Corner.  Anyone remember Casual Corner?  I used to work a second job at Casual Corner when my husband and I were first married and living in the suburbs of Chicago.  I guess owning this jacket is called full circle?  The jeans I am wearing are my son's.  There are jeans called Not Your Daughter's Jeans.  Well, these jeans are called "These Are My Son's Jeans".

My sons and I have not had much luck finding jeans in our sizes at thrift stores.  In fact, my sons have trouble finding jeans in their size at stores.  So tall.  So lean.  We typically find their jeans online.  But always on sale.  My son Will grew out of these jeans extremely fast.  Stinkin' growth spurts are hard on the wallet.  I was getting ready to put them in a bin and decided to try them on.  The jeans are also too short on me so I cuffed them and I am wearing them with boots.  I am choosing to call them cropped jeans. Improvising.  And shhh...don't tell anyone.  It's our secret.

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