I mean, I knew it was coming. The writing was on the wall. The re-sale clothing store I was employed at is not doing well…I mean, it’s kind of tanking. It should have done really well, this being Austin and all. I went into work today intending to give my notice (I have something lined up already), only to be informed by the owner that my news was a relief for her because she was going to have to let me go. She had a visit from corporate yesterday, which did not go well, so I was given a check and headed out the door. I sincerely hope that things turn around for this business because I believe in re-sale, but with a skeleton crew (the owner and 2 employees), it’s not looking good. This is especially sad as it comes on the heels of the closing of the GAP store across the street. So sad.
In the midst of this, I took a break from my self-imposed Madewell ban and ethical shopping crusade. I know…I’m weak, but I have been crushing on a few items, especially these little beauties:
And this little raw-edge denim dress:
And here are more looks of the week. Mind you…all of these outfits are what I actually wear for the day and not planned in advanced for the blog. It’s all very informal.
I’m looking at these photos and in all reality, some people may say that a 48-year-old woman shouldn’t be wearing ripped jeans or overalls. I don’t care. I was in Buy Backs yesterday wearing the above dress and Birkenstocks and some young late-twenties or early thirties guy complimented my toe nail polish and then tried to strike up a conversation with me about movie genres. This is Buy Backs mind you, but hey, it’s not everyday this old gal gets propositioned!