Sunday, November 14, 2010

I am a thrifty ninja.

Katie the Interrobanger has a grey cardigan that I covet because it is long and simultaneously chic and comfy-looking and because grey goes with everything and because all of my cardigans look like I borrowed them from hobos.

I went cardigan-shopping the other day but you can't buy one for less than $30 these days and really?  I just want to spend $10, and the only $10 cardies were those ones that are longer in the front than the back, and make you look like your torso has catfish whiskers.  Several turns around the mall later I walked out with an accidental belt but no cardigan.

I paraded through the Salvation Army quickly because you never know what's going to be in there (my best-beloved gold flats were a $3 score) and unearthed a long grey sweater for $4!  Victoire.

I wish I'd taken before-and-after pictures, because I had to edit it down, but it's a Large and it's B.U.M. Equipment which makes it an XXL in clothes-that-are-not-for-slobs.  Half an hour and eight cents worth of thread later...


That'll definitely do, pig.

3 comments:

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

Love it. I was also thinking about getting one of the cardigans that's longer in the front, but I don't want to have catfish whiskers! Now I'm all conflicted.

Ky said...

Cute!

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

P.S. I did not know you had this blog until today. It makes me happy. You know what else makes me happy? It's totally uncool, but we have slightly more followers than you on google reader. This doesn't happen often, as in the style world we're pretty much the kids in the corner who eat paste. And I know this isn't a style blog, but Imma take it anyway. So I also think we should have an ongoing competition to see who can have the most followers. And it should end right...now. Hah! We win!


P.S. I'm normally not this competitive. I don't know what got into me. Please still be our friend.