Happy Friday :: Prada sweater dress & Homemade clutch

by wendy

I hope you’re enjoy Thanksgiving left-overs as you’re reading this.  Yummy turkey, stuffing and pie =)

I love shopping at consignment stores and I think the secret is really timing.  I’ve been to DecadesTwo a handful of times, but only on two occasions I’ve found true treasures.  The first time was a vintage corset for $85 and the second time was this Prada sweater dress for $125.  The details on this piece is amazing.  The knit patterns are different thorough the body with micro-smocking concentrated on the shoulders, front, and back panels mixed with ribbing on the neckline and high waistline.

I’ve so far made three clutches and this one is the smallest.  I wanted to play with prints and when I saw this faux leather croc-embossed piece at the fabric store, I immediately bought a yard of it.  A week later, I went back to buy more but unfortunately the whole panel was sold out.

 Thank you so much for your kind words and support.  Writing the last blog entry was not easy for me because all of the memories and emotions poured back.  I sat with a roll of toilet paper (no tissue paper in the apartment) next to me and by the time I finished writing it, a pile of toilet paper the size of a small snowman sat beside me.  And when I read your comments, a larger size snowman accompanied me.  I cried and cried.  When I started this blog, I wanted it to be about fashion, but over time, it has evolved into a fashion diary documenting my style journey and life experiences.  Because of the short blog entry format, it’s hard for me to write everything in one blog post.  I hope you will continue on this journey with me.  I would love to share more stories of my group and foster home experience, college life, post-college to professional work as a financial advisor, and the start of my fashion journey.  I can not say this enough, thank you so much for your support and encouragement.

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:: Outfit ::

Top :: Prada sweater dress
Accessories :: JCrew belt, McQueen bracelet
Shoes :: Alaia
Bag :: Homemade clutch