Quick update on a few wardrobe items (ETA to add photo)

1. Got the coffee stain out of the turquoise pencil skirt. Can’t even tell.
2. Remember the cobalt/cerulean blue puffy sleeved jacket I thrifted a while back? I’ve only worn it once since I got it. I find it difficult to style and can really only think of one way to make the sleeves work. Plus it does NOT fit under any type of jacket thanks to those big ol’ sleeves….so I re-thrifted it last week (sorry Angie – I know you liked it)
3. Have figured out that the only two things I’m still on the hunt for for summer are a casual black sleeveless jersey dress (as per Angie’s recent blog post) and a sleeveless faded denim vest. Any ideas anyone?
4. Canadian delivery stinks – the order I placed with Nordie’s May 30th for my “back up” pair of Wit & Wisdom skinnies and the yellow/blue snakeskin leather clutch is still in transit. Don’t they know I’m an impatient person?

Oh….one more thing… I LOVE YLF AND ALL OF YOU!!!

P.S. I just had to share and brag a little. My hubby is a writer and amateur photographer. He laid in a ditch for over an hour watching this dragonfly until he could get the perfect shot of the wings spread so you could see the intricate lace-like details. I love this picture.

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  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Yay for saving the skirt! I like your list for summer. It is still early so maybe other holes or wants would pop up later.

  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago

    I got my black easy summer dresses from 6pm for a song. Have you checked them out?

    Amazing photo ... I am so impressed with the patience of nature photographers.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Unfortunately 6pm doesn't deliver to Canada (see point #4 above...)

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for the update and glad you saved that skirt. Can't really help with dress recommendations but I can certainly recommend what you are looking for for summer. I have a few black summer dresses and they come out every year.

    Hubby's photo is just beautiful. What dedication and passion he must have to be able to patiently wait for the "right" moment.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Yay to no more coffee stains!

    Yay to taking back that jacket that just wasn't earning a place in your wardrobe.

    Yay to that exquisite photo of a dragonfly by darling hubby!

    Thanks for the love and right back at you :)

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    That's some impressive macro photography.

  • Nadya replied 6 years ago

    Amazing photo! Don't give up on your dress and vest, they may show up where you least expect them.

  • christieanne replied 6 years ago

    Cool photo! He must have been thrilled to capture that.

    Sorry about the shipping to CA. That does sound frustrating when you all post about it. I think your package arrived today though so Yay!

    It's funny when we discover what we thought would be "perfect" is not really all we dreamed. I tried on some things I had checked out on Nordstrom website and discovered they were really no t "all that". I can only imagine how upset I would have been had I had to wait for shipping.

    Good luck on the dress and vest - you will stumble on them when you least expect :)

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    What a talented photographer your hubby is!

    Glad you got the coffee stain out--what did you use?

    We love you too Shannon!

  • Kim replied 6 years ago

    I got myself a great denim vest at Value Village the other day, by buying a jean jacket I liked and hacking off the sleeves! It actually works well since the sleeve is double stitched to the jacket it's easy to trim "very* close to the stitching and not have any unraveling going on.

    Easy peasy, and I"ve probably worn it about 4 times already, and then went and bought a white one (denim vest) at Smart Set cause I loved the denim one so much!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Natalie - good old soap and water on the coffee stain. That was it. I think the fact that I quickly rinsed the stain before it even had a chance to dry is what saved the skirt.

    Kim - I was thinking of trying a DIY on a denim jacket too, if I can find one. Glad yours worked out for you!

    Angie - I'm learning that if something in my closet isn't being worn, out it goes. It's precious real estate and there's no room (or desire) for orphans.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, that is such a beautiful photo!! Congrats to your husband.

    And congrats to you for taking such good care of your wardrobe. Weeding, tending, and growing!! I am with you 100% on getting rid of whatever is not earning its keep. I have taken to consigning items more and more if they don't meet my needs.

  • biscuitsmom replied 6 years ago

    Great all around! Except the slow delivery, of course. Kudos to Hubby! That is an amazing picture- thanks for sharing.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Hubby is so pleased that you all like his photo. He's very self critical when it comes to his work. He's also very much a purist when it comes to photography and it took him a while to actually come around to digital and put away his film. He also never uses photoshop - says he never wants to mess with Mother Nature!

  • ManidipaM replied 6 years ago

    Shannon, mwah! Wishing you shopping luck for the summer potholes...

    You know, that photo is awesome not only because of the perfect positioning of the wings and the patience *that* took, but also because of the background, which means choosing a good angle --- and yeah, it's a blur, but the colours STILL need composing. LOVE!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    I like your precious real estate strategy, Shannon.

  • Jem replied 6 years ago

    Yay for saving the skirt! That was an amazing outfit the other day, and I'm sure there will be many more with that skirt!

    And, wow! I LOVE your hubby's amazing picture!

  • Kari replied 6 years ago

    That photo is absolutely incredible! I love the iridescent colors of dragonflies.

    So glad that the stain came out!

    For a black dress for summer, maybe keep an eye on Karen Kane - not a lot of black dresses now, but they had quite a lot last year.

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