Thrifty Thursday: Savers Challenge for #nnb2011 July 28, 2011 By Karen Andrews 11 Comments Hello! You are welcome to subscribe to my updates for free. Happy reading!I had some clothes to take and donate to Savers yesterday. Naturally, I could not resist going inside for a quick look. To justify the excursion I made up a little challenge in my head: “What could I buy for this weekend that would be a) otherwise functional and useful and b) pretty?” This is what I found: e f’ collection cotton dress, size small: $9.99 Look at the cute sleeves! Pilgrim satin dress, size six: $12.99 Quite a sixties-inspired pattern Saba jumper, size SS: $14.99 Cross those arms, yo. (To be matched with jeans) One thing the dresses have in common are annoyingly long hanger loops. You know those? You can see one peering out in the top photo. I think I would rather jeopardise the shape of a dress by hanging it by the actual shoulders, or even by folding it in a drawer, than use them because odds-on this happens: once I am wearing the dress those loops always poke out, no matter how often I tuck them away. I’ll grab the scissors later. I’ve got a short dinner jacket I can pair with all of these OR a longer frock coat if I decide to be sensible (Melbourne is cold). I’m not sure yet what I’ll take for warmth… decisions, decisions… Are you coming into town for the conference? What have you packed, or are going to pack? I’m throwing in gloss for my lips – the wind can be brutal – and my ECCO boots. See other Thrifty Thursday finds here. Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time). « TimeTo End The Weekend, Something Lovely »Comments Steph says July 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm Winter in Melbourne means layers, nice accessories like hat and scarf, and any colour at all, as long as it’s black See you there! Steph recently posted..Once upon a time in LibraryLand… Reply Karen says July 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm Yay! Yes, see you there Steph! Reply katepickle says July 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm Ooh I love the blue dress… if only my boobs with fit into something in that style! Great finds, they’ll all look fabulous on you! Reply Karen says July 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm thanks Kate! x Reply Fragancia says July 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm I love the blue one. The bow is just so cute <3 you're blog is so cute. I came across it on Australia's top 100 blogs' list.Im your new follower now. do check out my blog too. I'd love if you follow back xoxox http://cosmopearls.blogspot.com/ Fragancia recently posted..Review- Contact Lenses From E-Circle Lens.com Reply Karen says July 31, 2011 at 7:56 pm Thank you Fragancia Reply D.Paul says July 29, 2011 at 10:19 am Love the pattern and lines of the blue dress! That’s fantastic! Reply Karen says July 31, 2011 at 7:56 pm Thank you Dom – it got a few comments on the night, so that’s a good sign Reply Ann says July 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm Yes layers and a wood fire, with good wood, not cheap wood Reply Karen says July 31, 2011 at 7:55 pm Yes, I hear there is quite a difference! Reply a says July 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm I bought expensive Ironbark and got some other wood, that does not burn well. The supplier is coming around this week to make amends….somehow Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.