For whatever reason - probably all the walking we've been doing lately - my feet feel too big for some of my shoes. I had heard that you can stretch leather shoes by sealing water in a plastic baggie, putting it inside your shoe, and sticking it in the freezer for a few hours. It didn't work the first time because I used too much water and the baggies only stayed in the opening of the shoe, but the second time I slipped the baggie all the way down into the toe. It did stretch the shoes a little - making them much more comfortable to wear.
This little backpack is my new favorite thrifted bag. My wardrobe is a seesaw of practical and aesthetic choices, and I love it when I find something that is a perfect balance. I really like having my hands free, and it's big enough to comfortably hold my camera, some granola bars and a water bottle.
As often as I've worn this salmon-colored dress from Mata Traders, I can't recall wearing it with the sleeves rolled up. But it's currently my favorite way of styling it. It's interesting how a little thing like changing the shape of your sleeves can alter the whole look of an outfit. And speaking of altering - did you know that nylon tights take Rit dye really well? These tights used to be white. After a few months, I realized I had much more use for dark tights, so I dyed them royal blue, and then later black, resulting in this nice navy color. This is probably my most successful dying project!
Many thanks to everyone who has added The Flying Clubhouse to their blogroll - with less than a dozen posts so far, it makes me so happy that you have faith in this new blog. Also, a big thanks to all who are following on Bloglovin' (or blogger or however you choose to follow this blog) - I really appreciate it!
dress: mata traders (old)
tights: asos (modified)
shoes // bag: thrifted