I've never understood how someone who cares so much about the way things look...
...can allow herself to look so run down.
Lately, I've hit a new low--and that's from someone whose everyday style is already marginal.
The ratty lingerie isn't the only symptom. I've been at the greasy ponytail, no-lipstick level for a while now.
So what's a frugal momma to do?
A friend suggested Missus Smartypants, a online fashion guru. Her writing doesn't live up to the $10 subscription. However, Missus Smartypants did get me thinking about accessories.
I needed a purse to replace the one that was stolen. Instead of neutrals, I picked up this Talbot's leather bag from Goodwill ($2.99) and a hemp version from Thrift Smart ($1.50).
That color reminded me of two long scarves in the coat closet--one pale blue, one chartreuse--with the Macy's beads you saw earlier somewhere in between.
Some combination of the above should brighten my secondhand collection of Chico's black basics. Now I'm down to a couple of jackets, a haircut, some makeup.
Oh, and a whole new body. But that might take a while.