Monday, August 9, 2010

The Irony of Victory Day


August 9, 2010

white ruffled tank—Old Navy ($5!)
madras miniskirt--American Eagle, old
red-striped wedges--TOMS, remixed
sunglasses--Target, remixed
bag--Coach, old

Oh Rhode Island…dear, sweet little Rhode Island.  RI is the only remaining state to celebrate Victory Day as a state holiday with closed banks, libraries, government offices, etc.  Never heard of such a holiday?  Congratulations—you live in an area that no longer commemorates dropping the atomic bombs on Japan during WWII.  Technically, the celebration is for the end of the Second World War, but it’s no longer a federal holiday because of the nature of that ending. 

Forgive my political rants, if you will.  I’m certainly thankful and awestruck by the men and women courageous enough to join the armed forces and fly overseas to the unknown and am horrified by the still-climbing death tolls in the current U.S. wars.  I’m just saying: there’s a (solid) reason 49 other states no longer claim Victory Day. 

But you’re not here for politics!  You’re here for clothes—to enjoy, draw inspiration from (What Not to Wear?), or offer feedback.  So, on to the outfit…


It’s still hotter than Hades here so breezy minimalism is where it’s at, as far as I’m concerned.  I bought this tank on super clearance for $4.99 at Old Navy pre-30 for 30 challenge and then didn’t wear it as I left it out of my 30 items.  It’s cute in the back too, with a racerback and continued ruffles along the edges. 

This skirt has been around for several years and while I still love the pattern, I no longer love the length or cut or the fact that it’s slowly become much too small for these thighs.  What do you think—consignment/Goodwill pile after this summer?


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