Saturday, December 10, 2016

Brown Study

"With Hidden Rabbits"--Saturday 12/10/16

Today's Reverse Inspiration is old school--a 6 year old combination with a lot of layers.  I'm almost confused about how a turtleneck + collared cardigan + quilted vest + scarf would work, but I do have to admit that it seems likely to be very warm indeed.


I didn't need something quite that warm (and you know how I feel about turtlenecks), but I do have the pullover sweater + quilted vest + scarf thing going on.

Brown pullover sweater (thrifted, Claiborne), $2.50/wear
Bootcut jeans (thrifted, Kohls), $0.39/wear
*Olive quilted vest (thrifted, Relativity), $6.74/wear
Brown pointy-toed flats by Frye, $5.05/wear
Teal/brown/rust paisley scarf (Kohls), $3.50/wear

Outfit total: $18.18/wear

I'm so excited to have an olive vest in my wardrobe after the Great Vest Haul last month.  A relatively thin quilted vest is just such a useful garment in Coldville.  You can see I also went with a mix of green-ish colors here, including a pair of (unexpected, I think) light green socks with brown shoes.  Of course, I usually wear these shoes with brown socks, but I was already wearing the green socks when I took this photo, and the silliness of them appealed to me in this outfit somehow.

And if I can't wear silly light green socks with rabbits on them hidden under my jeans on a day like today, then I don't even want to know about it.

Speaking of rabbits, I am now ready to reveal what all those "jail break" photos I've been posting of rabbits testing their cages or strategizing their escape at the state fair are about.  You know, like this one, in which the black otter shares his plan with his co-conspirators.

The rabbits are clearly yearning for their freedom, so they can descend en masse on this display of the loveliest carrots I have ever seen. 

In other news...My birthday dinner tonight consisted of surprisingly amazing and super-easy chicken nachos made from Tostitos, rotisserie chicken meat that Lund's sells torn from bird and pre-packaged in the deli [they sell the whole rotisserie chickens that they cook onsite, and I've bought them before, but I hadn't noticed that they sell the meat torn into bite-size pieces also], and pre-shredded cheddar cheese heated for 45 seconds in the microwave.  For dessert, cinnamon donut holes also purchased at Lund's.  When it's about 15 F and snowing, the idea of going out for dinner doesn't hold much appeal, so I'm glad we stopped by the store this afternoon (when there was only 1" of snow so far) and picked up some things to make the most dead simple yet tasty treat of a dinner.

It's a good thing I had my birthday here at the tail end of the Obama administration because this meal will harder to prepare when Trump takes office...assuming he makes good on his campaign pledge to make America grate again.


Jen M. said...

The baby and the dog both ate some pre-shredded cheese tonight too! Kindred spirits. We are all wishing you a happy birthday. I was singing a very merry unbirthday to Pax this morning in your honor.

Sally said...

Thank you :)

I'm glad P is becoming aware of the unbirthday concept. As a January baby, he might find it more useful than most.

Tam said...

For a moment while reading this post, I was astonished to learn that your grocery store sells cheese that is not only pre-shredded but even heated 45 seconds in the microwave!

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