So you may ask... "Why is this outfit 'trashy'? " Welp...
I got the cardigan out of a trash can!
Yes, for real! And yes, I washed it. See, what happens in Wicker Park is that people generally go there to sell all their old clothes. There are at least 2 resale shops on the street and people of course lug all their stuff there hoping to make big bucks (trust me, you never do.) Those places are also super-picky and hardly take anything and lots of people give up and toss their items into a nearby trashcan which is exactly what happened with this.
I have no shame! I picked through the items that were sitting in the trashcan, in a reusable bag. It was a busy Saturday so yes, people looked at me like I was nuts but that happens every day anyway. Nothing new! Haha.
I know, I know - I'm taking forever sewing that dress I'm making. I had issues with my buttonholer the other night where I had to rip out about 3 buttonholes (no one wants crooked button holes!) and so tonight should be finishing the collar, side seams, and hem.
I also want to take photos of it out in the Chicago Botanic Garden, but it looks like the weather is not cooperating with me here and won't be for a few weeks. Argh! Until then... wish me luck on the last round of sewing on that thing!
See sneak peek photos of the dress on my Instagram account @uniko509.
Turquoise t-shirt - Thrifted
Belt - Thrifted
Favorite orange skirt - Brooklyn Industries
Tights - I don't even remember
Shoes - Vans