Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What I'm Wearing: The Mothball Skirt

Jacket: Tulle
Skirt: Thrifted
Tank: Old Navy
Tights: Hue
Boots: Steve Madden
Necklace: Tom's Gifts (birthday present from Patrick)
Earrings: swapped with a friend

Hello, have I heard of wearing a slip? Next time, next time.


This skirt was the darling of my most recent thrift-store excursion. It seems pretty old, and was handmade. The only thing better than thrifting an awesome skirt is thrifting an awesome handmade skirt. I get such a charge out of inspecting someone else's careful hem stitches. Call me crazy.

Anyway, after I tried it on and skipped around in circles, plunked down my $2.50, carried it home and ran it through the wash, something awful occurred to me. My house suddenly smelled like mothballs. Ack! How had I failed to run it past the nose-test before taking it home?

As anyone who's dealt with mothball-stink knows, the washing machine is not your friend. If anything, a run through the wash made the smell worse. Thankfully, a brief Google search was all it took. (God bless the internet.) Mothball-stink, though immune to water and detergent, will readily succumb to heat.

Offering up a brief prayer to the laundry gods, I chucked my Skirt of Unknown Synthetic Materials into the dryer for an hour. Mercifully, it did not melt, and now is stink-free. Huzzah.


(New boots get acquainted with pachysandra.)

(Irrefutable evidence of my husband's excellent taste in jewelry.)

This sunny, mid-50s week we've been having could go on forever, and ever, and ever...


7 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hey! Glad to hear everything turned okay with your cool thrifted skirt! You look very nice wearing it.You have inspired me to join you for these Wednesday posts, and I am wearing a thrifted skirt today, too.
Peace, Stephanie

http://peaceloveandhome.blogspot.com/2010/03/whatcha-wearing-wednesday.html

Kristina said...

Awesome! The more, the merrier!

Sara said...

Oooh, I love it! Not to mention, we are going to get great tips tonight supposing you don't change before cyber. :) Yay!

Huhnybee said...

I pretty much lurve your tights! And the boots...and you! Super-cute outfit, btw.

madsilence said...

That jacket is A-DOR-ABLE... jealousness fills my soul lol

Kristina said...

Sara-- sorry I had to change! Tips were pretty good even without it, tho... :)

Huhnybee-- thanks for the tights love. They match pretty much everything I own.

Madsilence-- Check out www.tulle4us.com. The jacket was... drumroll... eight dollars.

Becky said...

Cute as always! I love seeing everyone else catching on to thrifting great clothes.
You done good!

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