song of the day: 'it's beginning to look a lot like christmas'
i am so happy that it's friday. even though i'll be at my shop all weekend, there's just something about friday that washes me with relief. maybe i'll get to sleep in a little bit! here's hoping anyway.
we're having our holiday open house on sunday afternoon. i can't believe it's that time of year again! the city has already strung up the lights across broadway and it really is beginning to look a lot like christmas. but i am excited to wear this crazy sequined sweater on sunday that i bought at the thrift. i've been holding on to it for a couple months waiting ever so patiently for the holidays to pull it out. it's really quite spectacular.
but this kind of brings me to something i've been thinking about for this gift giving season. the last couple years, i've made it a goal to buy only hand crafted and second hand gifts for my family and friends. i plan to do that again this year. i also want to advertise that for my shop, especially with the open house coming up. it's something that's very important to me. i know merl has mentioned something similar on her blog recently and was wondering if there are more of us out there who would want to make that pledge. i know i have seen a pledge button on other blogs about buying handmade, but i'd like there to be something that includes vintage/second hand. would anyone be interested in putting a button like that on their blog and also pledge to buy more responsibly this year? i could put my wonderful husband on the job of designing something for us (or if any of you are so inclined that would work too. i am not so creative that way). so let me know if you guys are interested. and really, even if you're not, i might have one on here just for fun. :)
coat-charlotte russe, given to me
scarf-yarn over movement, christmas gift last year
flannel-thrifted, stolen from matt