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a minute in the life: II

my submissions for the simultaneous photography project known as A Minute in the Life: II. My friend Lori encouraged the readers of her blog to participate. So I did.

I was at St. Vinnie's trying on my dollar clothing finds. I scored a red Caslon sweater, a turquoise Coldwater Creek ribbon yarn sweater, a pair of American Eagle khakis, a slinky black Michael Kors dress, and a pair of Christopher Blue jeans that fit perfectly.

Five bucks, baby. Five bucks.


Gnightgirl said…
Love these! I'm sending ours in now.
auntie m said…
I have a turquoise Coldwater Creek ribbon knitted sweater. Wonder if it is the same one?
shy_smiley said…
That would be too cool. I've worn it a lot already. It's simply constructed, garter stitch, with a rather wide rounded neckline with a reverse stitch detail at the throat. Hem is slit on the sides. Very basic but the color really pops.

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