OOTD: Stripes, Glitter, and Books

Monday, I needed to go to Michael's to buy cord for my necklace project. While there, Alex used a birthday gift card to buy a weather kit and a baked jewelry kit. I bought the cord and a baked jewelry kit for myself. We'll make the baked (melted plastic in set metal designs) jewelry projects together soon. I'll show you how that works out, and maybe show how to make something by melting Perler beads...because I've melted them in the past. Afterwards, we headed to Barnes and Noble, for her to buy a few books with multiple gift cards she'd gotten as presents. She bought a Keri Smith's Finish This Book, Doodling with Jim Henson, and Lisi Harrison's Monster High. After that store, we went home.

Before we left the house, I put my hair up in a loose bun using 2 Dark Hair Spin Pins by Goody (I bought my pack at Dollar Tree last week, so check there. They have ones for blonde, and light brown hair too. They are amazingly easy and secure to use! I put on a striped semi-slouchy shirt (Ross), and a long striped draped cardigan (Ebay), over my black tank (TJ Maxx) and jeans (Rugged Warehouse). I also slipped on the ombre glitter jewelry set I had finished the day before. My black flats are my go to shoes, though they need replacing, because they are worn out! I've been using this Betsey Johnson bag for the past few weeks. I bought it at TJ Maxx some time last year, for $40. I can rationalize $40 for a Betsey Johnson bag, especially when covered with skulls, roses, bows, and ruffles.

I flipped through Scott Schuman's The Sartorialist: Closer (from his street style website, The Sartorialitst) while Alex chose a drawing book. She chose the Jim Henson one.

If I look unamused, it's because teaching a 10 y/o to take nice attractive photos of me is difficult. I find it funny that the eyebrow that always looks half missing (my left one) actually grows the widest at the section. I need to fill it in...but obviously again, I'm not wearing makeup. Ha!

A look at the glittery ombre jewelry set on me.

A fuzzy close up photo of the glitter jewelry before I added the findings. Glitter is hard for my phone to photograph well, but you get the idea.

When we got home, I looked a the receipt, and noticed this amusement at the bottom. Going to the craft section of any book store can often turn up books that my friends have written. Since Alex purchased two type of creativity books, these suggestions for Noah Scalin's (who I'm close friends with) 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change Your Life!
and Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work and in Your Studio populated at suggestions. I think this is a cross selling thing set up by Barnes and Noble to sell more books based on similarity to ones purchased. He found the suggestions on the receipt amusing.

Disclaimer, the links above to products are affiliate links. If you make a purchase using those links, I'll receive a small compensation. This all goes to fuel my crafty madness. You're not going to hurt my feelings if you go to a physical store (especially a locally owned book store) instead of shopping with Amazon.


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