Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pink Saturday - Shopping in my Closet

Pink Saturday - Beverly, at the blog "How Sweet the Sound" hosts Pink Saturday. Let the color pink inspire you!

The other day at work, my co-worker was wearing a really cute top I'd never seen before, and I complimented her on it. "Is it new?" I asked. "Did you go shopping this weekend?"

"Oh, no," she said. "This is something I've had for a while, and I just found it again. You might say I went shopping in my closet."

I think she's on to something! For all the clothes I own, it always seems like I only wear about a dozen pieces, rotating them regularly for work. So I got to thinking, in preparation for this Pink Saturday. What if I went shopping for pink things to share - in my own closet!

There's a rolling rack in the spare bedroom. It's supposed to be where we do the ironing, and there are baskets to put clothes that need mending, or the hamper to take to the dry cleaner. But the rolling rack is full of clothes I don't wear anymore.

And here's some pink things! A rose-print dress that needs altering -

A cute bandanna-print skirt I wore two summers ago (it's a little tight in the waist now.)

I have lots of bins in the spare room's closet. There's a bin full of fabric remnants - there's a lot of pink things in there.

Dare I wear this Betsey Johnson animal-print tank top? At my age? What do you think?

In another bin, I found a pretty magenta purse, and some silk scarves that belonged to my mother.

Here's a pretty one. I should really start wearing scarves again, don't you think?

This one [The Man I Love] bought me from a Nepali shop in New York's Little Italy. It is pink spotted with metallic gold.

There are shoes here I haven't worn in years - pretty as they are, I can hardly remember why I even have them. But - hey - it's like a shopping spree, only free! Should I wear these coral-pink d'orsay pumps to work next week, with their cute ruffled detailing of mauve metallic leather? Or the sensible rose pink t-straps?

Or maybe I should go casual, with these cute hearts-and-skull vans.

Shopping in your closet - A cost-effective approach in these tough economical times! And very lucrative - for Pink Saturday!


Bunny said...

Loved all your pink finds in your closet. Happy PS

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Shopping in our closets is so fun as we always can find again precious "new" pieces!

~ Gabriela ~

darnold23 said...

Thanks for sharing. We're sharing peanut butter ideas and Elvis stories at I hope you will come join us. Or, join us for Crock Pot Wednesdays. Mister Linky will be ready for that on Tuesday.

♥Mimi♥ said...

How totally lovely! Thanks so much for sharing this week. Raining I needed a little bit of cheer! Pink Saturday always makes me smile, even if the sky is gray.

Have a wonderful weekend with those you l♥ve.

Kate said...

How fun! Just goes to show how much treasure you're apt to find when go searching through the closets. Love it! Yes, by all means, wear them!

Mary said...

While I love all the items you've assembled for us, that purse is unmistakenly pink. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

KBeau said...

You certainly are being thrifty these days. I need something to wear to a wedding tonight. Maybe I need to go shopping in my own closet. Or maybe I'll just wear what I wore to the last wedding, which was in a different city.

Connie said...

Well, ya got my attention with all the pink stuff, sugar!! Darling. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Beverly said...

Glennis, I love this post. I think you should dare to wear the top, and definitely all three of the pairs of shoes.

You will be a hot, pink babe. ;-)

Happy Pink Saturday.

SmilingSally said...

What a rewarding day of "shopping."

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a fun closet you have!! Love all those pinks!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Claudia said...

Everything old is new again! Happy Pink Saturday!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your pink things! And I especially love the scarves from your Mama! So pretty : )

Go ahead and wear the Betsey Johnson shirt : ) That is too cool!

Sarah said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Always fun to shop in our very own closets.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Love this! Shopping in your own closet :-) Fun and Free.

I like the flats (suede?) with flowers on the inside - so cute.

Happy Pink Saturday!


jeanne said...

Hi G, I loved your at 'home closet shopping trip.' A very fun shopping trip for sure. I definitely think you should find something pink to wear with the d'orsay shoes. Oh yeah, go for the pink!!! I so need to go shopping in 'my' closet. Love the idea.

Thank you for enjoying the castle posts. I struggled with so many photos to share. Your sweet comment is my reward for all the time it took to do those posts. BIG smile here.


phd in yogurtry said...

"a little tight in the waist now" .. hmm, where have I heard that before? oh yeah, MY closet.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi G! Definitely go for that BJ's too cute to be stuck in a closet! Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Nancy

Vintage To Chic said...

Isn't it amazing how much pink we have when we just look around.

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