On Monday, since Dave and I both had off from work, we went out to celebrate my birthday! It was pretty low key, which was exactly what I wanted. First we headed into Chinatown for a nice lunch, then did some shopping in Downtown Crossing. (I ended up getting a really cute jacket at H&M!)
We also stopped by the Army & Navy store to see if we could find any props for our next (top secret) cosplay 🙂 We really only just got started on them, and I’m sure we will be scrambling last minute to finish them before New York Comic Con in October. Only a few weekends left, and we are travelling for two of them. Wish us luck!
A few weeks ago my friend Lindsey posted about a company called ifchic. By browsing their website, you can earn money towards a purchase on the 24th of the month. Sounds scammy, right?! Well, I trust Lindsey and figured that if she had a good experience with them, it was worth a try. I diligently collected my coins each day, and was able to redeem them for this cute skirt! All I had to do was pay for the shipping, which was around five bucks.
I wasn’t sure if I loved the skirt when I got it, since it is super high-waisted (and a little large in the waist). But it was essentially free, so I wanted to figure out a way to make it work. Dave suggested that I wear my “heavyweight champion of the world” belt – which is basically what we call any wide belt. Because we are weird like that. And you know what? It did the trick!
Tank Top: Express
Skirt: Eliatt Eclipse Stripe Pleated Skirt – ifchic
Purse: Fossil Keyper Floral Crossbody
Necklace: Jane Stone Dinosaur Vintage Necklace – Amazon
Belt: ModCloth Sash Samba Belt in Black
Sunglasses: source unknown (from thrift store)