Daily Archive: September 6, 2012

That “I Don’t Belong Here” Feeling

The first time you go to a black-tie affair, especially if you’re there on a freebie, because of a barter or because you did volunteer work or because you’re somebody’s guest, you may feel awkward and out of place. You’re not used to dressing up; you may be embarrassed that your car isn’t as new or upscale as the other guests; you may worry that your clothes aren’t fancy designer labels or the height of fashion. That’s normal. Don’t let it stop you.

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It Helps to be Handy

The first Sunday of the month usually finds us at our favorite flea market, but this month we took a break. We hit a lot of thrift stores during the past four weeks and found many great clothes, so I decided to spend the amount of time I would typically spend browsing and shopping a the flea market, on mending clothes and repairing jewelry.

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