February 24th, 2008

socks and cat

got lots of cool free stuff today

I should so be sleeping right now. But I scored big at the stuff swap tonight! There was a dancer there that has the same shoe size as me and I got these knee high PVC boots from her:


I feel kind of guilty taking them since I have two pairs pretty much exactly like them, one of them ankle high and the other thigh high. So a knee high pair seems like more than I need. But I couldn't resist them because they actually fit my legs. Most knee high boots are made for girls with bigger calves than me. But these boots actually fit my little legs, so I couldn't pass them up.

From the same girl I also got a pair of gothy Mary Jane's that look like this:


Perfect for my school girl costumes!

I also got something I have been looking for on eBay for months. I once saw a Shakira video where she was wearing a shredded long lace skirt. The look was very gypsie/goth, which is EXACTLY my look. But I couldn't find a sheer lace skirt to shred on eBay or the thrift stores. Yet there was one just waiting for me at the stuff swap today...in MY size! It took me about 40 minutes to shred it and then I layered it with an ankle length all fringe skirt. The combination of shredded lace and fringe is unique and stunning and sexy very gypsie/Stevie Nicks/goth/belly dancer. I wore it to the Mercury tonight and I absolutely loved dancing in it!!

I also got one of those Dryel home dry cleaning kits where you can supposedly freshen up your clothes in the dryer with these special dry cleaning bags. I'm hoping that will help get the icky cigarette smoke smell out of the clothes I wear to the Merc.

Other things I got at the swap include two bracelets, a pink bag with the Mattel Barbie logo on it (I want to add a skull and cross bones patch to it) and a peacock feather Mardi Gras style masquerademask.
socks and cat

money stripper shoes for sale

Given that I just acquired new stuff, I need to get rid of some old stuff to make room for them. Let's start with these, I'm selling my stripper shoes. Size 7. These are $60 online and I'm selling them for $20. You can pick them up, or shipping is $8.00 extra (because I'll be taking them to a place that charges me to pack them as well as ship them).

stripper shoes

socks and cat

time to give it away or sell it

It should be illegal to own as many boots as I do. It's obscene. And now that I just purchased two gorgeous clubbing skirts AND got the skirt of my dreams at the stuff swap yesterday, I should have no excuse for purchasing any more club clothes. Well, except maybe for this shirt that I just ordered. But I can wear that while I'm teaching, so it doesn't completely count as a club purchase. So other than that, I really want to stop buying stuff now. I swear.

I'm also going to attempt to unload some stuff. You'll see some of it up on LJ for sale or for give away. And more will go to GoodWill. I absolutely love clothes. But I'm also quite desperate to take up less space with all my stuff, clothes included.
socks and cat

curse you VS

No less than 5 minutes after I make a post saying I'm not going to do anymore shopping, I discover Victoria's Secret has mailed me a gift card good for $10 off any purchase in their stores in March.

That's like mailing a beer to an alcoholic that's trying to stay sober.