I'm starting to feel as if this winter will never end! I miss the days where one
could spend hours outside under the warmth of the sun. One good thing comes
out of winter though: my documentary watching increases substantially. Lately, I've
been discovering the negative effects of fluoride in our drinking water (70% of
the US and 45% of Canada) and trying to figure out why Dave Chappelle would
give up the "American Dream" and escape to South Africa. Some riveting stuff!
Since I so desperately need some colour in my life I thought this dress was
the perfect pick-me-up. And while I love this dress, I got beef. Yes, major
beef. I recently received a gift card to Winners (TJ Maxx in the States). What
I find great about this store is that almost everything in there is sort of junk.
And what I mean about that is: other clothing stores that have overstock or items
that have been made incorrectly (wrong colour thread used, for example) instead
of throwing this stuff out they sell it to Winners. What a wonderful thing! Think
of all the stuff being saved from ending up in landfills! But then I found out this:
Winners doesn't bother to recycle anything. They throw all the cardboard boxes
their stuff comes in into the garbage compacter. Sigh. I'm pretty sure companies
get tax reductions for their environmentally friendly business practices, too....
Recycling is the easiest form of preventing garbage (besides reducing, hah)! So
I have never bought anything from Winners until this gift certificate, which
totally blows because that store has the most precious dresses for such
incredibly low prices. I had such a hard time narrowing my choices down
to three dresses, I wanted them all! Oh, well. I've got a moral compass
and it's not pointing me in the direction of Winners.
Thrifted // Hat
Thrifted // Wool Sweater
Winners // Dress
Thrifted // Belt
Thrifted // Necklace
Le Chateau // Boots