Now, let's shop!
We always stop at Cottage Art.
On my last visit, I saw these vintage purses. I had to get one this time before they were all gone:
|Mirrors, cowrie shells, silver tassels, embroidery, pattern mixing... LOVE|
There are many sari shops, ranging from fancy encrusted wedding ensembles to more quotidian styles. New-to-us is Sahara Vintage Boutique, which has a huge array of tunics, scarves, saris and even some household goods (why didn't I get the cute yellow orange squeezer? WHY?) All items have been donated and a percent of the proceeds benefit the Sahara organization, which helps battered women in the SoCal South Asian community.
There was way too much to choose from...
|Tunic too small (curse you fat arms).|
Tie dye pattern caught with trusty iSpyPhone
|Another too small tunic, grrrrrr.|
Don't you love the beaded tassels?
|New scarf -- I never have size issues with scarves|
|New sari, which I'll probably refashion into a tunic.|
It has a transparent black/white windowpane plaid with strips of printed cotton (more solid white ground area at bottom)
|Here's the scarf from the ensemble that FINALLY fit...|
3-piece set: tunic, scarf, and pants for $15!!!
|Styling experiment #1 -- too matchy matchy.|
Maybe what I'll wear for the OTIS Benefit rehearsal on May 4th...
|What I wore to teach in on Saturday -- you can't see the orange skirt/dress that I'm wearing underneath.|
We are able to (almost) travel the would, without leaving the LA basin.