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At Make-Do Mondays, we discuss how we’re simplifying, downsizing, repurposing, buying used, and using what we’ve got.It’s a carnival you can visit to celebrate creative problem-solving, contentment, patience and ingenuity. If you want to participate, you can share your own make-do solution in the comments or write up a Make-Do Mondays post at your blog, then return here to link via Mr. Linky.Here’s a mini-tutorial on Mr. Linky:
Click on the icon and a separate page will pop up. Type in your blog name and paste in the url of your new Make-Do Mondays post. Click enter and it should be live. If it doesn’t work, just include the link in the comments.To visit people’s posts, click on Mr. Linky and when the page comes up, click on a name. You should be taken right to the page that they provided. If I have time, I come back and update the post by hand.
Make-Do Mondays with AnnA friend of mine was helping me with some style concerns. I needed to look conservative for a business event, and she thought a cream suit with a simple white shell would be a good look for me.Trouble was, I didn’t own a cream suit. Or a white shell.At her recommendation, I looked through TJMaxx, Stein Mart and similar discount stores.No cream suit.No shell.The event was looming. A little concerned, I contacted my friend and asked, “What should I do?”She said she still thought that the cream suit would look best, especially this time of year. She said that a lot of the female newscasters were wearing cream suits and looked classic. But, since I didn’t have one, she was going to send me off with my black suit and a simple, light-colored tailored blouse or cream shell, to soften the look a little bit.”But,” she suggested, “maybe you could swing by Goodwill and check if they have a cream suit, just in case.”So I did swing by Goodwill, just in case.I looked through the blazers and found a lovely, almost stone-colored, cream Ann Taylor blazer. My size.But it was just the blazer. No pants.Wouldn’t it be cool if the pants had simply gotten separated? I took the blazer over and held it up to the slacks, walking slowly along the racks.What’s this?Gasp!I found the matching pants!And…Gasp!I found a white shell!So I attended the event in a simple cream suit after all, making-do in style.
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