i have worked in restaurants, on and off, for most of my adult life. because of this, i have met lots and lots of people, both customers and fellow employees. and because of that, i sometimes see people that i recognize but i cannot place why or from where. this can, very often, make for awkward moments. take last night for example. a friend of mine and i met for a drink and a bite to eat at a new restaurant we had been wanting to check out. we sat at the bar, ordered a glass of wine and a salad, and were having a great time. at some point, i looked into the open kitchen and saw a face i recognized. i knew we had worked together...i even knew where...but i couldn't remember his name. luckily, it was a place where both jim and i had worked, so i had a brilliant idea. brilliant! i would take his picture and send it to jim! jim would know his name! i made my friend pretend to pose and i started taking photos with my phone. but the chef kept moving around and i couldn't get the shot. so, of course, i just kept trying. i thought i was being sly, but at some point (about 10 pictures in) one of the other cooks totally called me out. he walked up and asked, "ma'am, would you like me to take a picture for you? are you trying to take a picture of nick?" i tried to laugh it off and act like i was obviously just taking a picture of my friend, but they knew. oh, they knew, alright. and then "nick" stared at me for about ten seconds with a very confused look on his face. i think he recognized me, but he didn't know from where...needless to say, we paid the bill and got out of there.
okay, enough embarrassing stories. let's talk remix. i thrifted this zara dress a couple of weeks ago. i liked the pattern, the shape, and the price and i bought it without trying it on. when i got home, i realized it was a size too big. shoot! i wanted to see if i could still make it work, so i thought the remix would be perfect! let me know what you think! keep or donate?
vest/boots~ vintage, thrifted
t-shirt~ vintage, thrifted
xoxo, two birds