In the name of laziness and good stewardship, I chose to take my pile of "need to be altered" clothing to a place much closer to home. I have a BIG pile. In the States, I just accepted that clothes wouldn't be perfect. You gave stuff away when it was too big, or stapled the hems, or just lived with stuff that was all flour-sack-y. Not here! Tailors are alive, well, and reasonably priced! Now my baggy BR pants will have new life as properly fitted women's pants, instead of looking all unisex, and my favorite birthday dress will hopefully NOT fall off my body anymore. (Not so good news for the voyeurs, good news for me.)
While I was there, I discovered that the "loja de concertos" also hosts a few racks of used clothing, shoes, hats and bags. Some finds that I loved and that didn't fit me (boohoo), all between R$40 and R$100:
-a yellow and white Zara big flower print sundress with a 50's silhouette (put back on the hanger because yellow makes me look like a zombie.)
-a pale pink strapless, also A-line skirt, to the knee, with gorgeous black print on the bottom of the skirt (said size M but the darn thing was too small for my boobs!)
-a lovely red and hot pink geometric print Sacada dress with waist sash/belt, short, chiffony (these linebacker shoulders didn't work with the straps.)
Go check them out! Ponto e Linha, on the 3rd floor of the "galeria" at Ataulfo de Paiva 1079 in Leblon.
Today I made some speculaas cookies. Recipe and story here.
Also some murcott liqueur...but will have to wait a bit to tell you how that went. I am in the midst of working on some more thoughtful posts, but with all the happenings around here lately, haven't gotten more than a few scribblings down on paper. But I do have a tan, thanks to my MIL who managed to get me to the beach more times in a week than I go in a month! Now I have to get back into a routine again, which is always a bit difficult post-vacation...