It’s not always what it seems 

I do not and have never claimed to be a fashionista.

I frequently listen and read some fashion bloggers who shop and offer encouragement and advise to their readers. They shop almost every day. They try on outfit after outfit so that their followers can shop till they drop and look just their blogger. 

No thank you.

I need to be a little unique.

I used to love the TV show “Dress for Less” it showed high couture outfits and then the show participants would shop for the same outfit at the mall for cheaper. 

Yeah the couture was $5000 and the mall is $500. Nope, not for me.

Friends…..I do not like the mall.

I really don’t love to shop. 

However I do like clothes and there is nothing better than the $1 box at a local yard sale.

I know yard sale clothes are not for everyone and that’s ok too.

Saturday nights I get my clothes ready for Sunday morning church.

All week I’m in work clothes. I enjoy the one day that I can look cute! 

Last Saturday I knew what I wanted to wear. 

I had been yard saling with my tribe and I had found a super cute dress. Yep it was $1.

The photo does not do it justice. 

The sleeves make me smile 

So cute! It was the perfect length and I had the perfect wedges to wear with it.

I try it on to make sure all the correct undergarments are selected.

I modeled for Steve. He just smiles at my $1 clothes and says that I look cute. 

I was uncomfortable with the neckline but I figured it would be ok. If I hate it, I only have to suffer for a few hours at church and then I’ll pass it on.

The morning arrives.

I get dressed.

I can’t do it! It’s just not right.

Take it off Charma. Find something else to wear. 


Just a second.

This dress look exactly the same in the front and the back.! The hemline is the same. The pattern flows all the way around the bottom.

What if?

Just maybe.

I slipped it on.


I ripped off the tag and it worked.

The neckline in the back was higher than the front and it was perfect. 

I say all this to say:

Don’t give up on something you love.

Maybe you just need to turn it around and try again.

Be blessed my friends,


About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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