Outfit Post: 12/12/14

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Sweater: Thrifted (Target) — Jeans: NYC Tripp — Boots: Macy’s — Belt: Target — Earrings: Nervous System

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Oof. My posting has been and might continue to be a little spotty this week! Mike’s dad has needed help moving house and it’s occupied most of our waking, non-working hours since Saturday.

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Jumping back, though, this is what I wore to my office’s holiday party. We were given rare permission to wear jeans, so I got excited and wore my plaid ones again. Twice in one week! Calm and order are really breaking down here at Casa Mia.

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Anyway, the party was pretty good, as office holiday parties go! Good food, a nice employee appreciation gift, and we played a gift exchange game where I gave away a small, highly-detailed plastic hand and got a fuzzy scarf in return. Festive!

Outfit Post: 12/11/14

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Dress: Thrifted — Leggings: Leah’s free pile — Boots: Macy’s — Necklace: World Market — Earrings: Angela Grace Jewelry

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This sweater dress might be a little short for some workplaces. Actually, it might be a little short for my workplace in particular, but I seem to have tricked my department into being charmed by my skirting of the dress code, so it’s all good.

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It passes the fingertip test, anyway, which I think means it would be good to go at many of the fictional Catholic schools that appeared in my reading material growing up.

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I don’t think I’ve ever been closer than 500 feet to a Catholic school, so I have no way of verifying whether the fingertip test actually is or ever has been a thing.

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What were we talking about?

Outfit Post: 12/10/14

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Sweater: Thrifted (Anthro) — Dress: eBay (Anthro) — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinarily Longer Thigh Highs in Spice) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Earrings: Gift from Katie!

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Wow, there are a lot of Mias in this picture. It’s a pretty good thing there’s only one of me in real life–could the world handle this many yellow-sweatered weirdoes?

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I suspect not.

Outfit Post: 10/9/14

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Dress: eShakti — Jacket: Ragstock — Knee-highs: Sock Dreams (Heather Socklings in Plum) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Necklace: Thrifted — Earrings: Hand-me-down

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This jacket, with its plaid elbow patches and lined hood, is almost certainly my last clothing purchase of 2014–and will probably be my last for a while.

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(Unless I come across any really good cardigans or a good deal on more Born flats, anyway.)

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I’ve been feeling uncertain about my style for a lot of this year, which has prompted new purchases and clothing dumps and a lot of dissatisfaction with my outfits.

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It makes me feel wasteful to buy something, even from the thrift store, and then give it back after one or two wears because it’s not really right, but I guess being alive is about making mistakes and trying things even if they don’t always work out.

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I think everything in these pictures will stick around for a while, but check back with me in a year. We’ll see.

Outfit Post: 12/8/14

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Shirt: The Toast — Jeans: NYC Tripp — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Bracelet: Thrifted — Belt and earrings: Target

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I took today as a sick day from work–sometimes I’m so tired, y’all–and I wouldn’t have gotten dressed in real clothes at all, except that I had to run an errand.

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Under the circumstances, I don’t think a Toast tee and yellow plaid skinny jeans are half-bad.

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I feel much better this evening, so I can show up to work tomorrow and earn my keep. I assume they’ve all missed me terribly.

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And I’ll get to show off my trimmed hair! Still trying to figure this whole wavy/curly thing out, but at least I have some help from a certain friend’s hairstylist mother.

Outfit Post: 12/5/14

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Shirt: Target — Jacket: Thrifted (no label) — Skirt: Thrifted (Banana Republic) — Leggings ASOS (Monki) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Earrings: Gift

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I’ll bet at least one of you has been missing my work-bathroom-mirror-phone outfit pics.

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As for Flat Tire, she missed me and my pictures so much that the last two nights she’s laid on my chest and periodically stretched happily, claws out, into my face. A cat’s love is pointy sometimes.

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I don’t think I can claim jet lag when we were only gone for a week and it’s only a two-hour difference, but non-jet-lag-related sleepiness correlates directly with the likeliness that I will a) wear comfortable leggings and b) take mirror pictures at work because I ran out of time at home. It’s hard to argue with an extra twenty minutes under the warm blankets, you know?