Outfit Post: 8/26/14

20140826-IMG_2356

Dress: Lana — Sandals: Dansko — Tank top: Target — Belt and bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Vendor on campus

20140826-IMG_2357

Did I mention that our new house has a lime tree out back?

20140826-IMG_2358

I think it’s a lime tree, anyway. Some sort of citrus. 

20140826-IMG_2362

It’s too bad I’m not a fan of mojitos, but at least I can make some limeade when they get good and ripe.

20140826-IMG_2364

What else do you do with limes? Sorbet, maybe. Or juggling.

20140826-IMG_2367

They tried to teach me to juggle in middle-school PE, but those scarves were too wily and clever for me. Maybe limes are the answer.

Outfit Post: 8/23/14

20140823-IMG_2346

Tank top and skirt: Thrifted — Camisole: Old Navy — Shoes: Payless — Earrings: Target

20140823-IMG_2347

Taking pictures in front of the sliding back door wasn’t actually an intentional experiment on my part; I just wanted some photos before heading out to the Bay Area on Saturday afternoon to spend some time with friends, and it was the only part of the house not totally blasted with sunlight.

20140823-IMG_2348

Definitely not my favorite spot, although it does well enough in a pinch. (And I don’t really mind being distracted by a goofy cat.)

20140823-IMG_2354

Speaking of the Bay Area! I stayed over at Tito’s house Saturday night and experienced the singular sensation of being woken up in the wee hours by a bone-rattling earthquake. Nothing broke or even fell, since the epicenter was closer to wine country than to the Bay, but it left me very groggy and confused at 3am nevertheless.

20140823-IMG_2355

I was alive during the huge quake of 1989, but only barely, and I certainly don’t have any memories of it. Have you had any earthquake experiences?

Outfit Post: 8/22/14

20140822-IMG_2332

Shirt: Target — Pants and necklace: Thrifted — Sandals: Dansko — Earrings: Apostrophie 

20140822-IMG_2334

Even though these pants have black in them, I decided to wear brown shoes on Friday.

20140822-IMG_2335

An extremely controversial choice, I know! It may lose me some voters but I have to be true to myself.

20140822-IMG_2337

Actually, I’ve never cared too much about the black/brown thing–I know a lot of folks think of it as old-fashioned these days–and I thought brown sandals went better with the bright, summery colors of the outfit, even though black shoes would have been matchier.

20140822-IMG_2338

If you disagree with me, however, please feel free to write a letter to your local Congressperson informing them of that fact. I’m sure they’ll listen.

Outfit Post: 8/18/14

20140818-IMG_2305

Vest, camisole, pants, and flats: Thrifted — Bracelet: Gift (from Greece) — Earrings: Vendor at Lake Bled, Slovenia

20140818-IMG_2312

Testing out area number two for outfit pictures: Bushy Foliage by Neighbors’ House. I’m not sure which I like better yet.

20140818-IMG_2317

I haven’t properly met our neighbors on either side yet, but I have met a delightfully pudgy tuxedo cat who lives across the street and chirps for pets whenever I walk by.

20140818-IMG_2323

It’s a good thing Flat Tire has no way of seeing out the front window. She’d feel so betrayed if she knew.

20140818-IMG_2325

I don’t quite know if her jealousy would come from a heartfelt desire to keep my affections all to herself, or from a basic understanding that I am her property, much like the couch or the chairs or anything that falls on the kitchen floor. It’s hard to tell with cats sometimes.

BvQLCI1CYAAIliq

Speaking of the little weirdo, she’s settling in nicely, as you can see. As long as there are comfy places to sleep, she’ll adapt to just about any move.

Outfit Post: 8/16/14

20140816-IMG_2295

Dress: Multiple Threads — Shoes: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Earrings: Charming Charlie

20140816-IMG_2299

Slowly getting back into the outfit picture game after days of wearing nothing but shorts and dust.  Baby steps! Dress and sandals.

20140816-IMG_2300

But we’re moved! I’ll be trying out different areas of the yard for pictures! EXCITING. First area: Window Area With Dying Plants.

20140816-IMG_2302

If this giraffe were a real giraffe, he could help eat those dead plants.

20140816-IMG_2303

(Or maybe I want a goat? I don’t know if giraffes think they’re too good for dead plants.)

This Just In: Mia’s Already Forgotten What Happened in Vegas

20140729-image-23

If I reach back into the misty sands of memory (can sands be misty?), I almost remember seeing this view from my hotel window during my week of work conference in Las Vegas. Almost.

20140729-image-26

On the other hand, I definitely DO remember Liberace’s short-shorts.

I have to say, the Liberace Foundation was a really rad free little exhibit at the Cosmopolitan, where I was staying. Plus the Foundation employees are very helpful if an old cigarette machine that’s been converted into an art vending machine eats your money!

20140801-image-25

Said machine. I ended up with a teeny-tiny purse made out of a recycled German water tetrapak, so thankfully our story has a happy ending.

20140730-image-24

This was only my second time in Vegas and my first time spending evenings on my own there, so I muddled around and saw some neat stuff like the shark aquarium at Mandalay Bay and a Cirque do Soleil show! (O, if you were wondering. My trip had a distinctly aquatic theme despite taking place in the desert.)

20140730-image-21

I also wore conference-friendly clothes!

20140731-image-22

Although after a couple days of conference, I noticed other attendees wearing jeans and tidy-but-casual clothing, so maybe the linen pants and reverse wrap dress were unnecessary.

20140802-photo-26

Oh well, it’s not like I haven’t ever been overdressed before!

(The conference went very well and I made some good contacts, like seeing and hugging Erin again, which was wonderful. It was a good trip, and I’m trying to hold onto the positivity of that among all the awful police and military actions that are taking place in Gaza and Ferguson, MO. In the case of the latter, though, I will say this: if you’re interested in trying to help, here is a good aggregation of ways to. I’ve personally donated to the folks running #OperationHelpOrHush on Twitter, and I wish I could do more; mostly I’m trying to stay informed and spread the word since so many media outlets are slow or nonexistent in their reporting of the events. If you have any other resources, please feel free to share them in the comments.)