Outfit Post: 12/15/14


Dress: Blacklist Vintage — Thigh-highs: Sock Dreams (Extraordinarily Longer Striped Thigh Highs in Steel & Light Blue) — Boots: Macy’s — Belt: Thrifted — Earrings: Target


You know the nice thing about sheer dresses like this one? They dry quickly after the wearer gets rained on.


These earrings, on the other hand, dry slowly, which is why I took them off before eating my lentil soup at lunch.


I think these boots would keep soup out, but I can’t be sure. They’re definitely the boots I would turn to in case of a Major Soup Disaster. I hope you all have soup boots, friends; these are some dark times we’re going through.

Outfit Post: 12/12/14


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


What were we talking about?

Outfit Post: 12/10/14


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!


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?


I suspect not.

Outfit Post: 10/9/14


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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?