Outfit Post: 9/14/14

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Shirt: Threadless — Shorts: Thrifted — Sandals: Dansko — Bracelet: World Market — Earrings: Etsy

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Hi there! Don’t worry, though I accidentally played hooky from the blog for a couple days, you’ll still be seeing my weird face around here on the regular.

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My main reason for taking a micro-vacation? I had an opportunity to spend Wednesday in the city with these BAMFs, who are visiting California from New York and Melbourne, respectively!

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And it was really freaking fun, you guys. (So fun that I’d rather talk about it than about this fairly standard errand-running outfit from last weekend.)

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It was my first time meeting both of them in real life–and I have to say, my track record for meeting people from the internet so far is like 40-0 in favor of them NOT being serial killers. We went to the Asian Art Museum, ate loads of snacks, hit up a Goodwill and a library sidewalk sale, and generally made a nuisance of ourselves all around San Francisco.

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Those ladies are a couple of pips, I tell ya.

Things I Did Not Buy: Things I Actually DID Buy (For a Change) Edition

Well, now! Since I gracefully ended my shopping ban, I’ve had the opportunity to make a few purchases. As such, this edition of Things I Did Not Buy is hilariously misnamed. Never mind that, though. Let’s see here…

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Okay, so this isn’t the exact two-layer gold triangle necklace that I bought, but it’s the closest equivalent I could find. This particular necklace is thirty times more expensive than the one I got–and relatedly, you probably can’t find this one at a thrift store in San Francisco. But they both have two layers, they both have triangles, they’re both trendy. Close enough for horseshoes, I say! (I have never actually said that.)

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I forget how I ended up there, but the other day I was poking around the internet and found my way to Poshmark, which basically appears to be eBay with comments? Anyway, this cute dress popped up, and as you can probably guess, the awesome colors had me immediately doing grabby-hands. I checked things out and it seemed legit (and the price was right), so we’ll see in a week or two whether I actually get the dress or just a box of spiders in the mail.

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, I’ve been admiring Ragini’s gold oxfords for eons, and finally made the decision to go over to Goldenponies and place an order. My gray cheapo oxfords are looking a bit worse for wear, and why NOT have a pair of gold shoes?

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Finally, we have a t-shirt with a goat on it. See, an awesome farmer and goat-breeder I follow on Twitter was in need of a little financial assistance so that one of her dogs could get surgery, so she set up a Teespring campaign. (It’s since ended, but you can still give!) I’ll always help a doggie out when I can, and since I am way more aware of dairy goats than I was before I started following her, this shirt speaks nothing more than the truth. Plus, it has a goat on it.

Any new purchases in your neck of the woods?

Outfit Post: 9/10/14

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Shirt: Target — Skirt: Blacklist Vintage — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Earrings and bracelet: Gift

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You guys, tomorrow a SURPRISE is happening!

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Okay, I’m sure surprises are going to be happening for lots of people (surprise penny! surprise pipe-burst! surprise earwigs!), but this one is happening to me, so it’s important.

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Mike has something scheduled, so I’m leaving work early and we’re going somewhere unknown to do something mysterious.

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I might wear a blindfold, just to get into the spirit of things. Or maybe I’ll glue these earrings over my eyes.

Outfit Post: 9/9/14

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Dress and belt: Thrifted — Sandals: Gift — Earrings: The Wood Merchant — Ring: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria

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So hey! Life at 26! What’s the deal?

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Not too different from 25 so far, much to nobody’s surprise.

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(Although 26 has contained 100% more Andy Richter Controls the Universe than 25 did, which has been great for all parties involved.)

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Are you or have you been 26 years old? Did you enjoy it?

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Did you get free shoes at 26? I did. (Well, the correlation is pretty loose, actually. My mom got these and they didn’t fit her so she passed them on to me. Are they still technically hand-me-downs if they’re pretty new?)

Outfit Post: 9/7/14

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Tunic and shoes: Thrifted — Leggings: Target — Shoe liners: Sock Dreams (Tabbisocks Heather Footies) — Necklace: Shop in Hallstatt, Austria — Earrings: Gift

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Apparently when I said “I’ll talk about it more tomorrow” I meant “I’ll talk about it in a week or something, I dunno.”

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“It” being ending my shopping ban, if I gotta catch you up to speed.

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I spent most of this year on a shopping ban, aside from a few purchases during my trip to Austria and Slovenia (purchases like this necklace, for instance!) in an effort to pare down my wardrobe and take control of my life or, you know, whatever.

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And I did a great job of paring said wardrobe down, especially with Mike’s and my recent move. So much so, in fact, that I could use a few more skirts and work tops!

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I’m easing back into buying things with some jewelry, some socks, and maaaaybe a handmade pair of shoes that’ll be here in a month or so. In the meantime, maybe I’ll polish up these shoes like they so badly need…

(Oh yeah, also–I wore this on my birthday to go to brunch with some friends and it was great! Thanks, friends! Thanks, birthday!)

Outfit Post: 9/3/14

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Top, skirt, and flats: Thrifted — Pendant: Hand-me-down — Earrings: c/o MicDropDesign

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Yeah, okay, skirt, shirt, clothes, whatever. I have something more important to show you!

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No, that’s not it. (Although this locket of my grandma’s is pretty important too, I won’t lie.)

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Here we are! You know Bergie, most recently of last Friday’s badass guest post? She is making jewelry now, and that includes these amazing Birth of Venus earrings that are now in my possession.

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My third-favorite thing about them, besides the fact that 1) Bergie made them and 2) they are gorgeous, is that they remind me of a certain Terry Gilliam bit:


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It’s just so important, isn’t it? I knew you’d agree with me; this is why we’re friends.

[Disclosure: I received these earrings as a gift, but I am talking about them--and about MicDropDesign in general--of my own free will, because I love Alice's work and think you might too. She did not ask me to feature her work here and I am not being compensated for doing so. All opinions stated are my own.]