Outfit Post: 2/26/15

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I have this single solitary picture to show for yesterday’s outfit, so to make it up to you guys, let’s peek into some slices of my life!

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First: Dr. Angela Davis giving an incredible talk that I was very lucky to attend.

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Second: a single piece of the wonderful packet of mail that Rebekah sent me. I put Nessie right by my monitor at work, obviously.

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Third: Flat Tire napping HARD into that blanket, flanked by my leg and some folded laundry. Good night, folks, and godspeed.

Outfit Post: 2/25/15

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Button-front: Gift from Gracey (vintage, Take #1) — Vest: Thrifted (Ben Sherman) — Pants: INC — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Bobby Socklings in Graphite) — Earrings: Leah Staley

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My hair is much more 70s than it was when I last wore this shirt, I think. I decided to play things up with the vest, because why fight it?

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(Also, the morning that I put it on, I discovered that a middle button was missing and had to improvise with a safety pin.)

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I’m so glad I wore it, though! The weather was perfect, which is a little unusual for 100% nylon garments anytime in California, and I got to support a buddy who asked everyone to wear orange and yellow, the favorite colors of a deceased friend of hers.

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I hope my buddy is doing okay! Death anniversaries are hard, and if/when you have to get through one, I hope you watch Robyn videos or wear bright colors or whatever you need to do.

Outfit Post: 2/24/15

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Dress: eBay (Anthropologie) — Jacket: Thrifted (no label) — Knee-highs: Sock Dreams (Heather Socklings in Plum) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Freehand Fig Jewelry

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Some days Flat Tire costars in the outfit photos (or–let’s be real–outshines me altogether), and other days she’s a butt or a shoulder mysteriously lurking on the fringe.

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One of these days she’ll make it into my detail shots, too, I have no doubt.

Outfit Post: 2/23/15

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Dress: eShakti — Cardigan: Thrifted (Carole Little) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Harajuku Scrunchy Socks in Pale Mint) — Earrings: Hand-me-downs

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Had enough light after work yesterday to take pictures outdoors for the first time in a while–and you know what? I don’t know if I like it anymore!

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Now that I finally have a decent indoor setup, outside pictures are just so…outside-y. I guess we’ll see how I feel in a month or two. I’m so capricious, you know. You can never guess what I’m gonna do next. (Probably more outfit pictures.)

Outfit Post: 2/20/15

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Top: Thrifted (Gap) — Skirt: Thrifted (Maurices) — OTKs: Sock Dreams (Dreamer Tartan OTK in Charcoal/Natural/Ochre) — Flats: Thrifted (Born) — Earrings: Gift from Katie!

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I want a girl with a short skirt / and loooooooong sleeve-ies

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Okay, it doesn’t really scan. I’m working on it. Anyway, I spent a while with the sleeves of this top pushed up to 3/4 length, but sometimes I just want to feel like a freshman in high school again.

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Are they still making hoodies with built-in thumb holes? Can I get a super-professional blazer like that somewhere?

Guest Post: Spoon Handles and Schoolmarm Booties

[With another Friday upon us, I encourage you to read and rejoice in this guest post from the vibrant and amazing Anna. And then go read her delightful fanfic, if you’re so inclined! -Mia]

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I felt super cute in this outfit. The sweater tunic/dress I got at a shop on north Greenpoint Avenue, during a birthday shopping excursion with fashionable friends; the fleece-lined leggings (which are a marvelous invention) were $6 at Walgreen’s.

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I’m wearing brown argyle kneesocks–argyle has been my fave sock pattern since high school, when I used to buy handfuls of old man socks at the Goodwill where I worked. Most of those have developed holes over the past twenty years, and I have no clue how to darn, so I have to toss ‘em.

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I asked for socks for Christmas, and my mom and my sister, without talking to each other, each got me the same pack of a half-dozen argyle kneesocks in various colors! So now I’m set.

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My pendant is a bent spoon handle–Exeter 1913 is the pattern. I got it at the Grassroots Art Museum in Lucas, KS; I don’t remember the name of the woman who made it, but I’m sure she’s never heard of Etsy.

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And the shoes! These are my wedding shoes. I can’t walk in thin heels, and I had no desire to trip walking down the aisle, so I got these schoolmarm booties instead. They’re Born brand, and I think they’re a half size too small, so I don’t wear them often.

Outfit Post: 2/18/15

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Top: Target — Camisole: Old Navy — Pants: INC — Boots: Macy’s — Earrings: B&A Estate Jewelry — Heart ornament: Gift, from Laos

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I feel like Flat Tire is getting the hang of this posing thing, don’t you? When she’s not a blur, she’s pretty modelesque.

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Also modelesque: wearing a handmade heart ornament as an earring?

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I wore both of these studs and hooked the ornament’s loop over the front of the left one, but you can’t really see it up there because my hair is hogging all the attention. Get a grip, hair.

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Maybe it knows it’s getting trimmed down this weekend and is trying to have one last hurrah.