Outfit Post: 10/1/15


Dress: Blacklist Vintage (Jean Lang) — Boots: eBay (Steve Madden Troopas) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Brownie) — Earrings: Woodland Market


For a brief moment we had autumnal weather here, and even–hold the phone–RAIN, so I honored it with a long-sleeved dress.


(A long-sleeved dress that needs ironing badly, it would seem.)


I also honored fall…somehow…by wearing earrings made of wasp’s nest! Kicky, right?


We’re back to 80F and above for the next fortnight, so at least I’ll have time to iron the dress before its next wearing.

Outfit Post: 9/30/15


Dress: eBay (Maeve) — Button-front: Thrifted (Ann Klein) — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Earrings: Gift, from Greece


Hmm, this button-front doesn’t layer under dresses as well as I hoped it would.


Not this dress, anyway. I suppose I should be grateful that it doesn’t look any more absurd than it already does; it’s just a little poofy on top.


You can tell the weather’s cooling down when I start to haphazardly and/or desperately combine whatever pieces of clothing I think will fit and keep me warm. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes, well…at least the color combination’s nice, right?

Outfit Post: 9/29/15


Top: Desigual — Skirt: Thrifted (Fossil) — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Bobby Socklings in Inky Violet) — Bangle: Gift, from Barcelona — Earrings: Labor Day Pow-Wow


At work I wasn’t sure if the purple socks worked with this outfit, but here I think they do. Sometimes you just have to take a chance on purple socks, am I right?


This bracelet, on the other hand, perfectly matches the blue on the shirt’s right shoulder–clearly the artisan who made the bracelet was colluding with the designers at Desigual, since they’re both based out of Barcelona and every artist in Barcelona knows one another.


Anyway. This shirt makes it easy to strike out in bold color directions since it’s made of so many bold color directions itself.


It probably wouldn’t go with burnt sienna, let’s say, but I’m okay with that.

Outfit Post: 9/28/15


Dress: Thrifted (J.Crew) — Shoes: Earthies — Necklace: Lia Sophia — Earrings: Apostrophie — Ring: Thrifted


I don’t watch a whole lot of late-night TV, especially not shows hosted by dudes named Jimmy, so I only just found out about Jimmy Fallon’s degloving accident the other day.


If you didn’t know about it either, it was specifically a “ring avulsion,” which I don’t recommend image-searching if you’re at all squeamish.


Suffice to say one of his fingers was severely injured and I had to fight the impulse to take off this ring all day long.


But how could I reject that little face?? I’m not made of stone.


I’m not particularly fond of Jimmy Fallon (I don’t really know much about him, frankly), but I have lots of sympathy for jewelry-related injuries. Back in the day I had a horror of earrings being torn out of my earlobe, thanks to repeated viewings of a specific episode of Mr. Bean at a particularly impressionable age.


Let’s all be safe and avoid major blunt trauma, hmm?

Outfit Post: 9/26/15


Dress: Desigual — Sandals: 6pm.com (Enzo Angiolini) — Bralette: Nordstrom (Honeydew Intimates) — Earrings: Mic Drop Design


I bought this bralette a while back because–admission–I saw it on Pinterest and it looked really great for wearing under tops that won’t accommodate a traditional bra. (This is why I’ve stopped using Pinterest.)


And it’s cute, right? Look:



But it’s itchy, which I really should have expected, and even with the fancy back it still looks like underwear peeking out, you know? So it doesn’t get as much mileage as I was originally expecting.


Now, I’ve been eyeing the yellow and aquamarine versions, because I think the bright colors would work better for me, but I’m not sure putting up with the itchies will be worth it. I think I need to find another style of cute visible bralette, or dispatch a bra-loving friend to find me one. How about it, pals? Or should I say, brahs?

Outfit Post: 9/25/15


Top: Thrifted (Kenneth Cole Reaction) — Pants: J.Crew — Shoes: 6pm.com (Think!) — Necklace: Thrifted — Earrings: Target — Ring: Monterey Bay Aquarium


I had no idea when I wrote the post from two Fridays ago that I’d already talked about my ball chair at work three months before that. Oops.


I am given to repeat myself, it seems.


Actually, you probably already knew that; I’ve probably already written about it on here, even. I have a tendency to tell the same stories over and over and to forget what I’ve already said to most of the people I see every day.


That’s another very human foible, but it is embarrassing when I unintentionally write the same blog post two or three times. My life must not be terribly interesting, because evidently I run out of topics! I’ll try to get myself into a couple of scraps and/or adventures sometime soon so I have something new to tell you all about.

Outfit Post: 9/24/15


Dress: eShakti — Vest: Thrifted (Ben Sherman) — Sandals: 6pm.com (Enzo Angiolini) — Bangle: Solano Stroll — Earrings: Target


Got my flu shot yesterday! (That’s the thing you can see on my arm there. I usually like to write something on the band-aid, and this year ended up with “THE POX.”)


My workplace makes it easy to get a shot–they usually put on a couple of clinics at the beginning of flu season so that pharmacy students can practice their needle-poking skills–but even if you have to make a special trip, I highly encourage you to do so.


From what I’ve read, this year’s vaccine is supposed to be quite effective, and it’s good to get yourself immunized not just for yourself but also for the safety of people who can’t get the shot this year.


You’ve probably heard this spiel at least once already, but it’s a subject that’s important to my heart. Jessica’s death was ultimately due to flu complications, and I’d selfishly prefer not to lose more friends that way. So put on something with short or easy-to-roll-up sleeves and go get that shot, eh?


(You can probably guess that I don’t take much stock in anti-vax points of view for a variety of reasons, and I probably won’t be very interested if anyone brings it up in the comments. Thanks, pals!!!!!!!)