Outfit Post: 4/17/15

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Top: Thrifted — Pants: Thrifted (Polo Ralph Lauren) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Footie Socks: Sock Dreams (Chevron Footie in Turquoise) — Bracelet: Thrifted — Earrings: Vendor at Labor Day Pow-Wow

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As surely as the seasons turn, the flower pants are in bloom once more.

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In poking around the other day, I actually found a listing for the same pants on Etsy–apparently they’re from the 1990s?

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If that’s the case, I am duly impressed with their persisting vibrance! They’re still loud after twenty-some-odd years.

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I’m not sure if clothing from the ’90s qualifies as “vintage” yet, but I aim to hold onto these until they truly are vintage. 2083 or so.

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Then I could make a little money selling them on the internet, I suppose? That would be a nice way to ride out my golden years.

Outfit Post: 4/16/15

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Dress: eShakti — Shoes: American Rag — Necklace: Lia Sophia — Earrings: Gift — Bracelet: Solano Stroll

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Most days when I’m getting dressed, I have to pick between largish earrings and largish necklace. The common piece of advice about not crowding your face too much is a fair one!

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Sometimes it’s just too much and throws the balance off. If you know me at all, you know that earrings usually end up winning out. I’m just an earring person; it’s in my blood. (You should see my mom’s collection.)

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Once in a while, though, there’s a day where I look at my options and decide to go for the gusto.

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Then it’s earrings and necklace galore, and I enjoy having my face crowded a little bit. After all, nobody has to dress for balance if that’s not what they want.

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Take that, advice!

Outfit Post: 4/15/15

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Dress: Thrifted (no label) — Belt: Thrifted — Shoes: Dansko — Socks: Sock Dreams (Meg Unconstricted Top Crew in Pink) — Necklace: Freehand Fig Jewelry — Earrings: Apostrophie

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This follows a pretty basic formula for a Mia Overslept outfit: a comfortable dress (because pairing a skirt and top take too long), socks if it’s not too hot, and disparate colors everywhere.

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I did coordinate my belt and shoes this time–is that uncool now? I test-ran a bright yellow belt but it was enough of a shade off from the necklace to be weird and I had to ditch one. Sorry, yellow belt.

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Necklace, earrings, and socks were pretty much grabbed on the fly. A little daffodil yellow, a little (or a lot) neon pink, tiny drops of orange.

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Truly wee, tiny drops of orange! Investing in a few pairs of nice studs has really helped me to tap into my underutilized necklace collection.

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I mean, I guess I could also just stop wearing necklaces altogether and concentrate full-force on my earring game, but that’s too sensible for me. ALL THE JEWELRY FOR MIA.

Outfit Post: 4/14/15

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Top: Thrifted (NY&Co) — Pants and camisole: Old Navy — Shoes: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Bobby Socklings in Pink) — Bracelet: Thrifted — Earrings: Gift

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I just yesterday decided that it was time for all my sandals to come out for the season, so now I have to cram in a bunch of cute-socks-with-aforementioned-sandals outfits before it hits 90F later this week.

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Really, I can probably muscle through wearing socks until it hits about 97, but I don’t want to paint myself into any corners here.

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In other news, I’ve been trying to figure out what the design on this bracelet is supposed to be. Bubbles? Amphibian eggs? Fanciful plant life? Lotus pods? (Apologies to any of you out there with trypophobia.)

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At least circular motifs are easy to echo in other parts of an outfit. The black-looking beads on these gorgeous earrings a friend made me are actually a deep blue with a sort of inner flash that I can’t seem to find the right term for. Help me out, bead people!

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Anyway, yeah. Socks. Sandals. I’m into it.

Outfit Post: 4/13/15

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Skirt: Leah’s free pile (Old Navy) — Skirt: Thrifted (Maurices) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Bangles: Leah’s free pile — Earrings: Target

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Photos had to be pushed forward yesterday on account of my having a therapy appointment after work. So, lunchtime mirror pictures! What a treat!

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For the record, the appointment went well and afterwards I got to eat a burrito. I feel continually lucky to have found a therapist who works for me; together, we’re making headway.

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My homework this week is to think before I speak, and say what I actually mean instead of what I think people want to hear. To practice, this is what I actually mean right now: burritos are wonderful.

Outfit Post: 4/12/15

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Dress: Thrifted (Sandara) — Shoes: Thrifted (Born) — Socks: Sock Dreams (Heather Bobby Socklings in Graphite) — Belt: Macy’s — Bracelet: Beau & Stella — Earrings: Angela Grace Jewelry

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I stayed over at my friend Jessica’s on Saturday night–you know, my Nisaba Be Praised buddy–and when I came out dressed like this on Sunday, she commented, “You look like you’re in half-mourning.”

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See, this is why I don’t wear all-black, or even mostly dark colors. I look so funereal.

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Some people look great in all black everything! Alex, for instance, looks chic and classy. I just can’t quite seem to pull it off.

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All of that aside, I wanted to show you a new bracelet I got. I’ve been looking for a piece of jewelry like this for a while now!

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Not because I’m a dedicated angler or anything, no. It’s because of “You Fit Into Me” by Margaret Atwood. It’s a very short poem, you can read it right now:

you fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye

So, you see. (Or maybe you don’t. That’s okay too.)

Outfit Post: 3/9/15

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Shirt: Target — Pants: J.Crew — Shoes: Golden Ponies — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Gift

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What am I even doing here? Well, never mind that. These are a pair of the J.Crew pants I mentioned earlier this week–possibly my first-ever pair of side-zip?

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They definitely relax a little bit over the course of the day, especially in the knees where there’s minor bagging, but such is life. Entropy is unavoidable.

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I was, however, a little disappointed in how weak the inner-leg seams are. It’s a good reminder to thoroughly inspect any clothing you try on before you buy it. I don’t know if one of the seams near the crotch had already popped before the pants came into my life, but if they were completely intact when I bought them, the seam had started to give up the ghost by lunchtime.

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It’s not a hard fix, but I’m a little miffed since J.Crew isn’t an inexpensive brand. I shouldn’t be able to see light coming in through the seams of my pants! A bold statement, I know, but I intend to stick by it.